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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

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

 

Part 2 Now You Know – Sandy Munro can make the Cybertruck Float?

Sandy Munro Can Make the Cybertruck Float Part 2

Part 2 Now You Know – Sandy Munro can make the Cybertruck Float?

In the second installment of the “In Depth” episode of the YouTube Channel “Now You Know”, Zac and Jesse ask Sandy Munro all sort of questions probing into the even incredulous, such as, “Can the Cyber Truck be made aquatic?”  Want to know Sandy’s answers? Well you will have to watch that show.  Click here now to watch:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUiwKL7fV_I

Sandy also talks about what makes people who will buy a Cybertruck over a conventional truck different and the specific features that make it more appealing to different people’s needs.  There is also talk about Arcimoto and other Munro projects that are going on right now.  Plus… a flying car? What?

Also, just to throw it out there, 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:

Uh oh, Tesla Sues Rivian…

Tesla Sues Rivian

Uh oh, Tesla Sues Rivian…

In a move that is probably more to set a precedent than anything else, Tesla is suing EV truck rival Rivian for violating Trade Secrets law.  During the last little while, roughly 70 employees have left Tesla for Rivian, and Tesla is now claiming that several of these ex-employees who have jumped ship have brought with them valuable intellectual property and secrets that Telsa can’t abide by.

Rivian, although starting up around ten years ago, has been a little under the radar for some until the last few years when their product has come into the media’s focus.  With recent investments coming with Ford ($500M) and Amazon ($700M) and an overall fundraising of upwards of $5 Billion over it’s time, Rivian could stand to be a real competitor with Telsa, especially in the truck race.

Both companies can boast of impressive new technologies, but now it seems as if the competitive waters are going to turn choppy, starting with the legal end of things.

Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield of Transport Evolved has just made a very interesting video that dives into this drama.  To watch the full video, click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSiBs1ZPR6c

Want to legally find out some fantastic secrets of Tesla’s engineering? Our Model Y report, which showcases all the leading EV technology, 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 for it.  Also, Munro has reported 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.

Tips For Tesla E3 – Night Vision HUD & Wire Reduction

Tips For Tesla E3 - Night Vision HUD & Wire Reduction

Tips for Tesla E3 – Night Vision HUD & Wire Reduction

In this episode of Tips for Tesla, Sandy goes back in time to the year 2005 when Munro & Associates was working on a project called MI SATS (Michigan Small Aircraft Transportation System) that was also partnered with NASA to demonstrate several proof-of-concept technologies that could help advance the small aircraft industry to the point of creating semi-autonomous aircraft for personal travel.

First, Sandy talks about the HUD (Heads-UP Display) and the night-vision technologies that Munro worked on and was featured in the “Paradigm” aircraft that Munro designed.  Sandy believes that Tesla should seek to implement a visual enhancement for automobile drivers that could enhance a drivers perspective on the road while driving at night and perhaps prevent collisions due to low visibility, low light conditions, and/or “light-noise.”

After this, Sandy moves on to discuss wireless solutions for electrical communication within new Tesla vehicles in order to reduce the amount of wiring as Tesla promised.

For the full video, click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUJYhh3QRpU

On another note, our Model Y report is finished!  Want to get a real understanding of the leading EV technology?  This report has it in detail and 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.

Tips for Tesla E2 – Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Charging

Tips for Tesla E2 - Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Charging
Tips for Tesla E2 – Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Charging

In today’s episode, Sandy Munro talks about the vehicle-to-grid charging for Tesla vehicles and EV’s in general as well as vehicle to vehicle charging and inherent issues that are underlying within them.

What happens if you get stuck on the road with no charge in your car? Or what happens if you need to charge from home but a giant storm has cut the power to your house and/or neighborhood and maybe even your solar panels (should you have them) are damaged and you can’t get power to your car?

As Sandy gets into the weeds of the electronics, he points some of the so-called solutions to these issues isn’t so simple as a quick physical add-on or just doing software updates to the car.  Sending power backwards through the system isn’t physically possible due to the nature of the existing circuitry, however, redesigning the car introducing bi-directional circuitry might solve this issue.

Sandy suggests some other novel ideas, but to learn them you have to watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qM0LpsYb6A&t=5s

Tips for Tesla E1 – Steering and Weight Reduction

Tesla Suggestions - Lighweighting and Steering
Tips for Tesla E1 – Steering and Weight Reduction

Replace the wheel?

In this episode Sand talks about the evolution of steering, all the way from riding horses to the present day.  Sandy suggests some alternatives to future Tesla steering mechanisms and discusses the feasibility of a joystick model and goes into an explanation of the aircraft that Munro and Associates designed called the Paradigm.

Taking one step further, Sandy suggests that at some point we should ultimately have a  vehicle that will be steered by thought. Although this might sound a little out there to the casual reader, Tesla’s Neuralink might bring us this reality sooner than we think.

In the second half of this video Sandy discusses a few different light-weighting ideas that Tesla can implement. The first is surrounding changing the wheels in a new design concept from martianwheels.com.  Sandy also talks about other ways to replace large chunks the car someone consumer to the make a casting.

To find this in more watch the video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiXy5w5VxgI&t=1s

 

Cybertruck E4 – Interior

Cybertruck E4 - Interior

Cybertruck E4 – Interior

Welcome back to episode 4 on the Cybertruck vs. conventional trucks series.  In todays episode, Sandy compares the interiors of the Cybertruck to what truck owners currently experience or expect on truck that are in the market currently.

Sandy points out that there are pluses and minuses with the Cybertruck’s proposed interiors.  He discusses the minimalist design, which an old time trucker, would be used to (truck in the old days had few interior features), but is nothing like the design an old-timer would expect or be used to.  He points out changes that have occurred in the expectation of truckers and how that might affect Tesla.

One interesting point that Sandy is not a fan of is the proposed steering wheel, which would terrible for off-roading and, based on the pictures provided, not street legal.

There is in depth discussion of the Instrument Panel including infotainment system and assumptions made from tearing down the model Y.  Sandy goes on to talk about door panels, seats, center consoles, HVAC, safety/restraints, and electronics.

For the full video click here:

The Model Y report is almost finished, along with the Octovalve and Thermal System, the Inverter report, 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.

Cybertruck Comparison Ep2 – Suspension

Cybertruck E2 - Suspension

Cybertruck Comparison Ep2 – Suspension

In this week’s episode, Sandy Munro compares the Cybertruck with conventional trucks on the market in relation to front and rear suspension, air ride, and active damping to make assumptions about utility, comfort, and performance.

What suspension geometry is Cybertruck going to use and why?  What are some unique possibilities for dynamic ride height adjustment that air suspension opens up for the Cybertruck?  How will active damping affect the overall feel of the Cybertruck and the absence of a solid rear axle in favor of independent rear suspension and air springs?  All of these questions are covered in this weeks episode which can be watched here:

Just a reminder, Munro has reports on these types of truck comparisons and much more.  If you are interested in finding out more about the Tesla Model 3 or Y or how the top 10 EV Motors on the market compare with each other, then you should click on the above or contact us at sales@leandesign.com.

Also, remember to tip your cashier or at the very least to thank them for being a front line worker that is keeping the economy going.  For last week’s episode, click here.