Silicone Valley Taking Over the Drive Train Aspect of the U.S. Auto Industry

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Silicone Valley Taking Over the Drive Train Aspect of the U.S. Auto Industry

Just thinking how far the computer industry has come, in such a short time that, compared to Detroit, kind of tells you something.
Surely Apple if given the task of advancing battery technology could, within a fraction of the time that the Big 3 would take to develop a viable product. Most, if not all, cars already are computer friendly. To include the drive train would be a much better idea than to wait for the same group who just left Washington to produce an efficient product. The computer industry thrives on challenges, whereas Detroit has done very little, except for incorporating computers in their cars, in a very long time, and now they are looking for a hand-out. They should concentrate on body styles and tire valves. It is obvious, they can't make an efficient, durable vehicle.

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Tire valves?

Tire valves?

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Thats why you buy a foreign c

Thats why you buy a foreign car. Seems like anything American is basically disposable...

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Re: Thats why you buy a foreign c

themike wrote:
Thats why you buy a foreign car. Seems like anything American is basically disposable...

i totally agree, with the exception of a few trucks

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Just to be pedantic...

"Silicone Valley" has little or nothing to do with computers. I would probably not want my mother (or wife, or boss, or...) to see me driving a car which leverages that area's particular product expertise.

--Peace

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Re: Silicone Valley Taking Over the Drive Train Aspect of the U.

Hmmm...so you want a drive train that uses five times as much power as the drive train of 10 years ago, now requiring its own dedicated cooling system (which tends to be very loud unless you pay for aftermarket parts), and will soon need to be replaced or upgraded in order to keep up with the traffic of two years from now?

This is indeed a very silly comparison.

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eeun wrote:
Hmmm...so you want a drive train that uses five times as much power as the drive train of 10 years ago, now requiring its own dedicated cooling system (which tends to be very loud unless you pay for aftermarket parts), and will soon need to be replaced or upgraded in order to keep up with the traffic of two years from now?

This is indeed a very silly comparison.

You'll need also at least 2 Gigs of quality ram for an enjoyable driving experience with said drive train.

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