"the human in the loop, the human way of doing things."
"First of all ask the question, what do we need the skin of a car for anyway?… In reality, the aspects of crash, stiffness, and ride handling can be handled in a space frame type vehicle entirely without the skin. And therefore, to go away from a metal skin, to have a skin that offers different capabilities – can move, can do things that a fixed, rigid structure couldn’t do. Can be lighter, made out of materials which require less energy to make them… This started a whole chain of ideas within the company here that became … about a real thinking process, a philosophy that said, ‘Let’s do things differently. Let’s let materials talk in a different manner. Let’s let tooling be a different issue instead of just a way to give us form.’"