Well ok, the Italian car makers has been good at developing some stuff, of course. But they have seldom been pioneers in anything but styling and sweeeeet sounding engines.!
well, then you really have to do yout homework better..through the history, italian cars have always been technically advanced and inovative...
My point is: the examples you give are are mostly things in conjunction with "sweet sounding engines". Mechanical stuff and prestanda.
When it comes to "soft" values apart from styling, such as ergonomics, safety, environmental issues et cetera, they are
And changing from sweet sounding otto and diesel engines is about environment. It's obvious from the comments here that Alfa-fans are not very keen on hybrids and other sissy stuff