YourMechanic brings car repairs to you
Original post made on Nov 11, 2012
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on Nov 11, 2012 at 11:30 pm
Greetings Art and Dongyi and Angela. I am the organizer of the free and non-commercial Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source meetup.com group, which has nearly 500 members, and which meets monthly to hear talks by the likes of Stanford, Ford, GM, Tata Consultancy Services, Mentor Embedded, Tesla and the like. My purpose in starting the group was to foster local innovation in the automotive space and promote engineering best practices in automotive software. I would love to schedule a presentation by YourMechanic that describes the business model and implementation. The group would be a great way for you guys to inform local car OEM's and their contractors about your work. We are currently booking the March slot. You can see our calendar or signup for mailing list or send me a message here:
Feel free to join the group and attend the meetings even if you're not ready to present. We previously had a 4-startup panel discussion with shorter talks and would consider doing so again.
I am also a Dojo member and MIT grad, so your success particularly pleases me.
on Nov 12, 2012 at 8:03 am
Amazing that a techie doesn't know enough about cars to do preventive maintenance. BTW neither an app or a computer program will not fix your car.
on Nov 12, 2012 at 11:52 am
Angela Hey is a registered user.
Alison - thank you for writing about the Automotive Open Source Meetup group - the revolution in car technology is akin to when computer manufacturers moved from using proprietary components to using off-the-shelf parts. I hope to check out the Meetup.
@Mechanic - yes I should have heeded the warning lights! My preventative maintenance did involve looking under the hood and wrapping some insulating tape round wires. I actually had the car serviced and checked out in April and the garage said "unable to duplicate problem at this time". With an older car - sometimes one just hopes it will keep going!