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Restoration of GM Viability: A European Solution of Einsteinian Simplicity?

EDT                     Wednesday, 2 July 2008, 838pm
UTC(or GMT/Zulu) Thursday,   3 July 2008,  00:39:49
 
Detroit --- Sources close to GM and GM Europe ( http://www.gm.com/europe/) are advising the company is either close to, or examining closely, bringing in several high-mileage European models such as a LHD version of the all new Vauxhall Agila with a range of engines inclusive of diesel (1.3L CDTi Twin Cam Ecotec), to bolster its U.S. dealer line-up technologically and reputationally.

U.S. China Commission Cites Some Progress Yet Some Troubling Trends For U.S. Economic And National Security Interests; Year-Long Study Offers 42 Recommendations In Report to Congress Full Report Available at www.uscc.gov 

"It is not a matter of if this country fights China, but when..."  -- Internal U.S. Department of Defense analysis 

Boeing Making Progress on 787 Dreamliner First Flight; Production Line Full

Publisher's Note: Although the first flight has been delayed, ER will continue to follow and advise new dates

 The Boeing production line is 

full for the all-new 787 Dreamliner (Neg#: 


K64237)

  EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 11, 2007 -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] production line is full for the all-new 787 Dreamliner, as work continues on the first flight-test airplane and two airplanes to be used for static and fatigue testing. This photo shows Airplane #1 in the third position, where final structure and systems installations are completed. Behind it, the static-test airplane is in the second position, where it will receive landing gear, engines, and any required interior installations. The fatigue airplane entered final body join Nov. 30.

New Feature: Executive Summary

2008 




Cadillac STS
Image: General Motors

A bi-weekly  in-depth technical analysis of worthy automobiles; November/December  summary is Cadillac STS 3.6L Direct Injected V-6 http://www.cadillac.com/cadillacjsp/model/gallery.jsp?model=sts&year=2008 

Go to the Full PDF

Publisher's note: 2008 Cadillac CTS repeats 2003/2004 nomination as eMOTION! REPORTS.com Car of The Year     http://www.emotionreports.com/SUV_Award/suv_award.html

The Penalty of Leadership: A Plaque download of what is considered some of the best automotive advertising prose of all time, and appearing as a one page Cadillac ad for one day in the January 2, 1915 Saturday Evening Post  in response to Packard Automobile claims   http://www.emotionreports.com/SUV_Award/penalty_of_leadership.htm

 

The China Syndrome 2007: Economic and Military Build-up a Cause For Caution and Concern

 

Book Review: Timelines Into The Future: Strategic Visioning Methods for Government, Business, and Other Organizations.... Dr. Sheila Ronis

Automotive Analysis: Volkswagen's Eos Convertible

Ford Debuts Kuga Crossover At Frankfurt

Aerospace Analysis: First Flight of Boeing 787 Dreamliner In September

Aviation Milestone:  Boeing 777-200LR Sets New World Distance Record; Hong Kong to London

Go to Boeing pdf

 

Media Advisory December 5, 2005
The Japanese Exodus: Japan firms quietly leaving China; GM Facilities at Risk

    

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Engines - Power for the Future
THOM CANNELL -- AUTOMOTIVE
The switch to fuel cells -- the expected successor to conventional internal combustion engines -- is still a long way off. In the meantime, auto makers haven't stopped raising the bar on traditional power plants.

Could Chapter 11 Be in the Cards for some Suppliers?
RESEARCH WIRE -- MCDONALD INVESTMENTS
Orders from car makers are at their lowest 1Q levels since 1992 and may continue to decline, putting some suppliers in jeopardy, according to a recent report by McDonald Investments.

A Hyperdrive for A New Millennium
FEATURED ARTICLE -- INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

Vision 2050: An Integrated National
Transportation System

FEATURED DOWNLOAD -- KEY TECHNOLOGIES
Critics have been saying that a crisis is coming for the transportation system for years. It's hard to argue that developing an appropriate national policy should not be a priority for Washington. The Federal Transportation Advisory Group (FTAG) presents a vision of transportation for the United States in 2050.

Cybersecurity Warning

JOHN FREEMAN -- FEATURED DOWNLOAD
An effectively executed hacker attack against the computers running the US air traffic control system could cause a disaster to rival even the catastrophic events of September 11, according to a new report.

With all the emphasis on real world security in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, computer networks are not receiving enough attention, complains the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board.

Another troubling finding: while most corporate networks have the tools they need to defend themselves from hacker attacks already, few have implemented the necessary measures, to quote the board.

Visioning Processes:
A Futurist's Strategic Perspective

DR. SHEILA RONIS -- THE UNIVERSITY GROUP
A quick walk-through of the fundamentals of the visioning process, (See Crisis on Asimov above), the technique used by the militaryand increasingly, by corporate leaders, to develop scenarios to help plan for the unexpected.

Safer Surfing with Microsoft
JOHN FREEMAN -- IN BRIEF
The auto industry isn't alone in facing an up again down again January. It's been a tough few weeks for Microsoft. The unwelcome news of the discovery of another security hole in Internet Explorer -- Wired called it "gaping"-- was probably not the way the company was hoping to start off the new year.

Airline Security Act
FEATURED DOWNLOAD -- RESEARCH WIRE
Proponents argue that new legislation will help secure the nation's airports from the threat of more terrorist attacks. Tougher checks may help appearances and bolster public confidence, but will such measures really make domestic air travel safer in the long run?

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