Enter the investment banking world. The consolidation within the parts store companies shows an increase in sales due to the mergers.
That and their slow movement into the on-line manuel repair books (subscriptions).
Cultural lag in this industry is just so unbelievable. I feel like we are now seeing the technology in the car business to what should have happened 20 years ago. Look to aerospace for the technology of the future not the car industry.
But then again GM should have failed along time ago. I can't wait to see the next company that is brought to it's knees on the lavish benefits that were (and are) given to employees.