How Tesla Makes Cars and Crowdsourcing
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What Tesla Wants To Do Is a Great Idea All The Carmakers Should Do

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has his version of crowdsourcing. He tweeted that he was thinking of offering an extended Tesla factory tour option where you could help build part of a car & understand how they come together.
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It is ironic what one car maker calls “the commissioning” process another calls it “crowdsourcing.”

I know that during “the commissioning” process hi-end makers like Rolls Royce and Bentley Motors allow clients to their final hand build assembly plants at Goodwood and Cheshire Crewe to witness and input assembly. I also understand Corvette does the same thing at Bowling Green with the hand built engine assembly if I’m not mistaken about that.

What Tesla is doing, or wanting to do, if true, is a great idea all the makers should do. It’ll make more people see the amazingness of how they take pieces of metal, plastic, glass, vinyl, fabrics, and leather, and make a whole car. And with its 1000’s of pieces it isn't easy putting one together and everything works all at once.

Also don't miss, this coverage from Torque News yesterday, titled Tesla Pickup Truck: Seriously Next Level Ideas. Do you think it would be really interesting to tour the Tesla Factory, like you can do at the BMW factory in Spartenburg SC and help to build cars? Please, share your thoughts in the comments section below.


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