You haven’t raised any points worth addressing directly, so I don’t and I won’t. It’s all bitterness and envy, with no real substance. Bye
Edit: OK, so I am going to address some things after all— I drive the safest car in it’s class, which simultaneously has faster zero-60 times than anything that isn’t a race car, even though it’s a big, heavy cross-over.
My support for the assertion that US carmakers have been limping along in innovation is that there has been no new major features from them in the past 30 years. My Tesla does a whole slew of things that no other car does. It’s head and shoulders above any other EV. Every couple of months I get a “brand new car” because I get pushed the latest tech and upgrades.
Complaining that they are making use of tech that they didn’t invent or isn’t brand new is specious. It has no bearing on outcomes and is quite often the way new products come to market (the lightbulb, for instance) — it’s simply spiteful sniping. Tesla (and Space X) are revolutionizing our world and that’s what counts. It takes time to get new inventions to be produced profitably because there are so many front load costs (Duh!).
Why don’t you go create something that improves the world rather than simply whining about someone else who is.