Horace Dediu and Jim Zellmer discuss the politics, processes and possibilities of cars in light of: 1. Young people deferring drivers licenses. 2. The growth of car sharing. 3. Practical alternative power trains. 4. Urbanization. 5. Increased Congestion. 6. Driverless cars. 7. Rise of the "App Economy". Hosted by Horace Dediu & Jim Zellmer.
45: Asymcar 45: The Cost of Technology Made That Impossible
"Honda Took Pride in Doing Everything Itself. The Cost of Technology Made That Impossible".
Edward Niedermeyer and Bertel Schmitt join Horace and Jim. We begin with a discussion of Honda and automotive grade linux.
We shift gears a bit and consider transport as a service around the globe. We contrast emerging app brands with the traditional auto eco-system and ponder a "meaningful contribution" from Apple.
Apologies for intermittent audio issues during our around the globe conversation.
44: The view from Tokyo with Bertel Schmitt
Auto industry "propagandist" and now journalist Bertel Schmitt joins us for a conversation on Tesla, disruption, entry level cars, Japan and the looming manufacturing tour.
43: Car Subscriptions with Tarun @CondorDetroit
Tarun Kajeepeta joins us to discuss Condor Mobility, his subscription model startup and the mobility market.
Horace, Tarun and Jim dive into auto-ecosystem complexity, customer experiences, on boarding, channels, bundling and market opportunities.
42: The Empire Strikes Back
We consider the news that BMW's i3 will revert to metal in its next iteration. A question of business models engages much of our conversation, from optimized cars designed for transportation as a service to dynamic routes, pricing and arrival options. Dyson's rumored auto ambitions divert our attention. We close by musing on the utility of big data and the evolution of transportation.
40: Supply Chain Sovereign
Does the automotive supply chain drive strategy? What are the new product implications of legacy supply chains? Are organizations bound to supply chain practices? Does Toyota's supply chain structure give them a market advantage?
Why does the Fiat 500's CarPlay work well, but a Chrysler Minivan not at all?
39: Episode 39
Steve Anderson joins us for a deep dive into the two wheel (powered) world.
We discuss the cultural, safety, legal and engineering aspects of motorcycles and their smaller cousins.
A reflection on the Segway closes our conversation
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I love trading reviews with other podcasters and I must say this is a very interesting listen. So much is covered here. Must Listen. 5by5, I would love a return review on mine. Sergeant Storm, Host of the COPS Life Behind the Badge Podcast.
Great Car Podcast with lots of Historical Knowledge
Great podcast, terribly produced.
One of my top 3 favorites
Horace is ahead of the curve