Sandy Talks About Recent Autonomous Drive Tesla Crash on TMZ
TMZ reaches out to Sandy Munro to get his opinion on the recent fatal crash of Tesla where there was no one in the driver seat and the user had put the car on autopilot.
The interview starts off with the interviewers asking Sandy if Tesla is in fact using it’s owners and the general public as guinea pigs for testing out their new Autonomous Driving software. Sandy rebuts that even the medical industry uses guinea pigs for testing any more and he would distance himself from any correlation between Tesla’s autopilot technology and a human testing scenario.
Sandy instead says that with the rate of improvements in the software and it’s overall efficacy, the move to continue to evolve and use this technology is paramount in creating safer roads and driving experiences in general. With Tesla’s autopilot being 8 times safer than the average driver and only being on the market for a few years, Sandy believes it would be absolutely criminal to stop the progression and normalization of this technology in the market.
To watch the TMZ clip of Sandy talking, click on the link below:
2021 Volkswagen ID.4: E6 – Wrap Up with Alex Guberman
In this episode of Munro Live, Sandy turns the tables and interviews Alex Guberman from E for Electric on his thoughts and experiences with the ID.4 which he will be receiving soon.
This video starts off with Alex explaining he just slept on the floor of his newly purchased house in Las Vegas which doesn’t have any furniture yet.
Alex has just recently moved on from driving a Tesla for many years, but admits that owning a luxury Tesla is expensive. This is the main reason he bought the Volkswagen ID.4 which comes in at about $30,000 USD and he feels that the ID.4 is best for that price range.
Want to know all of Alex’s and Sandy’s thoughts and research on the car? Well you will just have to watch the episode:
In this video, Sandy talks about the ride and drive experience in the Volkswagen ID.4 and whoa does it get a little crazy.
Sandy starts off backing the car out of the loading bay at Munro and he is pleased with the performance of the rear camera assistance. However, from there, Sandy tries to set the navigation to see how the autonomous driving performs in the ID.4 with the goal of trying to get to a charging station. This winds up not going well.
It should be noted that Sandy was also in a rush to complete this trek and then get back to another meeting, but the hilarity that ensues during his travails with the UI/UX of the Navigation system is priceless.
But we will let you decide what you think. Watch here:
In this episode, Sandy gives his impressions on the use of the Volkswagen ID.4 frunk comparing it with other vehicles Munro has analyzed, specifically the Telsa Model 3.
The first thing Sandy makes a comment of is the fact that the VW ID.4 hood is quite heavy and has to be lifted by hand unassisted by shocks – unlike the Model 3. Sandy goes on to explain why maybe the hood is configured the way that it is and points out differences between European designs and why the hood is shaped in order to lessen the damages to a pedestrian involved in a head-on collision.
Then Sandy finds that the VW ID.4 hood has a lot crammed underneath it similar to what you would find in a legacy I.C.E. vehicle (minus an engine, fan, etc.). But you will find the fuse box, which is one of the first things that Sandy has an issue with. In this VW fuse box, you do not find a schematic explaining what he fuses do underneath the cover like you would in many cars. Instead, you must look at the manual to figure out what fuse performs what function.
Next up is the bottle and hose for the windshield wiper fluid which Sandy likes, due to the blue lid making it obvious what that is for. However, Sandy finds the bottle detaches and hides perhaps a very important secret underneath.
Not to spoil any more of the video, to find out what else Sandy finds, you will have to watch the video by clicking on the link below:
This first episode in the series where Munro analyzes the Volkswagen ID.4, Sandy gives his first impression on what he sees when viewing the exterior and interior of the car. Also, it should be noted that this is the rear-wheel drive version of the ID.4.
Sandy starts off with a walk around the vehicle giving his impressions on the wheel choice, fit, finish, and quality, and the overall look of the vehicle.
Sandy then moves on to the interior where he discusses the seats, stearing wheel, infotainment system, and more. There is a slight mishap where Sandy also get locked in the back seat because the child locks are on; this also causes him to reveal his true feelings about child locks.
After that Sandy Looks at the trunk and gives his final impressions. To watch this episode, click below:
Sandy Has An In-Depth Discussion With The CEO of Faraday Future Carsten Breitfeld
In this podcast style interview, Sandy has the chance to sit down with Carsten Breitfeld the CEO of Faraday Future to talk at length about Faraday and its vision for the future.
In this episode, Carsten talks about his past at BMW and Byton, Faraday’s position in the EV market and where they see the company going in the future including performance information of the FF91, Sandy’s tour of their facilities and his personal experience with the FF91 including it’s luxurious interior and creature comforts including the Third Internet Living Space, Faraday’s battery system, and other technologies within the car such as it’s connectivity advantages and OTA.
The conversation moves on to how Faraday is looking to maximize it’s customer’s experience and how they plan to go about doing that including changing paradigms of how people could view customer ownership of such vehicles. Carsten also talks about future technologies it is looking to provide to the market through it’s vehicles and VTOLS.
Lastly, the conversation shifts to Faraday’s product launch and funding and SPAC.
If you are interested in learning more about Faraday in a conversational and relaxed manner, this is the episode for you! Click below to watch now!
In this episode, Sandy has a sit-down conversation with Zen Matoshi, investor and Partner of Faraday Future at Munro & Associates’ headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The episode starts off with Sandy and Zen talking about humble beginnings and sharing their origin stories and moves into Zen talking about his background in banking and wealth management, becoming an angel investor, the beginnings of Hyperloop, Tesla, and moving into Faraday Future.
The conversation moves on into where the two see the future of the Automotive industry, the future of batteries and energy storage, sustainable transportation, and reducing the costs of transportation. Zen also goes on to explain what he thinks about the valuations of legacy car companies vs. the new EV companies, as well as the cost of maintenance, dealerships, and when will the industry completely flip.
More Stories About Visiting SpaceX & Meeting Elon Musk
In this episode of Munro Live, Sandy and Cory discuss in more detail how they actually got to meet Elon right at the last minute and their tour of SpaceX in Boca Chica Texas. There is a lot of fun stories and interesting information on SpaceX in this video.
On another note, did you realize that our new Inverter Report details the inner secrets of 6 of the top Electric Vehicle inverters on the market? This report covers the Tesla Model 3, the Nissan Leaf, Jaguar I-Pace, the Audi E-Tron, and the Tesla Model Y front and rear inverters?
In this not-to-miss video, Sandy and Cory recap their epic journey across the USA in a Tesla Model 3, meeting everyone from enthusiasts to Elon Musk himself. Several topics are covered and may become future episodes.
Farady Future, Zen, Aptera, Arcimoto and of course Space X, this episode has a lot of great content.
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