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Day September 19, 2013

Asymcar 4: Death of a salesman

Asymcar 4: Death of a salesman | Asymcar.

Are cars sold or purchased? Horace Dediu and Jim Zellmer discuss automotive “ecosystems” vis-à-vis Apple and Tesla’s direct sales model. We further dive into the rigidity and risk of such value chains and divert a bit into automakers’ attempts at aviation. Finally, we consider the potential monetization of automotive metadata and what that might mean for new, perhaps “over the top” style entrants.

 

Also history lessons: Ford Trimotor, Ford production system, The Kaiser people’s car.