Letters


Shift to self-driving, mobility underway

While the National Automobile Dealers Association and most of the dealer body want to ignore the elephant in the room, the self-driving movement is well on its way.


Self-driving tech must put safety first

Given the almost unlimited capability of the new technology, why can't it be used for a worthwhile purpose, such as reducing our obscene traffic fatality rate?


5S method works in dealerships, too

Nissan has the right idea, and not just for Nissan dealers!


Love that kiosk

A reader raves about Ford's Smart Service Kiosk.

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Love that kiosk

A reader raves about Ford's Smart Service Kiosk.

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Which decade?

A reader says a historical photo in February's Fixed Ops Journal is dated from the 1950s, not the 1940s.

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Shift to self-driving, mobility underway

While the National Automobile Dealers Association and most of the dealer body want to ignore the elephant in the room, the self-driving movement is well on its way.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Self-driving tech must put safety first

Given the almost unlimited capability of the new technology, why can't it be used for a worthwhile purpose, such as reducing our obscene traffic fatality rate?

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Trump editorial more like a lecture

As a 30-year-plus fan of Automotive News, a car industry buff and a distributor to automobile components manufacturers, I have one simple request: Kindly keep raw political bias off your editorial page.

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Brilliantly quick service

A reader calls Nurse Chevrolet-Cadillac's oil change service "brilliant" and questions AutoNation's president.

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Bad ethics come from factory, too

The tactics often employed to bully dealers to participate in manufacturers' mostly self-serving, revenue-enhancing programs are why state franchise laws are in place.

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GM: Carmaker or financial entity?

While GM management sits glued to Detroit desks and worries about finances, Ghosn, Tavares, Zetsche, Fields and Marchionne are personally involved in the international automotive marketplace.

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Natural gas vehicles a practical solution

With more effective regulation, natural gas vehicles can allow the U.S. to meet clean air and energy independence goals, Subaru of America co-founder Harvey Lamm writes.

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Management is the problem at GM

If you can't build decent cars in Germany, where car talent exists in overabundance, then it is management that is inept, a reader writes.

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More scale doesn't always mean better

GM's disposal of Opel ("Auf Wiedersehen, General Motors," Feb. 20) will perhaps serve to further erode one of our most cherished, but wrongheaded, dogmas: Since a) scale certainly matters when it comes to cutting cost, then b) more scale is always a good thing.

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Tests don't belong on public roads

Keith Crain's column in the Feb. 20 issue ("Keep self-driving tests off public roads") was great. I don't understand why anyone would be pushing so hard for "easier" on-road testing.

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Fuel efficient cars always make sense

No one in the industry has a record for correctly predicting fuel prices or knows how they function in the permanently changed energy economics of the 21st century, writes one reader.

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All networks are vulnerable to hackers

The establishment of self-driving tests on public roads would create a monumental vulnerability that if exploited could collapse society with a keystroke, writes one reader.

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Japan sales need more analysis

In "Trump talk reminds us of previous Japan deal" in the Feb. 6 issue, Hans Greimel manages to do a "news analysis" without any analysis.

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Go with the flow of changing retail

I am paying for advertising on Facebook, I send email blasts to every contact -- business and personal -- and I promote my websites on all social media and Yelp, writes one reader.

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