Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013
Today, Elon Musk gives us a glimpse at his effective (yet Machiavellian, maybe) management practices, Volvo shows us what may be coming for its V40 and XC40, and Apple puts more of its money where its money is, up next.
Elon Musk on how to win friends and influence people: “In order for us to be confident of achieving volume production of Model 3 by late 2017, we actually have to set a date of mid-2017 and really hold people’s feet to the fire, internally and externally,” he said.
Apple’s investment of $1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing may prove that the tech company has future plans for worldwide mobility—or that they’ve heard from authorities that to make more in China they’ll have to spend more on China. (The truth may be in the middle.)
Volvo teased us with a couple pictures of what will likely be its V40 and XC40 cars. We don’t know much other than that they’ll have “Thor’s Hammer” headlights and come from Volvo so until we hear otherwise, we’re likely to believe that the cars can fly too.
Who wants to go from San Francisco to LA in 30 minutes? One of the companies racing to build a Hyperloop showed off its open-air test.
Tesla’s “Summon” feature may have caused a crash in Utah. Or did it?
Happy Friday, folks.