Comments for TheDetroitBureau.com http://www.thedetroitbureau.com The Voice of the Automotive World Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:51:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 Comment on Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Partnering With Google by Paul A. Eisenstein /2019/02/renault-nissan-mitsubishi-alliance-partnering-with-google/comment-page-1/#comment-965215 Paul A. Eisenstein Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:51:51 +0000 /?p=133800#comment-965215 Thanks for the catch! Thanks for the catch!

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Comment on Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Partnering With Google by veh /2019/02/renault-nissan-mitsubishi-alliance-partnering-with-google/comment-page-1/#comment-965214 veh Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:26:21 +0000 /?p=133800#comment-965214 "post-ghost era." On purpose, or damn you autocorrect? “post-ghost era.”

On purpose, or damn you autocorrect?

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Comment on GMC Unveils 2020 Acadia by John /2019/02/gmc-unveils-2020-acadia/comment-page-1/#comment-965213 John Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:34:18 +0000 /?p=133793#comment-965213 Big mistake leading a Monday with this 'reveal.' Tough enough to stay awake on a Monday. Big mistake leading a Monday with this ‘reveal.’ Tough enough to stay awake on a Monday.

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Comment on Amazon Becoming Lead Investor in Rivian by Paul A. Eisenstein /2019/02/amazon-becoming-lead-investor-in-rivian/comment-page-1/#comment-965208 Paul A. Eisenstein Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:01:00 +0000 /?p=133776#comment-965208 Dan, As you can see, GM did not join the initial round the other day. Let's see if they do, indeed, go with Rivian or decide to do this entirely in-house. That said, turning to an outside company that has already done the heavy lifting may make sense v starting entirely from scratch. While GM IS developing a new, modular electric architecture that can cover a wide range of products it likely would not include such heavy lifters as a Silverado/Sierra or Suburban. If Rivian's platform is as good as it comes across, it may simply be more expedient and cost effective to adopt its platform. Recall, throughout its history, GM routinely acquired companies that had answers it didn't including Fisher Body. So, such a move would actually echo what the company did when it was at its most successful. Paul E. Dan, As you can see, GM did not join the initial round the other day. Let’s see if they do, indeed, go with Rivian or decide to do this entirely in-house. That said, turning to an outside company that has already done the heavy lifting may make sense v starting entirely from scratch. While GM IS developing a new, modular electric architecture that can cover a wide range of products it likely would not include such heavy lifters as a Silverado/Sierra or Suburban. If Rivian’s platform is as good as it comes across, it may simply be more expedient and cost effective to adopt its platform.

Recall, throughout its history, GM routinely acquired companies that had answers it didn’t including Fisher Body. So, such a move would actually echo what the company did when it was at its most successful.

Paul E.

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Comment on Amazon Becoming Lead Investor in Rivian by Dan K /2019/02/amazon-becoming-lead-investor-in-rivian/comment-page-1/#comment-965204 Dan K Sun, 17 Feb 2019 19:09:16 +0000 /?p=133776#comment-965204 I can't help but think it's embarrassing that General Motors has been making Chevy trucks since 1918, that's 101 years this year, and they need a startup that has never created a single production truck to show them how to make a truck with electric motors instead of an internal combustion engine??? Just staggering to me. GM created the idea of the skateboard for electric vehicles that Tesla and other electric car companies use. The Chevy Bolt already has a working power control system and a 60KwH battery. Why is the hell would GM want or need to invest in Rivian for electric trucks?? If Mary Barra does that, I will lose my considerable respect for her. I can’t help but think it’s embarrassing that General Motors has been making Chevy trucks since 1918, that’s 101 years this year, and they need a startup that has never created a single production truck to show them how to make a truck with electric motors instead of an internal combustion engine??? Just staggering to me. GM created the idea of the skateboard for electric vehicles that Tesla and other electric car companies use. The Chevy Bolt already has a working power control system and a 60KwH battery. Why is the hell would GM want or need to invest in Rivian for electric trucks?? If Mary Barra does that, I will lose my considerable respect for her.

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Comment on Honda Recalling 437K Vehicles Due to Fuel Pump Issue by John /2019/02/honda-recalling-437k-vehicles-due-to-fuel-pump-issue/comment-page-1/#comment-965188 John Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:40:44 +0000 /?p=133747#comment-965188 Honda SW engineers plan on using that rarely used C++ command, "dissolve Sodium particulate (x)". Honda SW engineers plan on using that rarely used C++ command, “dissolve Sodium particulate (x)”.

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Comment on VW-Ford Continue to Run Into Problems With Alliance Plans by John /2019/02/vw-ford-continue-to-run-into-problems-with-alliance-plans/comment-page-1/#comment-965187 John Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:36:03 +0000 /?p=133742#comment-965187 What, difficulties negotiating with the Germans? Doesn't everyone have a story or two to tell? What, difficulties negotiating with the Germans? Doesn’t everyone have a story or two to tell?

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Comment on Ford Sued by Three MIT Profs about EcoBoost Technology by Michael Strong /2019/02/ford-sued-by-three-mit-profs-about-ecoboost-technology/comment-page-1/#comment-965186 Michael Strong Fri, 15 Feb 2019 05:53:48 +0000 /?p=133707#comment-965186 Soakee: You raise a number of points here so I'll take them as you've laid them out. 1. You are correct. In my rush to get this out quickly, I hit the wrong button. I try to re-read the stories shortly after I post them and realized I'd accidentally created a new, albeit non-existent, engine and corrected it. 2. I think it's clear in the story that dual injection is just part of EcoBoost. It's referenced in three different places that it's part of EcoBoost. 3. I think you're inferring this because I'm definitely not implying this in the story, as evidenced by this sentence: "The MIT professors claim the Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker is using its dual port- and direct-injection technology without permission for its EcoBoost and 5.0-liter V8 engines produced in recent years." That said, I do appreciate you reading so carefully and closely and making sure we're on the mark. MAS Soakee: You raise a number of points here so I’ll take them as you’ve laid them out. 1. You are correct. In my rush to get this out quickly, I hit the wrong button. I try to re-read the stories shortly after I post them and realized I’d accidentally created a new, albeit non-existent, engine and corrected it. 2. I think it’s clear in the story that dual injection is just part of EcoBoost. It’s referenced in three different places that it’s part of EcoBoost. 3. I think you’re inferring this because I’m definitely not implying this in the story, as evidenced by this sentence: “The MIT professors claim the Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker is using its dual port- and direct-injection technology without permission for its EcoBoost and 5.0-liter V8 engines produced in recent years.” That said, I do appreciate you reading so carefully and closely and making sure we’re on the mark. MAS

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Comment on Ford Sued by Three MIT Profs about EcoBoost Technology by Soakee /2019/02/ford-sued-by-three-mit-profs-about-ecoboost-technology/comment-page-1/#comment-965182 Soakee Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:55:29 +0000 /?p=133707#comment-965182 This article has a number of problems: 1.There is (never has been) a 3.3L EcoBoost engine; 2. Dual injection is only a PART of EcoBoost (it is not EcoBoost entirely); 3. It implies that EcoBoost technology has been used on the 5.0 V8 (EcoBoost technology has never been used on that engine). This article has a number of problems: 1.There is (never has been) a 3.3L EcoBoost engine; 2. Dual injection is only a PART of EcoBoost (it is not EcoBoost entirely); 3. It implies that EcoBoost technology has been used on the 5.0 V8 (EcoBoost technology has never been used on that engine).

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Comment on First Drive: 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie by Dave Suton /2019/02/first-drive-2019-ram-1500-laramie/comment-page-1/#comment-965173 Dave Suton Wed, 13 Feb 2019 05:13:40 +0000 /?p=133662#comment-965173 FCA, Ford and GM full size trucks are truly awesome. The import brands should just give up with their half assed offerings. FCA, Ford and GM full size trucks are truly awesome. The import brands should just give up with their half assed offerings.

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