Monday, November 20, 2017

Tesla's Truck: Designed by Cat Ladies?

I thought this is interesting.  Not because Musk & Co. are alone in designing stuff that WILL NOT WORK, but because they are not alone.  The industry is filled with designers who talk only among  themselves, and are in "one-upsmanship" games.  Consumers don't need the shiny-object-fiddle-daddles and the constant ding-dong alarms are doing far more harm than good.

But this truck of Musk's?  Complete idiocy.  Take it from someone who knows.

...I spent almost nine months of this year as an over-the-road truck driver – six months in a Freightliner Cascadia pulling a refrigerated trailer, then nearly three months in a Kenworth T680 pulling a flatbed. I drove more than 90,000 miles, from New England to the Pacific Northwest, from San Diego to central Florida. I retired this month, partly because the dream has dark sides so dark they'd shame a black hole....We don't know what the production truck will achieve when it hits the road, but the Semi has a lot going for it. Nevertheless, the Semi seems most impressive to those who don't know what it's like to be a truck driver....

You can take it from there at the link.  It's really a very sad essay.

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