Talk:National Motors Corporation

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I don't think using Jean Luc Picard as a chairman is a good idea; that way IB wiki starts to approach uncyclopedia in content rather than being a logical alternate reality. Real world Jean Luc Picard is a character in Star Trek: The Next Generation series that were produced long after this IB businessman is supposed to have lived. IMO it is ok to either create a new person for some position, or to use exsiting related person (who may as well have not assumed that position in real world, such as, for example, real world's opposition leader becoming IB's prime minister of some country due to different historical events), but not to use existing completely unrelated person or character. Otherwise we may have Harry Potter as Roman emperor and Vladimir Lenin as a new reigning leader of South Florida soon which I don't think would be fitting IB universe well. Abdul-aziz 14:11, 28 October 2007 (PDT)

Maybe just use the image but with a different name or vice versa.--Marc Pasquin 22:46, 28 October 2007 (PDT)
I haven't thought about that. I will take your advices and make the proper changes.--Pedromoderno 09:30, 30 October 2007 (PDT)
Thank you! The name "Andre Picard" is OK, but a new face is almost certainly warranted under the circumstances. I wouldn't be surprised if the name "Jean Luc Picard", especially in connection with Patrick Stewart's image, is a property of Paramount. Elemtilas 07:20, 31 October 2007 (PDT)
Ok, I will remove this pic from the article. Everybody be free to replace it by a new one. I'm not exactly an expert on working with images...--Pedromoderno 09:19, 31 October 2007 (PDT)

This article is up for de-propping. Zahir 09:54, 4 January 2008 (PST)

Driving Directions

Have we worked out which way Driving works? I can't remember, but I think that the NAL is on the British standard and Louisianne is the opposite, so there's funky cloverleaves at the borders to handle the switch over...But that would mean that NMC's got to modify cars for driving in LA, or make the instrument in the center of the panel to save themselves time, like *here's* Saturns. BoArthur 09:40, 11 April 2008 (PDT)

I think the Commonwealth, Japan and the SR drive on the left whereas the EF and cultures there-derived drive on the right. I like the idea of centre seats - another perfect example of technology adapting to circumstance and a real symbol of IB's greater cultural diversity afforded by the abscence of the USA. --Quentin 04:48, 12 April 2008 (PDT)
I don't know if it's centre seats, so much as a center console and steering columns on the various sides...although, maybe this difference has/can serve as the impetus to introduce drive-by-wire a lot earlier *there*? We should move this to the yahoo group. BoArthur 06:40, 14 April 2008 (PDT)
Or perhaps car makers would do different versions of their cars depending to which countries they would be sold. Same car could have a version for right driving countries and left driving ones. Like *here*. Or perhaps car makers aren't so similar to each other *there*, some could make central steering column and console cars while others could chose in having different versions (left or right). Other technical solutions might had been found (sugestions?) as IB world has a larger cultural diversity than *HERE*. So each car maker even could had develop their own solutions causing a diversity which definetely doesn't exist *here*. I like this. Such could make us think about a typical Commonwealth car characteristics might be different of a typical car from other origin. *Here* such differences are mostly stylistic and size (the big american cars or the tiny japanese kei cars, for example). In IB differences could also exist in their mechanics.--Pedromoderno 16:34, 14 April 2008 (PDT)
In Xliponia we drive on the left, of course. We even put that on our national issues page: http://ib.frath.net/w/How_to_tell_if_you're_Xliponian, under World civilization?. Kyrmse 05:52, 15 April 2008 (PDT)

I'm assuming this is National Motor Vehicle Company *here*? Although it does seem to have some elements of Chrysler as well (what with having bought Chalmers and all, as well as being the smallest of the Big Three). Juan Martin Velez Linares 10:52, 15 September 2015(CDT)

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