Commentary Remember a few months ago when Toyota brought out its new Sienna minivan? Company officials told us how the head of the design team had spent weeks crossing North America in a minivan: 50,000 miles (80,000 km), 48 states. Canada, too. He wanted to see how minivans were used, ask people about them, and see how they could be improved. Honestly, I thought this was funny. Heck, everyone knows how to build a minivan. It’s a box on wheels with lots of seats. Why would ...

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