6 Alerts From the AUTO INDUSTRY Tag


Walking While Distracted–Nobody Wins: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #481

Have we become a nation of cellphone zombies? Many experts believe that the increase in distracted driving, in particular using a cellphone to text while driving, has been a big factor in the increase of traffic fatalities since 2009. Another factor apparently is distracted walking. Pedestrian deaths account for 16 percent of all traffic fatalities. […]

The Trouble with Sunroofs: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #479

As sunroofs become more popular with new car buyers, questions abound whether they are safe or not. In October 2017, Consumer Reports (CR) came out with a scathing study on sunroofs that seem to shatter for no reason. Over the past 22 years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had received 859 complaints of […]

Fight over Right to Repair will heat up in 2018: oos E-Newsletter #470

You bought, you own it! That’s what most of us think anyway when we buy a car. We should be able to do what we want with it, whether modifying the engine for better performance or taking it to our favorite mechanic to have it repaired. Many car owners, however, might be surprised to find […]

Recognizing That Many of Us Simply Enjoy Driving: oos E-Newsletter #435

Here’s a quiz.  The CEO of an automaker said the following about the advent of self-driving technology: We have full-scale autonomy in development right now. But how we apply this technology will be a little unique. We believe driving pleasure should never die. And we’re selling our products to a core customer who loves driving.  […]

The Neverending Story—Auto Recall Scandals: oos E-Newsletter #420

One great thing about scandals is they usually have an end and become just another nugget of history. Three major automotive scandals (The Takata Airbag Scandal, VW Dieselgate, and the GM Ignition Switch Problem) seem to have legs and are a neverending story for various reasons. All three of these scandals have one element in […]