|Friday, Jul. 04, 2014
Almost 20 years ago, a friend who sat on the National Acura Dealers Council was invited to attend meetings in Japan with Honda’s top executives to discuss their long-term plans. Unlike here in the States, where our entire business focus seems to be what the stock price for GoPro will be on Monday, Honda’s top people laid out then where their automotive focus would be, not just five years out, but in 2050, the year that Honda believed would mark the end of the Oil Age.
|Friday, Jun. 27, 2014
Sometimes I think that those trying to create the automobiles of the future are dumb as dirt. Engineers and computer software developers are so busy trying to see if they can get your next car to offer some new capability, they are blind to logic that suggests no car should have that capability in the first place. And the National Transportation Safety Board, doing its job, is demanding that automakers quit putting things into vehicles that would create more distracted drivers. The automakers swear that is the last thing on their mind, yet keep making their vehicles unnecessarily complex.
|Friday, Jun. 20, 2014
In 1971 I graduated high school and set out to make my way in the world, along with 80 million-odd other Baby Boomers. The first of our generation had a five-year head start on my graduating class, while the last of the Boomers would accomplish the same goal by 1982.