In his blog, General Motor’s vice chairman Bob Lutz has clarified his earlier comments about global warming being "a crock of s***." The outspoken GM leader, who has been a major force behind the development of the Chevy Volt, told a closed-door gathering of reporters a few weeks ago that “global warming is a total crock of s***,” according to D Magazine. Lutz’s recent blog entry doesn’t try to dispel those earlier reports. In an entry titled “Talk About a Crock…,” Lutz argues that his opinions on global warming don’t matter. What does matter, he says, is that “General Motors is dedicated to the removal of cars and trucks from the environmental equation, period.” D Magazine said that Lutz told the reporters “I’m motivated more by the desire to replace imported oil than by the CO2 (agument).” Lutz’s blog also appears to express surprise at the “people who have been spewing virtual vitriol in my direction.”
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationís recent backup camera mandate could open the door to more vehicle innovations, including better graphical displays, 360-degree camera views, and the increased use of Ethernet.
There's good news and bad news regarding the subsystems of today's vehicles. The good news is that new engines and transmissions are more trouble-free than in the past. The bad news is that the infotainment systems are still prone to be "buggy."
For decades, the corporate path to the chief executive's office has often passed through engineering. Automotive, computer, electronics, and oil companies have frequently drawn their leaders from the engineering ranks.
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