Category Archives: Telsa Model Y Teardown

3IS Comes to Munro to Discuss Comparing Tesla, Ford, and VW’s Electrical Architectures

3IS Discuses Tesla Ford and VW Electrical Architectures

3IS Comes to Munro to Discuss Comparing Tesla, Ford, and VW’s Electrical Architectures

In this long format, podcast-style episode of Munro Live, Sandy and Dave Warner from Munro spends just over 40 minutes discussing the electrical architectures of the Tesla Model Y, the Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Volkswagen’s ID.4.

3IS researches automotive electronics and electrical systems, creating databases on the main EV systems including Body Electronics, Infotainment, Navigation,Telematics & Connectivity, ADAS / Safety, Automated Vehicles, Chassis Control, Powertrain, EV / HEV, and more.

The discussion first starts off with introductions then moving swiftly into comparing the number of ECUs in the vehicles, number CAN Buses, ethernet usage, LIN Buses, usage of LVDS Channels, audio and the pitfalls of “parts-bin” engineering, usage of fuses and relays.  Finally, the team talks about the specific architecture of the ID.4, the Model Y, and the Mustang Mach E, diagnostic systems, and ultimately which system the team thinks is best, covering all of the plusses and minuses.

If you are truly interested in the nitty-gritty of EV electrical, then this is the episode for you:

 

Sandy Builds Tesla Battery Bay

Light Guide

Sandy Builds Tesla Battery Bay

In this episode, Sandy builds a Tesla Battery Tray using Light Guide Systems.  This ingenious setup allows an operator to assemble a complex series of parts with a great amount of ease and precision by giving the operator visual steps on the screen as well as on the parts themselves; shining a light in the shape of the parts and illuminating the places where pieces must be inserted/assembled.

The Light Guide System is the world’s leading software tool for Augmented Reality Manufacturing, enabling even a first-time operator to quickly and painlessly get trained and perform new processes and assemblies.  As you can see in the video, Sandy is assembling the battery tray for the first time, but it takes him no time at all to figure out what he has to do in any particular operation to assemble the parts.

According to their website, Light Guid AR Software Engine enables and provides the following:

  • Install seamlessly onto single workstations or across entire assembly lines.
  • Project visual prompts in the form of text, graphics, animations, pictures, drawings, or videos.
  • Eliminate operator reliance on printed work instructions, computer screens or memory for guidance.
  • Provide operator guidance and confirmation that each step was properly completed.
  • Capture full digital traceability: automatically record cycle production times, defects, and variable part data to drive real-time data, analytics, and reporting.
  • Error-proof operations, even in high mix / high variation environments.
  • Interface across the Enterprise via realtime connectivity to both custom MES environments as well as standard platforms (ie, Siemens Mindssphere, Microsoft Azure, and PTC Thingworx

But don’t take my word for it, watch this fun video and be blown away by the innovative tool:

Design News Covers Munro’s Upcoming Presentation at The Battery Show

Design News Octovalve Battery Show

Design News Covers Munro’s Upcoming Presentation at The Battery Show

Design News recently interviewed Munro’s own Cory Steuben on his upcoming presentation at the Battery Show and EV Tech Expo Digital Days virtual conference on the infamous Octovalve.

Cory will dive into one of Tesla’s new secret weapon – the Octovalve which Cory describes as, “The world’s best EV thermal management system.”  Cory’s presentation will be Thursday, Nov. 12 at 11:15 am. Follow the link above to sign up for the Battery Show and EV Tech virtual conference and read the full article by Design News here:  https://www.designnews.com/automotive-engineering/secrets-tesla-model-y-octovalve

Rivian vs. Hummer EV Results Plus Sandy announces massive Tesla Giveaway

Sandy announces massive Tesla Giveaway

Rivian vs. Hummer EV Results Plus Sandy announces massive Tesla Giveaway!

Well, the votes are in and it is a clear winner.  When announced in the last video that we wanted your input on which vehicle to pick next for Munro to analyze/study next, the hands-down winner was Rivian.  With Rivian being the vehicle of most interest to our group of followers we are in the plans of how we will make a series on this going forward.

But now onto the real topic of the day…  Munro’s 100,000 subscribers give away extravaganza!

From calipers to hood shields, scripts to a high-top table made from a tire and wheel, many Tesla car parts will be up for grabs in this race to 100,000 subscribers.  Over 70 items will be up for award to the next 7000 or so subscribers that we need to reach 100K subs.  We are still unsure how we are picking people but that will probably be announced in the next video.  Don’t miss out on your chance to win one of these unique items – subscribe now!

Click here to watch the video for more information and to (hopefully) subscribe to Munro Live!

 

The Octovalve: CT Scans from Kinetic Vision

Kinetic Vision Scan of the Octovalve

The Octovalve: CT Scans from Kinetic Vision

In Munro Live’s latest episode, Sandy reveals some amazing scans done by Kinetic Vision on the Octovalve.  In this video, you can see moving computer animations that show the internal workings of the Tesla Model Y Octovalvecolor in color-coded relief, making it easier to understand from the layperson’s perspective.

If you have ever had any questions about how the Octovalve functions, here is the best example of it in a well-narrated video with Sandy Munro.

To watch the full video, which is a must-see, follow this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P-UilAalvE&ab_channel=MunroLive

Or better yet, if you are looking to see the full scans as well as all the other data you could possibly want about this marvel of fluid dynamics and thermal system efficiency, why not buy the report!  Follow this link to the Octovalve prospectus:  https://leandesign.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Model-Y-Octovalve-Prospectus-7-7.pdf

Charged EV Virtual Conference Featuring Sandy Munro on Sept. 2nd and 3rd

Charged Virtual Conference September 1-3

Charged EV Virtual Conference Featuring Sandy Munro on Sept. 2nd and 3rd

Save the Date!  CEO Sandy Munro will be presenting two sessions during the Charged Virtual Conference which runs September 1st to 3rd online.  Sandy will be giving his insight on how 10 of the leading EV motors compare against each other as well as analyzing a few of the top inverters on the market and their technology and finally covering off on the direction he sees the EV world moving to and how Tesla will affect the market going forward.

This virtual conference will be open to the public and is FREE to sign up for

To register to attend click here: https://chargedevs.com/conference

For more information on the two presentations, click on the respective links below:

On Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. ET, Munro will compare today’s 10 Leading EV Motors – https://bit.ly/2Q0evnZ

On Sept. 3 at 4:45 p.m. ET, Munro will present “Tesla’s Inverter Technology Versus Other BEVs” – https://bit.ly/2DRSLbB

 

Automotive News – How Will Tesla Rivals Top This?

How Will Tesla Rivals Top This

Automotive News – How Will Tesla Rivals Top This?

In this edition of Automotive News, Sandy Munro is heavily featured as the author Michael Martinez dives deep into Munro’s teardown of the Tesla Model Y and how it showcases how far EV’s have come in respect of technology and builds.

“They’ve got a depth I just don’t see anywhere else,” says Munro of Tesla’s newest Model Y, especially when it comes to the battery, motor, and the now famous “Octovalve.”  This article pours over several of the cars key engineering wonders and body zones to give the reader a full look of the vehicle from a technological viewpoint.

Sandy Munro says, “I thought the Model 3 was 10 years ahead of the competition, now seeing the Model Y, I think this is another 4 years beyond that!”

To read the whole article, click here!

However, if you really want to learn about the Model Y to its core pieces, then you need to purchase the newly finished Model Y Report.  10’s of thousands of pages on the bleeding edge of EV technology is at your fingertips.  Want more?  Well, there is also Munro’s 10 Leading EV Motor Report, the Octovalve Report, 3 Inverter Report, and the Model 3 report.

Sandy Talks On “Now You Know” Part 1 “Tesla Lies”?

Now you Know In Depth Tesla Lies Sandy Munro

Sandy Talks On “Now You Know” Part 1 “Tesla Lies”?

Recently, Sandy was interviewed on the YouTube show “Now You Know”, specifically their “In Depth” series where Zac & Jesse talk Tesla, Munro’s history, and innovation in detail.  This is the first part of a two-part series interview with Sandy and it is one of the best interviews of Sandy yet!

Sandy talks about how Munnro has worked on everything from Barbie to parts of the International Space Station (ISS), how Tesla stands against the rest of the market, old OEM stories, in-depth Model Y stories, and new technologies.

You don’t want to miss this show; here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l6DPwKHWpY

Speaking of the Model Y, our Model Y report which showcases all the leading EV technology and those suggestions Munro gave to Tesla can now be purchased. No other car we have analyzed has this many technology leaps.  One of those leaps is the Octovalve and Thermal System which is such a unique technology that we created a separate report just on it.  Also, Munro has reports on 3 EV Inverters and a comparison of 10 of the leading EV motors and the Model 3.

If you are serious about competing in the new EV world, these reports are a must-have.  Don’t be left in the dust while your competitors reap the knowledge contained in these tomes.  Reports of this type don’t exist anywhere else in the market.  Contact sales@leandesign.com for more information.

Munro Selling Model Y Sample Reports for $5

Tesla Model Y Sample Report $5

Munro Selling Model Y Sample Reports for $5

What? $5 for a Munro report?  Well, not exactly… Munro sells the full Model Y Report for $89K.  Paying full price will get you as follows:

  • Vehicle and Zone Executive Summaries
  • Zone Eye-Catching Features
  • Zone Quick Cost Estimate Report
  • Zone Quick-Costed Bill of Material in PDF format
  • Weights and most materials and suppliers identified
  • Electrical Topology
  • Cooling Topology (full details available for purchase in separate Thermal Systems Report)
  • Vehicle Fit, Finish & Quality report (FFQ™)
  • Wind Tunnel Testing Results
  • Scans of the vehicle in .STL format

You can also purchase individual reports made for those only interested in specific vehicle areas.  The cost breakdown for those is as such:

  • Zone 1 Body and Chassis $32,000 USD
  • Zone 2 Controlling Electronics $38,000 USD
  • Zone 3 Interiors and Safety $30,000 USD
  • Zone 4 Powertrain and Battery Pack $45,000 USD
  • Electrical Topology $ 5,000 USD
  • Thermal Systems Report $15,000 USD

In addition to this you can also buy the Tesla Model 3 to Model Y Side-by-Side Report for $35,000 USD.

So what does the $5 report get you?  The purchaser will receive over 100 pages of the actual report, but the information will be augmented to hide the real data.  That being said there is a ton of great factual in formation in the sample report and as a student you get to see what a professional benchmarking report looks like.

For more information, Sandy put together this quick video explaining the sample reports:

Live Stream on Munro Live YouTube with Frost & Sullivan TODAY at 12:00PM EST!!!

Munro Associates Live Stream with Frost and Sulivan

Live Stream on Munro Live YouTube with Frost & Sullivan

Tune in today at 12:00pm for a live stream with the Munro team hosted by Frost and Sulivan.  Click here to watch:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrVAZmVeOHg

Frost & Sullivan invites you to a joint briefing with Munro & Associates on “Tesla Strategy ‘Unbundled’: Creating a ‘New Industry’ Based on ‘Networked Energy'”, to be held on 28 July 2020 at noon EST (9 a.m. PST; 6 p.m. CET). Benny Daniel, Business Unit Leader – Mobility, Aerospace & Defense Practice (NA) and VP – Consulting, Frost & Sullivan, together with Sandy Munro, CEO, Munro Associates, will provide strategic insights into the key technical and tactical factors that distinguish Tesla from its competitors.

Key topics discussed include:

-The seven strategies at the core of Tesla’s master plan

-What it takes to go beyond cars to create a lifestyle product

-Tesla’s approach to ‘total cost of ownership’ (TCO) and its subsequent marketing messages

-Future high-performance computers and how they can enable customized strategies