TO THE EDITOR:
Keith Crain, you are so very correct in your thinking ("When is enough, enough?" Aug. 19). I'm not against progress, including new and better technologies, but I believe that most of the automotive companies are like lemmings heading for the ocean. By way of public opinion, competitive dynamics and certainly political intervention, these companies run the risk of jeopardizing their future — or eliminating it.
We will ultimately arrive at a better place in the field of transportation. It is the transitional period (five, 10, 20 years or more?) which will burden both manufacturers and consumers — much of it needlessly.
JOSEPH GIACOMIN, Rochester, Mich. The writer is managing director, automotive practice, at executive search firm Angott Search Group.