BIM discusses on data and conspiracy theories far from post-Covid world

PBC Today | August 24, 2020

Good morning, UK – welcome to dystopia! Yeah, well, we’re finally here: every dictator’s dream scenario where total control of the populace is within easy reach and, of course, to quote Kenny Everett, “it’s all in the best possible taste” and totally for your own safety health and comfort. Whoa there! You’re thinking, where’s this come from? So let’s backtrack a little. Last time round, we considered some post-Covid thoughts. Three months on and we’re still not really post-Covid, are we? The world’s largest economy is still struggling to get the virus under control, has the highest total of deaths and the president seems to wear this as a badge of honour. There is a subtext among many here, such as keep the economy open and if people get ill or die, that’s the price we pay. Or rather, they pay. Of course, we’re all in this together. Meanwhile in the UK, our leadership have now gone on holiday.

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The 2018 HfS Automotive Engineering Services Blueprint Report provides a market overview and evaluation of the leading service providers in this space. This includes their skills across the HfS Automotive Engineering Services Value Chain: New Product Development, Product Sustenance, Manufacturing, Support, Testing & Certifications, Services, and Software Implementation across the interior, body, chassis systems, powertrain, electric/electronic, ADAS, and other systems.

Spotlight

The 2018 HfS Automotive Engineering Services Blueprint Report provides a market overview and evaluation of the leading service providers in this space. This includes their skills across the HfS Automotive Engineering Services Value Chain: New Product Development, Product Sustenance, Manufacturing, Support, Testing & Certifications, Services, and Software Implementation across the interior, body, chassis systems, powertrain, electric/electronic, ADAS, and other systems.

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