Elon Musk wants to build an electric roller coaster at Tesla’s campus

March 1, 2017 by  
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Tesla is quickly becoming one of the coolest places to work. After an employee spoke out about working conditions in a Medium post, Elon Musk sent out an email detailing his vision for company fun – including free frozen yogurt stands and an electric pod car roller coaster . Tesla employee Jose Moran penned a post titled Time for Tesla to Listen earlier this month, calling out the electric car company for 60-70 hour work weeks and hourly wages lower than those earned by average automotive workers. He said many employees were exploring unionizing, and had contacted the labor union United Auto Workers (UAW). Moran said he believes in Tesla’s vision, but wants to make the company better. Related: Tesla just announced plans to build up to five Gigafactories In response, Musk sent out a company-wide email. He said he was distraught at the mention of the UAW, because in Musk’s view the union favors large car companies and doesn’t share Tesla’s mission. He also accused UAW of employing disingenuous tactics. Musk said Tesla awards employees shares and offers the opportunity to buy stock at lower prices than the public, in contrast to other car companies. Regarding work hours, Musk pointed to changes to reduce overtime hours such as the addition of a third shift. Of course, an average Tesla worker’s week is still slightly longer than 40 hours at 43 hours a week. He also looked ahead to changes that can be enacted when Tesla becomes profitable. When the Model 3 attains volume production, the company will host what Musk described as a really amazing party. But a fancy shindig isn’t all Tesla employees can look forward to; Musk said in the email, “There will also be little things that come along like free frozen yogurt stands scattered around the factory and my personal favorite: a Tesla electric pod car roller coaster (with an optional loop the loop route, of course!) that will allow fast and fun travel throughout our Fremont campus, dipping in and out of the factory and connecting all the parking lots. It’s going to get crazy good.” Via TechCrunch Images via Austin Kirk on Flickr and OnInnovation on Flickr

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J Mays Retires as Ford’s VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer

November 6, 2013 by  
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Ford just announced a series of changes in its senior leadership team, and one of them is the retirement of J Mays , group vice president and chief creative officer of design. J Mays is retiring after more than 33 years in the automotive industry, 16 of which were with Ford. Mays joined Ford in 1997 as vice president of design and led the teams that developed new models of the Ford Fusion , Focus, Fiesta, Taurus, Mustang and F-150. Read the rest of J Mays Retires as Ford’s VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aston martin , automotive , automotive industry , BMW , Car Design , ford , J Mays , jaguar , Land Rover , lincoln , Mazda , mercury , volkswagen , volvo        

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Detroit Becomes the Largest City to File for Bankruptcy in US history

July 19, 2013 by  
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Detroit , the heart of the American automobile industry and the country’s 18th most populous city, filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history yesterday. The city experienced a dramatic drop in population over the last few decades — from 1.8 million in 1950 to only 700,000 people today — and ended up $18 billion in debt. Although Detroit is one of several American cities to teeter near the edge of financial ruin in the last few years, it is the most populous city file for bankruptcy — twice the size of Stockton, California, which did the same in 2012. Read the rest of Detroit Becomes the Largest City to File for Bankruptcy in US history Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: automotive industry , bankruptcy , chrysler , Detroit bankruptcy , Detroit financial trouble , Detroit news , Detroit Three , ford , general motors , US bankrupt cities , US economic crisis , US municipal bankruptcy        

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Dangerous Heat and Storms to Peak Today in Northeastern US

July 19, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock High temperatures have left large parts of the US sweltering in recent days, and today those temperatures are predicted to reach “dangerous” heights. Temperatures broke 100 degrees at JFK airport yesterday, while the heat index ranged from 105-115 degrees in some areas. Today’s hot weather is expected to be broken by heavy storms, golf-sized hail and possibly tornadoes in some areas. But the extremity of the weather is not even the strangest part—meteorologists are taking particular note of the fact that the system is moving “backwards” from east to west . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dangerous heat , east coast , extreme heat , extreme weather , global warming , heatwave , NOAA , tornadoes , weather forecasts , weather patterns        

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