In Chapter five we established a few things, such as,
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Chapter 6 Use Case Two Peer-to-Peer Manufacturer Consumer Automotive
When will Web3 have its first frictionless, peer-to-peer car dealership, truly making the car buying a hassle-free experience? I’ve been struck by how surprised some of the industry’s top technologists, executives, and investors have been over recent advances in the state of the art and its growing accessibility — GPT 1, 2, 3, Dall-E 2, and Stable Diffusion just to name a few.
What’s even more stunning is the stuff that hasn’t launched yet, but soon will.
The rise of AI-generated text, images, audio, and video will follow and nothing will be the same. If you thought the consumer web and social media were disruptive, you ain’t seen anything yet.
Rivian Automotive, Inc. is an American electric vehicle manufacturer and automotive technology company founded in 2009. Rivian is building an electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) and a pickup truck on a “skateboard” platform that can support future vehicles or be adopted by other companies. An electric delivery van is also being built as part of a partnership with Amazon. Rivian started deliveries of its R1T pickup truck in late 2021. The company plans to build an exclusive charging network in the United States and Canada by the end of 2023.
Rivian is based in Irvine, California, with its manufacturing plant in Normal, Illinois, and other facilities in Palo Alto, California; Carson, California; Plymouth, Michigan; Vancouver, British Columbia; Wittmann, Arizona; and Woking, England. Additionally, Rivian has plans to build another US$5 billion factory in Georgia. The company raised over US$13.5 billion in financing following its IPO.
Christian von Koenigsegg, the founder of Koenigsegg Automotive, explains what it takes to start your own car company. Filmed in Sweden, 2018.
We’re starting to see the means of production moving outwards to smaller and smaller companies as well as smaller businesses are scaling much faster and cheaper.
This would all be great except for one thing, Direct to Consumer Automobile Manufacturing is illegal.
It is true- Most states expressly prohibit manufacturers from selling cars and trucks directly to consumers; others achieve a similar end by requiring that manufacturers that sell any of their vehicles through dealers cannot engage in any form of direct consumer sales.
Who will be the first to provide a platform for small Automobile Manufacturers, without a distribution network, come together to build a platform.
I’m ready to build it, are you?
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