So, Business insider posted an article not long ago which was basically talking about how production hell was a good thing(it’s not, Tesla is just fucking everything up), and profiling an employee at Tesla.
In it, they portray the example of a robot which lays the adhesive for gluing in windows as an example of Tesla being the future of Automotive manufacturing, literally, “glimpse into Musk’s plans for factories of the future.”
That employee came to Tesla from Ford. Ford use that exact robot in their factories. It’s a Fanuc industrial robot arm, with a glue applicator head. Ford have been using that process with the robot arm - if not that exact Fanuc arm - for at least 15 years. This isn’t the future, it’s the fucking late 90s/early 2000s, and “Production Hell” is just what every other company calls Production ramping, except Tesla keeps fucking it up, sorry, “Disrupting” it.
This isn’t some obscure information, or trade secret - the amount of industrial automation in the Automotive industry has been known for a long, long time. That’s basic research kinda shit, and someone who pretty clearly covers almost exclusively the automotive space - though lately, it seems more like exclusively does glowing coverage of Tesla and drinking their Musky Flavor-aid - should already have at least some idea about.
Do your fucking job competently, or find a new job.
Edit - Oh, and he also wrote a profile of an employee whose job it is to Test every car that comes off the line - despite the fact that according to Tesla, it’s policy that they don’t drive a new car before the customer does, AND Tesla vehicles have literally the highest failure and manufacturing error rate in the industry. So either he’s not doing his job and Tesla is lying, or Tesla lied to him, and he’s not doing his job.