Still, when you are calculating the per mile cost of operating an electric automobile you do need to consider the cost of the battery pack replacement in the figure.
Do be sure that when calculating the per mile cost on the IC automobile you include the costs of rebuilding the engine/transmission, and the rest of the IC maintenance (timing chains, spark plugs, etc).
Now what is probably getting the other manufacturers upset is that the clipping of the results at 5 means that the vehicles that just squeaked into the 5 look the same as vehicles which may have blown past the 5. If they didn't like that, why aren't the individual scores also integral and clipped at 5? Then one could not possibly claim (or even appear to claim) a number higher than 5.
So, this whole release is trying to beat up Tesla for something they didn't say. They didn't say that the NHTSA awarded them a 5.4 rating (see the first quote). They did say: "achieved a new combined record of 5.4 stars.".
the individual doesn't need to be fully mentally involved unless there is something important to them
Then they shouldn't be in the meeting. Here's where the problem is. People calling meetings and including as many people as possible so as to appear important "look how many people I can get to show up", instead of calling the people to which the meeting's content matters. Yes, doing email or making phone calls during a meeting is a bad thing. (Additionally, meetings that just simply go on too long. People who want to rehash the same thing over and over, that sort of thing.)
Since C/C++ is fairly liberal about allowing undefined behavior
No, it's not. The language forbids undefined behavior. If your program invokes undefined behavior, it is no longer well-formed C or C++.