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:
In the latest Munro Live Video, Sandy talks about what will be coming up in future episodes. Some of the things the audience can look forward to will be work we are doing with the Renault KWID as well as several prototype electric vehicles that you really don’t want to miss out on.
But let’s get down to the real question that many people seem to be asking recently… “Does Munro work for, or get paid by Tesla?” The answer is an emphatic, “NO!”
Munro has worked with or analyzed most vehicles that have been brought to market over its 32 years of business from pretty much every automaker. Munro has helped design, analyze, benchmark, or influenced electric vehicles going as far back as GM’s EV1. This being said, when Munro releases reports like the Telsa Model 3 or Y that are sold openly to anyone and are not paid for studies by an individual company for their R&D or product design departments, they are done on our own dollar and we give up all of the secrets that we find, the good and the bad, warts and all.
If a company pays for us to analyze or redesign a product, it is kept secret and you won’t hear about it for years if ever. If we do a study like the Model Y, we do it on our own volition in order to sell it to a wide audience because we think it has a lot of properties or technology that the market will be interested in finding out. It is as simple as that.
One thing Sandy Munro is not, is a shill for anyone! What we found in the Model Y was truly impressive and beyond our initial expectations, for not only Tesla, but the EV industry in general. Anyone that buys the report will understand once they see what we have found. This is why we are warning the automotive market in general, that the bar has been raised and they have to get their sh*t together if they don’t want to be left in the dust. If you are interested in buying the Model Y report, you can view the prospectus here: https://leandesign.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Tesla-Y-Sales-Document.pdf
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!”
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.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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
Sandy Munro’s Tesla Y teardown finds its way into the Wall Street Journal
Sandy Munro once again found himself the topic of interest in the latest Wall Street Journal article entitled, “Is Tesla’s Model Y Crossover the World’s Best Car?” by Dan Neil.
Dan starts off his article, “I WAS debating whether to proclaim the new Tesla Model Y the best car in the world.” He goes on to reference several sources that help them to come up with this conclusion, including the observations made by our founder Sandy Munro in a recent Teslarati article and, of course, the body of evidence found in Munro’s recent Model Y teardown series on YouTube.
Dan writes that during the pandemic shutdown, Sandy Munro’s YouTube series has elevated him to the status of “EV folk hero,” inspiring viewers such as himself to be in awe of this engineering marvel. He does go on to mention the flaws that Sandy found in the car but reiterating that all of this is overshadowed by the overwhelming technological leaps found in this vehicle.
To view the full article in the Wall Street Journal, click here!
Most importantly, if you or your team wants to get ahead in the new EV world, our reports on the Model Y will put you in the driver’s seat. We cover everything featured in our video series and more. Also, our report on the leading 10 Electric Motors will let you know where everyone stands in the EV motor world. Whether you are an OEM, supplier, or manufacturer looking to get into the shifting EV market, these reports can give you an advantage now instead of wasting money trying to analyze in-house. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!