Opinion

KEITH CRAIN

Maybe it's best to let NAFTA be

Companies impacted the most should have the biggest say in what, if any, changes should be made to NAFTA.

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."

BLOG: SHELLY BANJO

BLOG: It's hard to love a car that doesn't need you to steer

An increasing number of consumers don't really care what kind of car they're climbing into when chauffeured by an Uber or Grab taxi.

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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?

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.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Be realistic about
 alternative fuels

I am willing to bet that if most Americans were polled, they would want a happy medium that included cars that were environment friendly without the big price tag.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Temp part-time 
workers are abused

Poorly negotiated agreements have all levels of workers at the Detroit 3 losing out, but the issues facing temporary part-time workers should be highlighted.

BLOG: Hannah Lutz
Are some privacy concerns overblown?

Consumers are used to the sharing culture. A dealer I talked with recently said his stores handle the entire F&I process on the showroom floor - with little negative feedback.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Connected-car tech is here, so let's use it

I read Keith Crain's “Don't wait with self-driving” and thought it was a great challenge to the automakers and software companies developing autonomous technology.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Coercion is not the American way

Regarding “Industry should speak up against Pruitt,” Oct. 16: Does Krishnan M. Anantharaman forget that many of the things Scott Pruitt is undoing were implemented during the Obama administration improperly and, in some cases, illegally.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
AN should watch its own language

I can't believe how incredibly tone-deaf your main “Project XX” headline is. “That's what she said”?! Really?!

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Language is just one problem

Thank you for Project XX. It's not just the language of automobiles or the idea that women can't drive. It's the perception that we can't do math, science or engineering that really hurts us.

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