While You Were Sleeping: March 2nd, 2015

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
while you were sleeping march 2nd 2015

This week marks the start of the Geneva Auto Show press days and February’s auto sales data. Check back later for coverage of both events. Geneva’s press preview will kick off at 8 AM Geneva Time tomorrow (GMT-6).

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  • Zekele Ibo Zekele Ibo on Mar 02, 2015

    >> Geneva’s press preview will kick off at 8 AM Geneva Time tomorrow (GMT-6). Geneva is not on GMT-6, it is on GMT+1. So when is coverage starting again?

    • Cameron Aubernon Cameron Aubernon on Mar 02, 2015

      Coverage starts at 2 a.m. Eastern/11 p.m. Pacific, and I will be reporting on all the things from Geneva! Be sure to bring your jammy-jams and sleeping bags, 'cuz we're having a TTAC slumber party! :D

  • Wmba Wmba on Mar 02, 2015

    Well, obviously Apple will build the Core GT using Foxconn's proprietary 3D printing technology. No problem. As Fan Chin Wau has said, the meal dispenser on Star Trek original series got him thinking. "That thing could produce everything from Peking Duck to pumpkin pie at the drop of a hat. Now we can too. And it's vitamin enriched!" Apple's new app for its watch now includes remote access to secret government underground bunkers, while Google is relying on smoke and mirrors to help it develop autonomous drive. "If it can navigate correctly through dense smoke while live-view has a reversing lens on the lidar, then snow and ice will be a cakewalk!" Tech-lacking business journalists, usually sporting a mouth agape stance as the push-on push-off plastic rotary ratchet used for upscale ballpoint pens is demonstrated, immediately bid up the stock price of the two technology giants, certain that someone somewhere would make money in the confusion. Meanwhile, minor industry player Radtech has plowed ahead, developing an electric motor-powered potato chip bag opener, and it includes the real breakthrough of an attachment to open refrigerated vacuum-sealed pickle jars with lids slippery from condensation. "We expect to get our investment money back in three weeks just from YouTube ads!" Radtech's stock fell 74.6% on the news.

  • ClutchCarGo ClutchCarGo on Mar 02, 2015

    Item 3 in the first post speaks to the possible Yamaha/Murray product in the post from last week, especially for developing markets.

  • Big Al from Oz Big Al from Oz on Mar 02, 2015

    I agree with Pch101, (hard to believe). I do think a blog or two would make for some interesting debate on the problems and direction encountered by the "industry". As all can witness, there are many polarising views regarding how our tax dollars are spent (wasted) in the "industry". Also the massive protection and handouts offered to the "industry", which doesn't allow for new and possibly innovative businesses to start up. TTAC has economists who comment, UAW stooges, engineers, line workers and we can't forget the retailers of vehicles, etc. I can see it now. The Pch101 types who are left wing (Merican') socialists supporting the minority within the industry, ie, UAW, manufacturers, etc. And, people like myself who support the majority, the consumer (everyone) and middle of the line guys, who really don't care, so long they can go out and buy a vehicle when needed.