Powercube From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted
Mon Nov 17 2008 00:15:48 UTC (7 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2456 times:
That's a pretty impressive amount of infringement going on there. I'm not all that familiar with the issue but what is being done to stop this? I suppose the better question is, can anything be done?
StasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3313 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted
Mon Nov 17 2008 00:43:35 UTC (7 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2439 times:
This Buick Riviera concept coupe was unveiled at last year's Shanghai Motor Show and designed and built by General Motors' Shanghai Tech Center.
The Riviera concept illustrates that Chinese designers are capable of creating terrific automotive design if their company's senior management allows them to be creative.
[Edited 2008-11-17 00:44:54]
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety!" B.Franklin
Francoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 4169 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted
Mon Nov 17 2008 00:52:19 UTC (7 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2429 times:
Well, you know what they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...
They remind me of expensive watches knock offs you can buy on street markets. You get what you pay for. Except a Rolex knock off won't kill you in a car crash.
I guess it just shows chinese manufacturers are not capable of coming up with their own designs, and that they know it and aren't ashamed about it.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
Signol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3081 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted
Mon Nov 17 2008 02:38:19 UTC (7 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2401 times:
Some friends of my in-laws have a GWM bakkie (pickup) -
They were told in the dealership that they have an agreement whereby, once the original manufacturer (eg. GM, Vauxhall, Isuzu in their case) stops making a model, and starts on the new design, they sell on the original designs, so that they (GWM) can make very similar vehicles, with less R&D costs.
This also happened with an old car of mine, a Daewoo Nexia, which was basically an old mark 2 Vauxhall Astra with a different badge. All part of the GM group.
Flights booked: CDG-ADD-JNB-DUR-JNB-ADD-CDG, LGW-NCE-LGE
Coal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2345 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted
Mon Nov 17 2008 05:14:24 UTC (7 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2357 times:
Erm... Mazda, Toyota, and Nissan used to be copycats of Western cars, and look at what they are now!
YOWza From South Africa, joined Jul 2005, 5033 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted
Mon Nov 17 2008 17:07:54 UTC (7 years 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2231 times:
Clearly web design is a not a real prioroty for this domain owner
Shh people will hear you
Quoting Coal ( Reply 5): Erm... Mazda, Toyota, and Nissan used to be copycats of Western cars, and look at what they are now!
Borrowing and flat out stealing are not the same thing.