Asymcar 10: Asleep at the Switch

The orthodox vs. the unorthodox: Tata, Tesla and Toyota. Why might an asymmetric competitor lose and a symmetric competitor win?
 We begin with Tesla and Apple. We continue with aluminum vehicles and re-visit information asymmetry as Horace exploits it to buy a Mercedes on eBay.
 We talk about car APIs (Aux input jack and ODBII) and much, much more.
 A brief discussion considers the perils of endless line extension up and down the market, perhaps fueled by financialization.
 This is a good one.
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