“A company called QEV Philippines—a venture led by Endika Aboitiz, Enrique Banuelos, and Jose Maria Roger—wants to partner with local jeepney manufacturers to shift some 50,000 diesel jeepneys into cleaner electric-powered vehicles ‘at a reasonable cost’.”
“Earlier this year, we flew a jeepney to QEV Tech Barcelona’s R&D center to assess how to improve their electrification and we are working on that. We could not wait so we brought in to Manila a half a dozen QEV engineers to work with a local jeepney manufacturing expert, the original makers of the jeepney themselves, the Saraos, to finally convert our quaint and unique jeepneys to electric.”
A decade ago we thought the whole economic world, and with it our socio-economic world, would fall upon us. It seems that man has again prevailed. I repeat – It seems. Self-healing seems to have functioned and now proceeding to strengthen.
Those that have wonderful experiences in their travels crave for more and eventually get this wanderlust bug, while those whose experiences are highlighted by the inconveniences of travel can do without it.
Artificial intelligence is to be the most disruptive and important technology of our time. It will enhance our IQ and will replace the repetitive work that humans do. It cannot, however, replace the innovative and creative occupations – it cannot replace things that are done for the first time.
As modern democracy increases the role of government in a society, it becomes necessary for business to attempt to fill the vacuum that bad governances leave in its wake. We live in a society worldwide plagued by governments that manage poorly, waste resources, raise liabilities and not governments that lead.