Can A More Focus Early Bird Reap The Rewards of EV Market? Neglecting This Market Will Be The Downfall of Any Great Automaker In The Coming Days?

Before you read on, I want to clarify my standing in regard to the pure electrical vehicle all related matters.  To sum it up, I do think the EV market will be huge in the future.  Furthermore, I bought some common shares (stock) and go long on an EV maker which I will not name here.  So, my standing is that I’m biased and positive in the EV sector.

A question I want to address in this blog post is that can a country or a company in a car industry be left behind by ignoring the EV market? It seems Toyota is still moving too slow on going all-in in producing pure electrical cars.  I’m wondering, perhaps, Toyota thinks that the EV market is not big enough and there isn’t enough demand for EV out there, and so it’s OK for them to move slowly into this market.  Nonetheless, I think this would be a big mistake for Toyota and other automakers out there that think the same way as Toyota is currently thinking in regards to EV of all things.

I suspect that Tesla and other EV makers out there who are going long and early into the EV market will be able to set some standards for the whole EV industry.  Why do you think Chinese and South Korean automakers cannot shine brighter than automakers in Japan and Europe? Well, most automakers in Europe and Japan have been at the game much longer than the ones in South Korea and China.  The European and Japan automakers have been churning out complicated but well respected non-luxurious and luxurious vehicles with internal combustion engines for decades.  Nonetheless, when it comes to electrical vehicles, it’s still anybody’s game.

I’m no expert in the auto industry and whatever I’m spewing here is just an ordinary Joe’s perspective on the car industry.  Nonetheless, my suspicion is that the EV market will be so huge and has a very big potential for investors because of several things. 

Firstly, China got the biggest auto consumption market in the world.  Nowadays, if you’re an automaker, I doubt that you would want to neglect such a big auto market as the one in China.  So, when the Chinese government prioritizes EV (and other new energy sources for making vehicles and other transportation means) — I think it’s a very big deal.  After all, the Chinese government demands a certain percentage of pure EVs to be made and sold by each automaker that wants to participate in a growing Chinese auto market.

Secondly, as a country like China and Germany build up EV charging points to promote pure electric vehicles, people are going to be more comfortable to go out and buy more EVs since they know they can charge their vehicles anywhere eventually.  Meanwhile, some EV makers are also trying to improve battery range and charging speed, and thus greatly enhancing the demand for a pure electric vehicle.  Some automakers go as far as to provide a battery switching option which could take less than five minutes to switch out a drained out battery with a full charge one so you can drive your EV out of the charging station in no time.

I think high-cost value products like a car rely on reputation a lot.  Thus, I think when all necessary ingredients are eventually be put in place for the pure electric automakers to thrive, they only have their reputation to depend and fall back onto.  This means, whoever is in the game the longest doesn’t necessarily be the best, the biggest, and the most awesome if the reputation is stink.  Nonetheless, when the time is right for the EV sector to grow, a great reputation is exactly the thing a pure electric automaker needs to thrive onward.  Thus, I think as long a pure electric automaker got an early head start and keeps on building a great reputation, it will be very hard for the newcomers to come in and uprooting the foundation of the great pure electric automaker.

One more thing, Mr. Bill Gates had mentioned that it was his mistake of not pushing more focus into the smartphone industry thus Apple and other Android smartphone makers were able to thrive but Microsoft did not do so great in making a well respected and well-known smartphone.  I think Toyota and whatever automakers out there should take the lesson of Microsoft in regards to being a more focus early bird.

Check out how the Japanese are building the futuristic fuel cell Mirai cars!

After watching a YouTube video on how the Japanese built Toyota Mirai, fuel cell car, I must say that I’m surprised to see humans are still involving in building such a complicated beast/machine. I was thinking that nowadays, building cars should have all been done by robotics mainly, but I guess I’m dead wrong on this. Perhaps, other car companies may deploy all sorts of robots to build their cars, but it seems Toyota is still using a lot of human technicians to manually guide machines that do heavy lifting auto parts into place so the same technician or other technicians can begin to bolt these auto parts together to form a more complete car.

Ain’t It Cool To Have Both BMW and Toyota In One Car?

I’m driving a boring old man Camry Hybrid, and I often wish that I could get a sportier car! Sometimes I look at one of those sporty BMWs on the road and I was like — this is a cool thing. I got to drive a BMW once because I knew a dude once who let me drove it. It was a sporty type with two doors and got those steering, how you call sticks or knobs or whatever, for shifting manually. Then I watch a YouTube video where it shows that someone was able to super up their Supra so it could attain 1800 horsepower. Hmm… now I’m thinking, ain’t it cool to have something like both a BMW coolness and reliable Toyota but sporty Supra in one car? Well, guess what, 2020 Toyota Supra is just that!

So, people are complaining how this brand new 2020 Toyota Supra that will come out in the Summer of 2019 is just another BMW Z4. The video above is actually clearing things up a lot more for me. Yes, I like the coolness of a BMW, but I prefer the reliability of a Toyota more! I know about it since I’m driving a very reliable Toyota Camry Hybrid for 12 years already. So I can totally attest to how reliable a Toyota car is! Just put it this way, I don’t even remember the last time I’d to worry about maintaining my Toyota Camry Hybrid besides oil change! So, basically, the video above tells me that Toyota brings its reliability to the co-joint operation of the Z4/Supra car basic platform.

Furthermore, after the basic co-join operation of the new sporty platform for both Z4/Supra, BMW and Toyota went separated way to make their cars unique. So, I think whoever will get BMW Z4 would have to thanks Toyota for making their Z4 more reliable! For me, I like how the 2020 Supra looks a lot. I can also imagine people will super up their 2020 Supra in craziest ways possible. In summary, I think it’s really cool to see both BMW and Toyota teaming up developing both sporty cars together!

Driverless Car Are Coming Soon, But How Soon? What About Humanless Everything Else?

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English: Google driverless car operating on a testing path (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Humans will one day render as useless walking bones, because machines will take over all the chores and whatever else that humans don’t feel like doing.  We can already take a peek at the future by seeing car manufacturers going the route of driverless car.  The video right after the break talks about how Toyota, Audi, and other well known car brands are working and researching on driverless cars.  So far, their prototypes seem to drive themselves alright.  So, I guess they got the driverless down, but how safe will their driverless vehicles be?  This is why I think we might not see this type of cars at least for few years on.  Nonetheless, I hope they can work out the safety issues for these driverless cars soon, because I’m itching to read, blog, eat, snore, and scratch my itchy back whenever I’m on the road outing.

A year back or two, I don’t remember the time exactly, South Korea had employed few robots to be school teacher and a prison somewhere (I forgot where) had employed robots to be prison guards.  Perhaps, more of these machines will even do more stuffs for us humans soon.  Imagine, army of robots/machines go to a piece of land, build bunch of more specialized machines on spot, and from the ground up these machines together build a building or house that can, in time, expand, contract, remodel, and whatever else that the owner of this futuristic house wants to do.  Let just hope, more machines/robots don’t mean more bad things.  Exciting about the future?

Introducing Toyota Futuristic Smart Phone Car, The Fun-Vii

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According to ABCNews‘ article “Toyota Unveils Futuristic Smartphone Concept Car,” Toyota is introducing its futuristic smart phone concept car, Fun-Vii to car lovers.  Fun-Vii can recognize its owners as the owners approach the car, and then it allows the owners to use the car as if it’s a smart phone such as checking message on the body of the car.  ABCNews suggests that when inside Fun-Vii, the driver doesn’t have to lift a finger since he or she can start a conversation with it and command it to drive.  Owners of Fun-Vii rely on speech-controlled directions to command it to drive.

I don’t know about you, but I think Fun-Vii looks more like a moving electronic billboard than a giant smartphone.  Also, I do not think it’s a good idea at all for the car to display just about anything on the sides of its body, because privacy matters most!  Of course, it’s sort of a good idea in allowing the owners of Fun-Vii to make few extra bucks by displaying TV commercials and static ads on the sides of its body.

I like the idea of how one can use voice to drive the car though!  I guess Fun-Vii has one thing going for it after all.  Anyhow, check out the video right after the break which shows you Fun-Vii in action.

ABCNews suggests that Toyota won’t go ahead in making Fun-Vii concept into reality any time soon.  Nonetheless, someone out there might think of something crazier and before we know it, Fun-Vii might not be so futuristic within a few years or so, yes?  Maybe?

Source:  http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2011/11/toyota-unveils-futuristic-smartphone-concept-car/