Opel ADAM as TTIP Example for US Ambassador Emerson

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    Opel ADAM as TTIP Example for US Ambassador Emerson

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    2015-06-15

    - Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann and John B. Emerson meet in Berlin
    - State Secretary for Economy Machnig representative of the German government
    - A unique ADAM shows how important TTIP is for the automotive industry





    Berlin/Rüsselsheim. Opel shows just how important the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is for the economy with a specially prepared ADAM. The Opel board led by CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann presented the car to John B. Emerson, United States Ambassador to Germany, in front of the Brandenburg Gate. Matthias Machnig, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy joined the meeting as the representative of the German government.

    The unique ADAM shows the challenges a carmaker faces when intending to export a European car to the United States. A huge investment for technical changes would be necessary to meet the various demands. These normally result in such projects no longer being profitable. For example, the front, roof and rear-end structures along with the airbag system and the lights of the ADAM would all have to be changed. All of these modifications are visually highlighted on the body of the TTIP ADAM to make the technological effort plain to see.

    Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann committed to the planned agreement during his meeting with John B. Emerson and Matthias Machnig. “This ADAM shows exactly how many chances we are missing out on because of pointless obstacles. The different safety norms would mean us having to put in an enormous effort – even though the safety standards are already extremely high on both sides of the Atlantic,” said Dr. Neumann.

    “TTIP offers the unique opportunity of taking the current transatlantic standards and norms and further developing these together,” he added.

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    Re: Opel ADAM as TTIP Example for US Ambassador Emerson

    This is a darned good reason all car enthusiasts should be writing their congressmen in support of TIPP. It will make it possible to import euro-models without modification.

    It's always been absurd that the US and the EU had high, but slightly different standards that made it difficult to share cars.

    If you support automotive diversity, if you want some of that forbidden fruit to arrive at your dealership, write your congresscreature today to support TIPP!

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    Can we get more detailed photos showing what the ADAM is demonstrating?
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    Re: Opel ADAM as TTIP Example for US Ambassador Emerson

    Quote Originally Posted by AMcA View Post
    This is a darned good reason all car enthusiasts should be writing their congressmen in support of TIPP. It will make it possible to import euro-models without modification.

    It's always been absurd that the US and the EU had high, but slightly different standards that made it difficult to share cars.

    If you support automotive diversity, if you want some of that forbidden fruit to arrive at your dealership, write your congresscreature today to support TIPP!
    That could easily be done without the need of TTIP.

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    Re: Opel ADAM as TTIP Example for US Ambassador Emerson

    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun G8 View Post
    Can we get more detailed photos showing what the ADAM is demonstrating?
    - lighting system: that's only a problem in the US, otherwise legal for the rest of the world.
    - new front end because of different license plates.
    - windscreen washer system. Why? I have no clue.
    - roof (different crash test standards I guess)
    - new rear end (license plates?)
    - fuel system
    - knee airbag (not available on the ADAM)


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    Re: Opel ADAM as TTIP Example for US Ambassador Emerson

    Quote Originally Posted by AMcA View Post
    This is a darned good reason all car enthusiasts should be writing their congressmen in support of TIPP. It will make it possible to import euro-models without modification.

    It's always been absurd that the US and the EU had high, but slightly different standards that made it difficult to share cars.

    If you support automotive diversity, if you want some of that forbidden fruit to arrive at your dealership, write your congresscreature today to support TIPP!
    Nope.

    Not even close.

    Really, really bad idea - and well beyond the pale.

    Support of any kind from anywhere for this - is also beyond.......... shameful.

    All should write in opposition , not support.

    Not that that will likely matter unless and until the correct and negative response is 'overwhelming'.

    Which has been achieved here and there - not that media really wants to cover it.
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    Re: Opel ADAM as TTIP Example for US Ambassador Emerson

    Doesn't look good when the administration is pushing so hard for it while being so secretive

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    Nope.

    Not even close.

    Really, really bad idea - and well beyond the pale.

    Support of any kind from anywhere for this - is also beyond.......... shameful.

    All should write in opposition , not support.

    Not that that will likely matter unless and until the correct and negative response is 'overwhelming'.

    Which has been achieved here and there - not that media really wants to cover it.
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