Category: Manufacturers

Ricky Hudi (Head of Development, Electrics/Electronics) AUDI AG; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Hackenberg (Member of the Board of Management, Technical Development) AUDI AG; Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America talked to a group of journalists at 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Dr. Hackenberg Dr. Hudi talked about the trip and what was on the car [...]

Almost all of the European member countries (with the exception of Spain and the United Kingdom) signed and ratified the Convention on Road Traffic, also known as the 1968 Vienna Convention. The verbiage in the Convention uses words such as carriageway, and has the most basic definition of what constitutes a car. Article 8 Section [...]

“We don’t have all the answers, because we don’t even know all the questions” Venkatesh Prasad, group and senior technical leader, Vehicle Design and Infotronics, Ford Research and Innovation “At Ford, we view ourselves as both a mobility and an auto company, as we drive innovation in every part of our business,” said Mark Fields, [...]

North American International Auto Show, Detroit, MI, Monday, January 12 – The three finalists for the 2015 North American Car of the Year are the Ford Mustang, Hyundai Genesis, and Volkswagen Golf. The three finalists for the 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year are the Chevrolet Colorado, Ford F-150, and Lincoln MKC. AND the [...]

Some people draw lines in the sand, but Land Rover draws vehicles in the sand. In 1947 Maurice Wilks and his brother Spencer drew what they imagined the first ever Land Rover in the sands of the red wharf bay. Here is a video of a Land Rover being drawn in the sand. From Land [...]

The Jaguar F-Pace will be part of the future of Jaguar, but for now we got to hear Jaguar’s chief designer, Ian Callum, talk about the car and the name of the sports crossover, Grace, Space, Pace. Here is Ian Callum on the eve of the 2015 NAIAS. From the Jaguar F-Pace release: Jaguar announces [...]

2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas, NV – A week before the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI there are two worlds colliding, an auto show and an electronic show. The collision comes when the first peek of a long awaited new Chevy Volt was seen at what is fast becoming [...]

Elizabeth Halash, Ford Motor Sync3 engineer, talks to Driving the Nation about the 3rd generation SYNC from Ford Motor Company. For the first time Ford is not partnering with Microsoft, but with Panasonic on the SYNC3. Ford has also dropped the My Ford Touch nomenclature. In 2007 Ford partnered with Microsoft and showcased their first [...]

Ngagne Ndiaye, Bosch North America electrical engineer, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about a new technology that Nissan and Bosch collaborated on and installed on the 2015 Nissan Murano. What is Predictive forward collision warning? Ndiaye shows us a video Bosch made at their Flat Rock, MI proving grounds. Nissan, according [...]

Chrysler brand President and CEO, Al Gardner, discusses the entire line-up of the Chrysler 300 with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation. The Chrysler 300 sedan’s lineup has been revamped for 2015 with four models: 300 Limited — U.S. MSRP $31,395 (plus $995 destination) 300S — U.S. MSRP $34,895 (plus $995 destination) 300C — [...]