"Transparency" attempts to make new technology do its thing without anyone noticing.
By Dan McCosh
Posted 12.06.2001 at 6:58 pm 1 Comment
Super-efficient light-truck engines are coming, but don't expect to notice.
That's the impression we came away with after driving General Motors' latest light truck concepts. The reason: something engineers call transparency, an effort to make new technology do its thing without anyone noticing.
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