California Autos Examiner

Monday, February 02, 2009

Transporting Harvested Human Organs Quickly, A Handy Hand Sanitizer, Better Water Heaters: You Can Partially Thank The Auto Industry

A great article over at the WSJ points out how the automotive industry's drive for innovation helped suppliers create innovation with far-reaching impact. Whether it's a just-in-time transportation company, that also hauls around surgical teams or a tire worker inspiring her husband to start the hand sanitizer company Gojo Industries, auto manufacturers have played their part in helping advancements that make the world a better place. A feel good article for anyone feeling a little kicked around. Of course, the lesson of the story is that if the auto industry suffers long-term hardship, future innovation could be stifled.

source: Car-Industry Slump Imperils Role in Spurring Innovation -

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