Ed Welburn, global chief designer, General Motors, took time to talk to Warren Brown, Washington Post, and myself at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI.

From a designer’s eye, how is the health of the auto industry, the domestic auto industry and Michigan?

What are the issues facing General Motors?  Is General Motors concerned about $5 gallon gasoline? Are they prepared?

What does a concept car say about the manufacturer? What is the role of a concept car?