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Welcome to MunroLive! The official source for all things related to Munro & Associates, Inc. starting with the teardown of Tesla’s newest release, the Model Y. This will be a unique opportunity to take a step behind the doors of a world-renowned engineering and manufacturing consulting firm and get direct access to the man himself, Sandy Munro. This is an exciting new format for Munro & Associates and it is our hope that we can continue to provide more teardown content to you on a regular basis once all our employees can return to safely return to work.
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Sandy Munro sits down with Carsten Breitfeld the CEO of Faraday Future. They cover Carsten’s background, his time at Byton, his vision for Faraday Future and so much more!Carsten's Linkedin Below.https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-carsten-breitfeld-06936186/Contact Munro: sales@leandesign.com0:00 Intro, Carsten's Background at BMW and Byton3:41 Faraday Future's Vision 8:53 Sandy's Experience in the FF9112:31 Third Internet Living Space 15:27 Faraday Battery System and other Technology Portfolio20:11 Connectivity and OTA 23:02 What makes customers happy28:03 Driving Experience, Range, Changing the Paradigm of Automobile ownership41:21 Future Technologies, VTOLS, Commoditization of Powertrain 45:01 Focus is important FF91 launching late Q1 202246:23 SPAC, Funding and future Intro and Outro:Music from YouTube Audio Library [Aka YAL]Music provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/CCPXfflu0qoSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/MunroLive)
In this episode Sandy Munro sits down with the Global Head of Innovation at Faraday Future: Zen Matoshi. Please enjoy their wide ranging conversation in which they cover a plethora of topics, from Burger King to the future landscape of the automotive industry.0:00 Cold Open2:20 Luxury of Adversity6:40 Sandy's Low Point When Starting The Company11:43 Official Guest Introduction13:28 Zen's Background, Hyperloop and Faraday25:22 Future of the Auto Industry33:18 Thoughts on Batteries34:41 Reducing Transportation Costs37:43 Issues with Company Market Valuations43:45 How much do EVs save in Maintenance Cost?45:23 What will happen to legacy OEMs?Outro:Music from YouTube Audio Library [Aka YAL]Music provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/CCPXfflu0qoSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/MunroLive)
In this episode Cory Steuben & Sandy Munro recap their impromptu Road Trip across the U.S. in the 2021 Model 3. This video is full of plenty of good stories and insights all culminating with their final visit to SpaceX in Boca Chica, TX to interview Elon Musk.Contact: sales@leandesign.com0:00 Intro & Genesis of Road Trip5:15 Michigan to Nebraska10:00 Nebraska to Denver13:16 Refinements, Headlights, Autopilot21:40 Colorado to Malibu24:37 Zen, Faraday Future, & Aptera26:36 Visiting Silicon Valley28:38 Contacting Elon's Assistant30:08 Arcimoto: Oregon to Reno34:56 Visiting SpaceX & Meeting Elon44:48 Returning HomeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/MunroLive)
Sandy Munro visits Boca Chica Texas to chat with Elon Musk. Elon and Sandy talk about Tesla production, mega-castings, Model 3 Seats, structural battery packs, MBA’s, short-Sellers and more!Thanks to Jehn from SpaceX for coordinating the interview.Thanks to John from Silicon Valley Tesla Club for the ride-along with FSD-Beta.To Contact Munro:  Sales@leandesign.comCredits:Video Filmed, Produced, and Edited By Cory SteubenAudio Editor, Tylor Schlink Thumbnail Artist, Nick Szczotka0:00 Introduction1:18 Production Hell5:57 Seat Discussion9:47 Autopilot17:10 Megacastings22:15 Structural Battery Pack28:11 Precision Assembly and Material Sciences34:57 EV Crossover Point37:46 Electronics & Wiring39:53 MBA's, Short Selling & Closing CommentarySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/MunroLive)
This is an "abridged" version of a previous presentation Sandy gave in back in September, 2020.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/MunroLive)
Enjoy this wide ranging conversation between Sandy Munro - CEO of Munro & Associates, David Tracy - Sr. Technical Editor of Jalopnik, & Kevin Harty - Consultant at Munro & Associates. The accompanying video for this episode can be found at the official MunroLive YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/em7FzqzAmFMCheck out more of David Tracy below:https://jalopnik.com/author/David_Tracyhttps://twitter.com/davidntracyhttps://www.instagram.com/davidntracy\Timestamps:0:05 Introductions / Jalopnik-Munro relationship2:17 Branch out for Munro Live / Other Products5:20 Beginning of Bronco / Wrangler Discussion8:30 Bronco Removable Doors & Cowl Mounted Mirrors10:39 Factory 35’s vs 33’s, Sasquatch package, Tire Package Considerations13:46 SORB Tusks For Crash Safety / F150, Raptor, Bronco15:28 Rear Chassis Discussion / Tow Hooks / Recovery19:13 IFS / Solid Axle / Air Shocks27:07 Grand Cherokee Off-Roading Anecdote & Jeep Commander Hot Take29:31 Jeep's Flag pole vs. Ford's Flag Pole32:02 Brief Engine Discussion33:57 Front Suspension / Control Arm Discussion35:31 Front axle housing discussion37:31 Rear Axle / Track Bar discussion40:17 Ford, Tesla, Twitter, and What about GM?46:29 Pushrod V8 Sparks Wide Ranging Engine Discussion52:37 Bronco May Bring Lay Person into the Off-Road world54:30 JT/JL Discussions Both Good & Bad1:02:10 Sandy Story / Offroading - Manual vs Automatic1:06:34 Dave's Manual Transmission Opinion1:07:49 Bronco Gearing Discussion1:11:14 Bronco Design / Aesthetics / Raptor Version / Bolt-On Quarter Panels1:16:11 Transition to EV's / Tesla / Rivian / Electric Jeep1:25:40 Sandy & Dave’s thoughts on Hybrids/PHEV's1:30:47 Dave's Recent Jeep Purchase / Large BOF vehicle discussion / BMW i31:38:26 Ford Whiz Kids / Elon Musk selling Tesla Technology to other companies1:41:16 Thoughts on VW ID3, Electric Motors, Blackberry, & Owning Profound Knowledge 1:44:06 Purchasing major supplier components / Ford-Yamaha SHO Engine Discussion1:45:33 The Battery Pack Cost Dilemma / Poor Leadership Discussion1:48:57 Final Thoughts on Bronco Execution & Complexity of Bronco Interior1:52:08 Sandy’s comments on a Past Bronco being canceled & Harold "Red" PolingSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/MunroLive)
Sandy Munro remains hard at work digging into the Tesla Model Y and flooding the YouTube channels with daily video updates on the teardown. The Munro team has been blown away by the amount viewership interaction; So, on this episode, Sandy addresses a handful of questions from the comments section. The accompanying video for this episode can be found at the official MunroLive YouTube channel youtube.com/watch?v=VN0cvI6uNnE. Remember to like and subscribe and please consider checking out MunroLive.com where you can help support the team's effort and stay up to date on the latest details of the Model Y teardown. See you next time on MunroLive.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/MunroLive)
As the external review of the Tesla Model Y is wrapping up Sandy notices an issue with the plastic clips on the under hood cowl cover. For this episode, Sandy offers his thoughts on change. A simple change to a clip design and some simple change to help support local businesses. The accompanying video for this episode can be found at the official MunroLive YouTube channel youtube.com/watch?v=927-Rb6suPc. Remember to like and subscribe and please consider checking out MunroLive.com where you can help support the team's effort and stay up to date on the latest details of the Model Y teardown.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/MunroLive)
March 31st, 2020 marks the arrival of the Tesla Model Y at Munro Headquarters and so begins the official vehicle teardown series where we will bring straight to you the insights and commentary from the man himself, Sandy Munro. Please visit MunroLive.com or youtube.com/watch?v=Usa95EaU6u0 where you can view the accompanying video for today's audio as well as other videos including Sandy's first take on the arrival of the Model Y.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/MunroLive)
Visit www.munrolive.com for future updates on the Model Y teardown.youtube.com/watch?v=Br9luPS5VsESupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/MunroLive)
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