If I remember correctly Cadillac was the first to release a vehicle with the "Standard" driver layout (Gas pedal on right, brake in the middle, clutch on the left, steering wheel and floor mounted shifter) in the early 1920s. Not exactly an "invention" but definitely one of the most underappreciated advancements made that everyone takes for granted today.
In 1972 the key activated anti-theft alarm system became standard equipment. They all had the faux "trunk lock" located between the taillights. (One bright note, they were still equipped with removable rear glass. 🙂)
FYI the Lordstown truck is not a GM division. GM only sold them the plant. They are a small company that was banking on the postal service contract that went to Oshkosh and odds are they will be out of business in a a short while.
As for the F1??? How many engines blow up and they fail to finish too?
The truth is the who you vote for is over. The MFGs have found they can do electric with enough range and faster charging to be ready to go to it by 2035. GM already is working on the third gen battery that will go farther, charge faster and be at $60 kWh from the $100 that many said it would never surpass. 10 years ago it was $1100 kWh.
Automakers are not out to save the planet. They have found they can MFG a wider diverse group of cars at a lower price with less parts and no emission or CAFE to meet. It is all about making money and keeping cost and prices down. ICE is only going to get more expensive to produce to meet emission. The average price of a vehicle is nearing $40K now and people just can't go higher. But with EV they will be able to keep prices in check and still increase profits.
If you look at the list of MFGs making the change it is pretty substantial. Honda just the other day.