🎙 Police Drones, Government Tracking, and Elon Musk Reopens Tesla

Joe Webb and Stephanie on the Mobility Tech & Connectivity

As usual, there is a lot of change going on in the world today. From easing up of Coronavirus lockdowns in some states, anarchy in others, and businesses and business owners in general trying to keep the lights on, this is, needless to say, epic times.

Pardon the Interruption

This week on the Mobility Tech & Connectivity Show we took an alternate approach with the program and introduced the all-new segment – 2-Minute Drill Down where our two guests faced each other in a round of retorts to select current events happening in the world.

Responses will be limited to two (2) minutes each!

Inspired by ESPN’s PTI show where the two hosts discuss, and frequently argue over, the top stories of the day in “sports… and other stuff,” we used the “In the News…” section of the MTC Show as the talking points for the debates.

Meet the Boxers

Joe Webb, President of DealerKnows Consulting

Joe is a Keynote Speaker, Writer, Movie Buff, Comedy Nerd, and a Process Trainer auto retailers through the company he co-founded – DealerKnows Consulting, a sales process training and inbound marketing consulting firm specializing in automotive. Joe is known as “the funniest guy in the car business” and passionately consults throughout North America, showing organizations success by instilling progressive communication tactics. View Joe’s LinkedIn profile.

Stephanie Robbins, Senior Director of Strategic Accounts at CallSource

Dedicated to working with Automotive Manufacturers and Partners, Stephanie provides call-tracking data and analysis to better understand the customer journey through the sales process.

The Mobility Tech & Connectivity Show

Aired May 2020


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In the News…

Elon Musk Defies Lockdown Orders and Reopens Tesla’s Factory

The CEO sued a California county over the weekend and threatened to move the company to Texas. Musk restarted the company’s California assembly plant, in defiance of local government orders, and offered to be arrested as part of an extraordinary showdown. He even told law enforcement where to find him.

“Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules,” Musk tweeted Monday afternoon. “I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.”

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CNBC’s Jim Cramer told CNBC on Tuesday that he sides with Elon Musk in the Tesla CEO’s fight with county officials over reopening the company’s auto plant in Fremont, California.

“I think he’s dead right,” Cramer said. – Watch

Dallas salon owner jailed for reopening in violation of court order

Dallas Salon owner Shelley Luther defied local and state orders and a judge’s restraining order in operating her business during the coronavirus pandemic. She spent a week in jail after she was found in contempt of court for violating an order to close her salon during the coronavirus pandemic.

In addition, Shelley Luther was fined $7,000 for continuing to operate her business, Salon à la Mode, in violation of a judge’s temporary restraining order issued against the business.

Minutes earlier, Gov. Greg Abbott had announced during a news conference that barbershops and salons across Texas could reopen Friday.

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Police Drones Used to Enforce Social Distancing

In multiple states, police drones are being used to enforce social distancing. Equipped with sirens and a loudspeaker, local authorities are using drones to maneuver to more places quickly where too many people are congregating.

Daytona Beach, Florida
New Jersey
Savana, Georgia

People Uncomfortable With Government Tracking, but Less So if It’s to Fight Virus

Governments worldwide have been increasingly turning to mobile phone location data in an attempt to track and stop the spread of the coronavirus. The U.S. Government has reportedly been looking to tech companies to access smartphone mobile data to stop COVID-19 spread.

  • According to a recent study:
    35% of adults said they were comfortable if tech companies shared their location data with the government to track COVID-19, while 57% said the opposite.
  • Asked about whether they were OK with the government using location data to track them in general, 1 in 4 said they were comfortable with the idea; 67% said they were not.

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About the Show

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About the Author

Ryan G
Ryan Gerardi is Chief Editor of AutoConverse Magazine and Executive Producer and Host of the AutoConverse Podcast and Live Weekly Broadcast. He is also Founder & CEO of AutoConversion with nearly 20 years experience in the automotive industry. Ryan concentrates his efforts today on exploring people, ideas, and technologies related to how we get around and how we are connected.
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