It Is Not About Where You Sit But How You Stand

This is a small gloss on a news item from ANE about the future of Opel’s Ruesselsheim engineering facility.

2003 Opel Meriva “A”

Does it have much of a future? ANE reported this recently: “One decision that Tavares has put off for now is what to do with thousands of engineers at Opel’s technical center in Ruesselsheim, Germany. They will be part of a “center for engineering excellence” for self-driving cars and electrification, he said, as well as for a planned re-entry to the North American market.” I have mused about this before.

An obvious answer might be that the engineers in Ruesselsheim could be that they could work out a common architecture for the cars with PSA engineers. After that they could develop marque-specific attributes along with styling the vehicles. A centre for self-driving cars needs a few coders; electrification won’t over-tax the staff either if it is merely being bolted on to whatever PSA is planning to sell in that class. I don’t imagine Opel will engineer and develop and a range of electric cars.

And Vauxhall?

Author: richard herriott

I like anchovies. I dislike post-war town planning.

2 thoughts on “It Is Not About Where You Sit But How You Stand”

  1. “a center(sic) for engineering excellence” for self-driving cars and electrification”

    That’s got to be a step up from a centre of mediocrity for self-drive rental cars…

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