The car industry is 1 of the toughest to crack into as a car maker, so it’s terrific that we have onstage at Disrupt NY 2017 in Might two younger organizations operating in that place to discuss us through the method of becoming new in a subject wherever the dominant players have not improved considerably in nearly a century.
Lucid Motors, makers of the forthcoming Lucid Air luxury electric sedan, and Community Motors, the collaborative car notion creator operating on almost everything from autonomous electric shuttles to cargo drones, will sign up for us for a discussion of what it usually takes to be a new sort of car company — and to clearly show the world that there’s even area for that sort of enterprise to exist.
Lucid’s Peter Rawlinson, the car maker’s main specialized officer, has a whole lot of encounter with becoming an upstart in automobiles — his earlier position was as a vice president and engineering lead at Tesla Motors, wherever he led development of the Model S and ushered the company from boutique luxury oddity to the first actually practical U.S. electric-specific automaker. Rawlinson sales opportunities Lucid’s car enhancement team, and is a actually arms-on engineering executive who is familiar with the hardware and organization difficulties included in bringing a model new EV to market.
Community Motors CEO Jay Rogers is equally eager to develop the following-technology U.S. automotive model, but he’s having a incredibly various strategy. The former Marine and Harvard MBA crafted his company close to the idea of car notion “co-creation,” in which a local community of far more than thirty,000 men and women, which includes designers, engineers, fabricators and followers, collaborate on crowdsourced car types. Community Motors wishes to develop motor vehicles tailor-made for micro-markets, eschewing the 1-dimensions suits most strategy of several car makers for anything that features specific responses to specific difficulties.
Each Lucid and Community give a unique standpoint on what it implies to be the following terrific American car company, and we’re looking forward to listening to far more about what they believe that that involves.
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