Letters

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.

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.


In Vegas, thankful for a human driver

Thank God I had a live human behind the wheel of my taxi on the night of Oct. 1.

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'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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?!

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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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Dealers must value
skills for new world

I have been a business development director and/or manager for numerous large companies in South Florida. Most dealerships know this is necessary, yet they are reluctant to pay for the work.

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Factory, dealers can work better together

My sons, Mark and Franklin, and I are standing on my father's and grandfather's shoulders, not only in terms of the business, but the values we try to bring to our work and our relationships.

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Long hours are the unfortunate reality

Dealers, including myself, are very open to change. The problem with long hours is that we are an end-retail business. We have to be available when our customers are available to shop.

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Just where will we get this electricity?

TO THE EDITOR: I would like some help understanding where the electricity for electric vehicles will come from. My bet is most people think it is like milk in the grocery store, where there is an endless supply from jugs.

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Working closely with suppliers pays

It is great to see that the Toyota team has rekindled that process and brought the experts in the individual manufacturing processes back into the development mix.

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Is disclosure form about GM security?

With General Motors' market about to be inundated by aftermarket manufacturers at levels we haven’t seen before, is it possible its directive to dealers is a stop-gap measure by the company to get a handle on its parts and service revenue stream.

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What good is an EV in a disaster?

As I witnessed the mass evacuation in Florida this month, it crossed my mind that commonsense, true-life circumstances trump current mindsets and technology advances.

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