An engineering expert explains the hazards of the ubiquitous car electronics, and the hacks and solutions we can use to improve things. Register now for free! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/295060924167
Have you ever had something break in your car only to find out you don’t know what it actually does?
There was a time when cars were sold to us as the ultimate symbol of liberation, the open road a byword for freedom. But is that really what they are to us today?
Increasingly hi-tech, bespoke and, above all, hard-to-replace components, a culture of built-in obsolescence and disposability, and the dreaded semiconductor shortage are coming together to make owning and maintaining an auto-vehicle a whole new level of nightmare.
In-car electronics has gone from being an optional extra, to an increasingly integral part of the overall car, to a compulsory component which (sometimes creates more problems than it solves but) is a very complex piece of equipment containing several precious metals and possibly recyclable components, which in this moment just go to waste.
On 2022-04-29T13:00:00Z, social enterprise and distributed think tank, Edgeryders will hold a free online event with our expert grumpy German engineer and “self-supply hacker”, on the trials of modern car ownership. Together with experts on design and development process of automakers, we will make sense of how these issues arise within the automotive industry, and look at what can be done to improve things.
An informative and entertaining 18 minutes presentation will be followed by a series of smaller, 30-minute group discussions where attendees can share experiences, insights, and potential solutions.
Oh, and the event is entirely online
So there’s no car required…
Register on our eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/295060924167
Edgeryders - The Collective Intelligence Company. It is part of our research work in Treasure , a European research project on the circular economy in the automotive industry. Your contributions will inform our research results, which will eventually be published online and made freely available for everyone to read. We are funding this through research grant 722023 from the European Commission (Horizon2020 programme) .