Category: Newsletter

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talked to Bob Lutz, chairman of the board at Via Motors, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI. Lutz talks about VIA Motors extended-range electric vehicles (EREVs) that are modified trucks (mainly General Motors trucks), vans and SUVs. Lutz is the former vice [...]

Good morning Warren and Friends Are you concerned about how much data car companies have because of all the technology going into cars? Do you realize that your smartphone allows people to track your every move? Is there anyway around buying a car today without being tracked? Will DMV start sending you a bill for [...]

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to Bob Hegbloom, Director of the Ram brand. Ram has finally come out with a diesel 1500 pickup. A 1500 diesel has been asked for for years, what took so long and why does Ram call it an eco-diesel? Hegbloom goes through the stats, including towing 2014 [...]

Boxer to Barra “Woman to woman, I’m disappointed” – that would be CEO, Senator

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show about the GM recall. The question has come up numerous times, behind doors and in front of Congress, how much did the former Chairman and CEO of General Motors, Dan Akerson, know before he resigned and appointed [...]

Filip Brabec is Director, Product Planning, for Audi of America, responsible for product definition and configuration of current models as well as setting the lineup for future product. Brabec talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) held in Detroit, MI about future product and [...]

2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas, NV – Frank Suessenbach, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about Bosch’s Automatic park assist. If you talk to Frank he will tell you that cars will soon park themselves automatically. Frank takes us through Bosch’s Automatic Park Assist, which has sensors fitted to a [...]

At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Chris Herbert, CEO, Phone Halo, shows Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, how easy it is to find your keys, or for your keys to find you. The device can be hooked to anything like a keychain. When you lose your keychain you can find the device/keychain [...]

Good morning Warren and Friends Good news on the Michael Schumacher story – According to multiple news outlets Michael Schumacher is is showing moments of consciousness. Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma for the past three months after a skiing accident. Our thought and prayers continue for his family. Let’s chat about cars [...]

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV – Xavier Zhu, Technical Project Manager, Bosch North America shows Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation the newest sensor that allows a car to break when it senses a pedestrian (Timmy) lurching out in front of the car. Bosch’s new sensor can sense what the human [...]

Bicycles and cars are increasingly becoming partners on roads in the cities around the Nation. Cyclenav has come up with an app that gives the bicycle rider an audio turn by turn way to get off the beaten path, away from all the cars and still home safely. Scott Rice, Global Director, Schwinn CycleNav shows [...]