Category: Manufacturers

Deborah “Debbie” Mielewski is a female engineer at Ford that has created some really crappy ideas, crappy ideas that took up time and money inside of Ford Motor Company. It was some silly green sustainable materials project that created seats from soy bean. Ford could have used that money on other projects, but every time [...]

SRT is a dollar for horsepower proposition. You can get a regular vehicle but to tweak it up to SRT you look at how much of everything performance you would get. Tim Kuniskis, CEO, Dodge brand talked to Driving the Nation about the thought process of going from a Hellcat to a SRT supercharger. How [...]

What is Tesla P85D and autopilot? on Driving the Nation

Listen to the podcast below as John Batchelor, host of John Batchelor radio show, talks to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the 2015 Tesla Model S D. Remember the commercial when E.F. Hutton talks everyone listens? Well, just before the LA Auto Show in November Elon Musk has tweeted his newest and [...]

Hiro Hayama, Honda Fit product planner manager, talks to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the amount of usable room in the 2015 Honda Fit. Not only can you configure the Fit in many useful ways, you can carry more in the Honda Fit than the Ford Fiesta, as shown in this video. [...]

Miles Johnson, Hyundai’s Connected car manager Blue Link 2rd generation, talked to Driving the Nation about the 2nd generation of Hyundai’s Bluelink. Hyundai has partnered with Google for a search function that shows points of interest (POI) that is done with the push of a button on the rear view mirror. Johnson goes through more [...]

Hiro Hiyama, Product Planner for the 2015 Honda Fit talks about the strategy of the 2015 Honda Fit. Every model has an entry level car, as does the Honda Fit at $15,525. Why not make it under $15,000, the magical number for most of the “top ten cars under $15,000″? Honda Fit has 100% back [...]

John Krsteski, Managing director of Hyundai North America Design, took Driving the Nation on a tour, inside and out, of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis at the National Media Event held in Phoenix, AZ. Krsteski talks about the exterior changes including the grille, the LED lights and fog lights. The fluid sculpture of the car is [...]

When I was a teenager I lived in Japan, a small island with a lot of people crammed into one area called Tokyo. Space was at a premium. If there was an empty space between the studs in the wall that could be made into a drawer or cupboard it was done. It was done [...]

MINI takes the States 2014 was a great event full of fun times and fun people, including the car that had the decal, I killed the clowns and stole their car. At the start of MTTS 2014 the cars rush out, horns blazing, hands waving, people smiling. Watch as the cars go by and the [...]

Makoto Konishi, Honda Research & Development Tochigi Center, Large Project leader, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the new 2015 Honda Fit. The Honda Fit is known as the Super Cub of the automobile world. What is a Super Cub? The Fit is sold in 160 countries and has total global [...]