So, this began as a post about the types of car companies I was imagining in Automation. They included (with the closest real world analogies there for reference)-
-Standalone/car dominant companies (Ford, Volkswagen)
-The automotive arms of giant conglomerates (Mitsubishi, Hyundai)
-Niche companies (Tesla)
Of course, auto makers in the third category frequently end up as subsidiaries of the first two. This then turned for a way to bring up another post idea I’ve had for a while-it’s easier to make a big organization do small things than the reverse, whether they hunt the supernatural or make cars.