No story; close counts when you're dropping 500 lb. bombs and up.
How about prayer?
Events that are related to safety are always worth publicizing. There's no place for duopoly duels where safety is involved.
It would be interesting to know cost (recurring and non-recurring) penalty for this system to compare with the time cost saved.
Sounds like you have a different article in mind. Discussing production variants doesn't necessarily need an antagonist.