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Verdegrrl
05-16-2005, 01:07 PM
<I>STUTTGART, Germany  DaimlerChrysler chairman Jrgen Schrempp himself was a victim of his company's faulty navigation system; the one in his car got him lost  three times.<p>In an ironic twist, the system couldn't find its way round Stuttgart  the city where Mercedes is headquartered. Schrempp said the navigation system on his Mercedes kept telling him to turn around as he was driving. "I realized only after the third time that there was a problem," he said.<p>Schrempp told German magazine Der Spiegel the problems were caused by giving too much responsibility for product development to suppliers: "It was wrong to rely fully and completely on system suppliers who supply a complete navigation system or an engine management system and thereby to trust that these parts work when they are brought together in the car." Mercedes recently had to recall 1.3 million cars because of technical faults.<p>Schrempp could face an angry showdown with shareholders at the DaimlerChrysler annual meeting this week. Shareholders are upset about the Mercedes quality problems and could vote not to ratify management's actions in protest; effectively a vote of no confidence in Schrempp.<p>What this means to you: Be glad you weren't on the other end of that phone call from Schrempp's lost car. Furthermore, this admission comes from a man who doesn't often admit to mistakes  so he must know the bad navigation might soon be the least of his troubles.</I> <p> <A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Articles/articleId=105280" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...05280</A>

mzoltarp
05-16-2005, 07:00 PM
option 2....use a map

Santeno
05-17-2005, 07:03 AM
doesn't he live and work in Stuttgart? You would think he would know his way around town.

pcread
05-17-2005, 01:12 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">doesn't he live and work in Stuttgart? You would think he would know his way around town.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You would, but ye olde European towns with their irregular, winding non-grid streets and roads can bamboozle even the inhabitants.<p>

Cozz
05-17-2005, 06:45 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">doesn't he live and work in Stuttgart? You would think he would know his way around town.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Same thing I was thinking.<p>This is very odd since he never admits something is wrong nor he ever admited anything wrong with MB. So, to go to a press and state those words is very unlike him. Plus he's gotten reemed by stock holders not too long ago so why bash something like this just ever that. And on top of all things, getting lost in Stuttgart where he works? <p>It doesn't add up.