By Christopher A. Sawyer
Well, so much for that. Dr. Piech resigned one day after this was written. Nice of him to wait. -- CAS
The latest in a long list of power plays by VW chairman Ferdinand Piech got me thinking about an airplane journey I took a number of years ago. I had been on a supplier trip (the timing would suggest it was one of the Bosch trips that occur on the even years between the Frankfurt Motor Show), and had enjoyed my time out of the office. Not only did I get to sample a lot of technology that is just now becoming mainstream, I actually had enough information and photos to fill a sizable well in the magazine. Unlike previous years, however, this return trip was a little different.