Originally Posted by Trajectory
Volvo cars are still made in the original Volvo factories in Sweden even though Ford owns the company currently. In fact, the purchase of Volvo has helped Ford improve the design and safety of some of their own vehicles. Volvo invented a lot of the safety features now common in most cars, and continues to innovate in that area.
Is this comment supposed to suggest that Ford vehicles have somehow benefited, safety wise, from its ownership of Volvo?
Fords are still the same cheap pieces of sheet metal that they were 20 years ago. Nothing has changed. This is true reason that the American automotive industry is history. Pure Stagnation.
There has not been one significant innovation in automotive travel in the U.S. since the air conditioner.
Its hard to not sound crazy when alluding to global conspiracy, but how can someone legitimately say there has been no concerted effort to keep gas-guizzlers on the road and alternative, efficient fuels out of the mainstream?
I'm not some naive idiot who believes that oil is rare and therefor needs to be abandoned as soon as possible. I do know that its sparsely distributed, and very expensive to extract and process, and ultimately very expensive for the average Joe to purchase by the gallon. That in itself is reason to move to hydrogen or electric or both. (And reason enough for Oil hounds to suppress such attempts).
If you don't already think that there are people who would rather technology be suppressed than lose their oil income, you better start believing it. The sooner the better.