Chatting About UAW Car Stereo
I was recently talking with Ron Gettlefinger, the current president of the United Auto Workers Union, and asked him about his vision for the sound system in the new GM Pelosi. See how much fun that is? GM can mean GM as we know it, or used to know it, General Motors; or it can stand for general manager. Today, as we all know, it stands for Government Managed! In either case, it looks as if they’ll all be right.
So Ron was explaining to me how the new 2011 model Pelosi would include some of the most advanced electronics the world has ever seen. In addition, an added bonus would be a wind-powered battery to power the vehicle. It is not yet known if the battery will be delivered with an initial charge, or if the customer will need family members to push the vehicle down a big hill to get the initial charging operation started. Additionally, in the event the battery does power down, you simply find your way to the nearest NEMS (National Environmental Maintenance Shed) and wait in line a few hours for the free replacement battery. You would still be required to generate the family-enabled downhill initialization charge we spoke of earlier.
The Pelosi is based upon the most successful-selling automobile in Russian history, the Lada. The Lada was based on the 1966 Fiat 124 sedan. The keys to its success were price and what the marketing department of the U.S.S.R. called its “DIY” friendly mechanics.