While I understand and generally agree with your discussion, the fact is that big companies have their own identity and way of doing business. I learned this when I worked at Boeing. When DC-10s started falling out of the sky it was interesting to take a hard look at the differences in engineering philosophy between the two then rival companies. Both put in redundant hydraulic systems, but Boeing viewed itself as a "belt and suspenders" kind of company and so chose to spend the extra money to route the redundant hydraulic systems such that a single failure would be much less likely to cause multiple failures. Macdac on the other hand, ran its redundant systems in the same location through out the aircraft. As a result, when the rear mounting pin for the wing engine failed and the mounting strucure rotated forward and upwareds, it took out ALL the hydraulic systems on the Chicago DC 10 resulting in total loss of hydraulic fluid and pressure. The aircraft then became a projectile.
A 727 had the entire top of the fuselage come off and was landed safely. There are multiple incidents where a single system was lost on a Boeing aircraft without loss of life.
In my personal opinion, this is why Ford trucks tend to be more reliable than some other manufacturers. Its a result of company character.
"The FIA examination of last yearís Singapore grand prix could lead to Renault quitting Formula One if their team is found guilty of interfering with the result of the floodlit raceís inaugural running.
Although not mentioning Renault by name, the sportís governing body is likely to take a closer look at the race following the acquisition of fresh evidence. During the broadcast of Sundayís Belgian grand prix, the Brazilian network Globo TV reportedly said it had received information that Nelson Piquet Jr had been asked to crash on purpose and trigger the sequence of events that led to his team‑mate, Fernando Alonso, moving from the back to the front of the field and scoring a win that went against form in the previous 14 races. A spokeswoman for the ING Renault F1 Team said today that there would be no comment.'
of industrial collaboration with Nazi Germany ; he dies a month later, claiming to have been mistreated in Fresnes Prison ; a Traumatic brain injury and a severe Uremia are observed. No inquiry is made.
Three month later, Renault was nationalized, on the official and very thin case of collaboration. This was most remarkable, for this condamnation was without judgement, and applied to an already dead person, in violation to rule of law and all French juridical principles. The actual director of the plant during the war succeeded in 1949 to obtain a judgement stating that he and the plant actually did not collaborated, and in 1967 Louis' only heir, his son Jean-Louis Renault, obtained some indemnisation. Louis, however, never was officially rehabilited. Actually, Louis paid his old opposition to left wing political forces, most importantly communists and labour unionists, and the fact that they wanted to make of Renault an industrial laboratory of their ideas.
Interesting. Wonder what the truth is today?
Renault.com - Car Selector