Opinion

KEITH CRAIN

End the wait for safety technology

If an automaker has developed automatic braking and can install it as an option, then it can make the same technology standard on all its vehicles.

RICHARD JOHNSON

Some early insight into Geely's Li

Few Westerners know more about the Chinese auto industry than Michael Dunne.

JOHN CREAMER and DANIEL MALONE

The industry's second chance to be first in safety

U.S. automakers failed to get out in front of the safety push of the 1960s, and paid a big price. They have a chance to take a different approach in the era of autonomous driving.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Dealer cull also hurt customers

To many of us Chrysler dealers, past and present, Tom Pappert was our favorite “factory man.” I totally agree with him that there was no need to terminate all those dealers.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
People will still want personal cars

Everyone respects Bob Lutz, but I am disappointed that he is adding his personal credibility to projections of the death of the car.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Newbies fall short on manufacturing

The problem with Bob Lutz’s bleak outlook for the automotive community is that whether vehicles are autonomous or human-driven, they still need to be manufactured.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Lutz's vision needs problem-solving

Throughout my automotive life, Bob Lutz has been my go-to guy for anything in the past, present or future of the auto industry. However, with his vision of transportation bordering on “The Jetsons,” “Dick Tracy” and “Buck Rogers” by 2037, I'm afraid there may be speed bumps.

BLOG: Michael Wayland
Should Tesla stop building cars?

Could Tesla have avoided "manufacturing hell" by sticking with what it's good at like Apple and not producing its own products?

COMMENTARY: Michael Wayland
Chevy should follow Cadillac and go after Tesla

Chevy appears to be doing little to nothing to attract the hundreds of thousands of consumers who could wait years for a Tesla Model 3 into a Chevrolet Bolt EV — an actual all-electric car not from "manufacturing Hell."

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
What's the effect downstream?

After reading Bob Lutz's prediction of the future of the automotive industry , I started thinking about the downstream impact of fewer drivers and driverless vehicles.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Don't ignore the will of the people

Seriously, dear Mr. Lutz, it's people who buy your products, who elect politicians, who pay taxes. To ignore their fears and needs shows the kind of monumental arrogance and stupidity that should have disappeared long ago.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
'Disruption' isn't right for autos

Regarding “Why are disruptors dangerous? They aren't protecting a business model,” Nov. 6: “Disruption” is inappropriate for the auto industry.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Law center wrong about add-ons

The “Auto Add-ons Add Up” study published by the National Consumer Law Center last month is too biased to be accorded the weight of empirically derived, credible research.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
What is charging going to cost?

When will someone put some numbers to the cost of a public fast charge, or will this be another government giveaway similar to the $7,500 tax credit for the purchase of an electric vehicle?

EDITORIAL
Future belongs to leaders with vision

The industry is on the verge of a spectacular realignment, and whether it follows Bob Lutz's vision or not, never has it been more important to have a vision.

BLOG: Michael Wayland
Where will GM's Super Cruise go next?

Yes, the brand of your grandfather's sedan has received an astonishing reputation and lineup overhaul in recent years and appears to be the front-runner to receive the semiautonomous highway driving system.

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