Automakers, Tesla and SpaceX Discover Engaged on Ventilators

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“Simply had an extended engineering dialogue with Medtronic about state-of-the-art ventilators,” Elon Musk tweeted on Saturday. Medtronic tweeted that the talks additionally concerned Tesla.

And TechCrunch notes that Musk tweeted on Friday that each Tesla and SpaceX staff are “engaged on ventilators…”:
His affirmation on Twitter that each of the businesses he leads are engaged on ventilators comes a day after New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio made a direct plea to Musk to assist alleviate a scarcity at hospitals gearing as much as fight COVID-19. It is unclear what number of staff are engaged on the ventilators and which Tesla manufacturing unit — it might be Buffalo, N.Y., Fremont, Calif., Sparks, Nev. and even Shanghai — has devoted house to the venture…

No matter Musk decides, his venture nonetheless faces particular obstacles. Licensed medical personnel will should be concerned in such an operation and ventilator {hardware} utilized in scientific settings nonetheless have to be authorized by the FDA, which may delay manufacturing…

GM, Volkswagen and Ford have all reportedly both talked to the White Home or dedicated to trying on the drawback. Volkswagen stated Friday it has created a activity power to look into utilizing 3D printing to make hospital ventilators.

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