Well whatever or whomever inspired them, I'm glad I'm the recipient of it. Its glaring how much better the Pac drives compared to my previous Ody. The body structure is so solid and tight, just like a Mercedes/European luxury car. The suspension is well damped as well. And the gas pedal has just the right amount of hesitation, maybe from the 9 speed auto, that MB is famous for. Yes the steering is dead, a consequence of electric assist, but it has a nice weight to it.