The Modular Car

There is an interesting artcile in Wired about the dilemma of the American car industry. It compares its struggles with the situation in computer manufacturing and proposes that one way to start improving would be to go towards modularization. I think that’s an interesting idea. Think of how many cars already have parts – even engines – made by another manufacturer. What if you build your own car – choose a German engine, Italian body, Japanese electronics, and the over-paid workers at GM assemble it 😉 Just kidding. But it would add a lot of flexibility and competition to the market, I think.

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