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Will New Fuel Economy Standards Make Cars Less Safe?

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more liberal drivel about how there are some ready made engineering cures out there right now to solve everything, including world hunger.

ANother useless 'paid blogger' with no answers, just words upon words, with no conclusions, or specific proved suggestions, or validated insight.

I would really like to see the proof in the pudding. All those quoted 'answer people' in that article....HOW SPECIFICALLY DO YOU SUGGEST WE CAN EASILY ACHIEVE TODAY WHAT YOU ARE SPOUTING OFF ABOUT AND IF SO, WHY HASN'T ONE OF THE WORLD'S AUTOMAKERS ALREADY DONE IT????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Laura Schewel, an environmental engineer with the Rocky Mountain Institute, agrees that good engineering can let us have our cake and eat it too.

what would an ENVIRONMENTAL engineer know about internal combustion engines or crash structures?

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What they don't consider is cost. Yes, GM could very well make all their cars out of Aluminum saving weight while providing strength, however, that would bump something like the Aveo up into the >25k range.

Simple as pie.

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FWIW, there are only two vehicles on the market right now that will meet the proposed 2020 CAFE average: the Prius and Civic Hybrid. Designers, engineers, and planners still have a long way to go...

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