One resource that continues to grow and multiply is billionaires with “interesting” ideas. Go to space, like Bezos, Branson, and Musk? Old hat. Own a basketball team? Go, Steve-o. Floating city? Peter Thiel is outside your jurisdiction. Build a $400 billion city in the desert?
One of the greatest challenges facing automakers is how to accommodate the increasing electronic content in their vehicles. The most vexing questions are how to handle the amount of data these devices generate and how quickly a communications bus can transfer this data.
To keep up with the demand for more processing power and blazing-fast data transmission speeds, the auto industry is moving toward a zonal electronic/electrical (E/E) architecture — a near-complete departure from the way vehicles are designed today.
There’s a new competition among billionaires, more expensive than the largest yacht contest that was so 2010s. Now they’re challenging each other to see who can get highest. No, not in their custom, air-conditioned tents at Burning Man, but into space.