Toyota, the world’s biggest car company, is in crisis, accused of putting the public at risk by selling cars that could potentially accelerate out of control. A company respected for years for its core principles, its reputation is now badly damaged. Justin Rowlatt asks how this happened and whether Toyota can recover.
A car plant in Fremont California that might have saved the U.S. car industry. In 1984, General Motors and Toyota opened NUMMI as a joint venture. Toyota showed GM the secrets of its production system: how it made cars of much higher quality and much lower cost than GM achieved. Frank Langfitt explains why GM didn’t learn the lessons – until it was too late.
The United States has created a built environment that demands that nearly every trip be an auto trip. Americans are also very sensitive to issues of child safety and protection. So why, understanding that automobile accidents are by far the leading cause of death for children more than one month old, do we never discuss the risks we subject our kids to by forcing them to make multiple auto trips daily? Why do child protection organizations and advocacy groups focus on things like car seats and auto safety and not the more obvious and effective approach of reducing automobile trips? Are we that addicted to our cars that we can look at our children and believe that more padding and better armor is the solution?
AAAAAAAAAAAAAA w/ Douglas Dollars | Pre-Recorded Late Night | Funny interviews, improv and sketch comedy
Dennis has been digging cars out of ditches with AAA for decades, most of them in Las Vegas, and we dig into the secret menu of services available to the automobiles of the rich and famous. Featuring special guest Douglas Dollars of dougalwayswins.biz