Auto world, green communication, complacent press and ... nothing in fact! - by Zorro on 14/11/2004 / 18:58
A large bi annual Mass Global Auto 2004 Paris, all the specialized press (! Or not) was the appointment: 1 460 803 visitors and especially small increase 10732 55% of which foreign journalists)
This is an opportunity for French journalists, mainly Parisians, to review the press officers, make an appointment for the press trials and share petit fours and other VIP attentions, starting with the famous press kits !! There, between the glossy pages and other photos (duplicates with the CD ROM !?!) Not a derogatory question "nor a word on the values of Scx, increase in mass, the uselessness of electronic gadgets to reliability doubtful (prices drawn oblige!) or overconsumption due to 4WD !! Of course, here or there, information on more or less alternative energies: hydrogen, the CAP or LPG (see also http://www.mobility-and-sustainability.com/)… But almost nothing worth buying in concessions !! But progress is only worth it if it is shared isn't it? And in the face of energy waste and its pollution, "we" pass the buck. For example, the legislation requires LPG vehicles to be also petrol, therefore a rather disappointing technical compromise, or even “Turn on your codes! »To over-consume by 2 to 8% and thus… compensate for the radarS effect and its drop in average speeds. Indeed, the TV newspapers announced this summer that in 2003 fuel consumption… dropped by 1% in France! Or 1 billion euros of TIPP in months despite the 4 × 4 in the USA fashion! And I bet you that this stupid measure refused by Europe in 2001 will be voted on within 4 months: security has a good back in this country of hypocrites in power !! On this subject JP Jabouille has also told RTL in front of a very embarrassed journalist "To want too much to prevent us from dying, we are prevented from living! ".
The media so complacent, sufficient and honeyed with wishes, are in fact, to boot !! advertisers advertising revenues (down from 2 years) represent between 50 and 80% of their income (100% for free) .They therefore can not write anything right and they often ignore or make fun of sustainable development in Paris selfish good, already mired in its pollution!
Finally to finish, know that the manufacturers do not reduce consumption (or so little in the face of the increase in masses and the aerodynamics Scx which has worsened for 30 years!) But then depollute. Just to meet the standards to approve and… sell! And how do these vehicles age in terms of pollution? It is not bogus and complacent technical control, competition obliges, set up that can tell us reliably. However, already 735 million cars under 3.5 T in the world: how many VW Lupo 3 Liters or Audi A2 TDI? Audi is going to stop this model: too intelligent for the “traditional” customers of the brand who prefer to appear in A3 or larger of course! Only ecological tax incentives could save these models and resuscitate our Citroën ECO 2000, Peugeot VERA and other Renault VESTA 1 and 2 prototypes from 1984… less polluting is FIRST LESS CONSUMPTION at iso confort if possible! But short-term profits and lobbies are holding up in Brussels. Where have journalists worthy of the name gone ??? They really do not need a press card to relay the communication of large car assemblers (80% are manufactured by equipment manufacturers!).
Man is the only human predator. QED.
Marc, mechanical engineer INSA.