Opinion

ERIC KULISCH

Threat to NAFTA galvanizes lawmakers

We tend to value things more when there is a risk of losing them, and NAFTA, like the debate over repealing the health care law, is a perfect example of that.

KEITH CRAIN

Don't change rules of road

If you are going to test on public roads, let us at least have a steering wheel and brake pedal. Just in case.

BLOG: CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about the risks from diesel exhaust has since snowballed into an animal rights issue.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Self-driving fleets a service opportunity

While I agree with most of Gary Silberg's “'Islands of autonomy' on the horizon for U.S. market” (Jan. 29), I want to take the conclusions a step further and outline the potential for automotive retailers.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Not enough info given on charities

My suggestion to all UAW elected and appointed leaders is to lead with integrity and honesty and to uphold your oath of office.

BLOG: Katie Burke
Uber vs. Waymo: Battle for founder status

Waymo's lawsuit was about staking its claim as a founder of self-driving cars. The details that emerged this week show just how coveted founder status can be in Silicon Valley.

COMMENTARY: Eric Kulisch
Can Trump really take the credit?

You might have gotten the impression from President Donald Trump's State of the Union address last week that automakers had largely abandoned U.S. investments before he came to town.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
There's room for all types of vehicles

I've found Keith Crain's take on subjects such as alternative vehicles to be sober, thoughtful and reasonable — something missing in much of the coverage of those vehicles.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Aluminum trend is only growing

“Newest pickups leaving Ford on aluminum island” misses the fact that aluminum continues to expand market share across vehicle segments.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
EVs don't make economic sense

Until a five-passenger electric vehicle reduces in cost to $30,000 with sales tax and registration, and with at least a 400-mile range, the EV lacks economic value.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
EVs are unrealistic for the Midwest

I appreciate Keith Crain's opinions on electric vehicles. I live in the Midwest, where there is a lot of driving. EVs are unrealistic here.

BLOG: Jamie LaReau
Penske ponders the costs of F&I managers

Penske Automotive Group's used-only stores generate $300 to $400 more gross profit per vehicle than the group's franchised stores. One reason: no F&I managers.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
A great week if you like cars

Last week was a very special time for the automobile industry in America, with something for everyone. It was one of those periods that make you understand why the industry is so terrific.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Gary Silberg
'Islands of autonomy' on the horizon for U.S. market

For automakers, the future business model is about understanding trip origin and destination, duration, distance, occupancy mission and velocity for each and every trip in a metro area. And each area is an island unto itself.

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