Category: Mercedes-Benz
2013 Shanghai auto show floor scenes

Shanghai, China – Scenes from the 2013 Shanghai auto show includes the women, the characters, the police and the cars. Watch the video to see BMW, BYD, Peugeot, Renault, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, Geely, Opel, Mazda, Smart, Brabus, Citroen, Luxgen, JAC, Infiniti, Volvo, Continental, Buick, Kia, Chevy and Jeep on the floor of the Shanghai auto [...]

Tesla talks to Google, Audi puts a Vulcan grip on Mercedes with a fascinating self-parking car

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about tesla talking to Google about autonomous vehicles, and Audi’s car commercial that star Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy. Google was the first autonomous vehicle to get a license to drive their autonomous vehicles in Nevada, Audi was the [...]

Autoliv saves animals and accidents

Los Angeles, CA – Stuart Klapper, Managing Director for Autoliv Night Vision, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about Autoliv’s newest technology. Headquartered in Sweden, Autoliv is the largest safety supplier in the world. In 2013 Autoliv will introduce a Night Vision system that detects humans and animals uses infrared technology (far-infrared camera)and processes [...]

It’s that time of the year again, time to whittle down the long list of new cars and trucks to decide which one is crowned car and truck/utility of the year award for 2013. The list below is referred to as the long list. For the most part, all new cars and trucks make it [...]

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL with Eric Linder

Eric Linder is the Assistant Product Manager for the Mercedes-Benz SL. Linder talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the new Mercedes-Benz SL. How is Mercedes going to meet the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy? Eighty-nine percent of the new SL is constructed from aluminum. What does that mean for fuel economy? Who are [...]

Every vote is going to count in the presidential election. Every dollar needs to be spent wisely to garner the vote of each constituent. How do candidates know if their dollars are being spent wisely? A new study by Strategic Vision, a research-based consulting group, shows the psychological purchasing power of each party. Over the [...]

How are Volt sales compared to the 24 other alt-power source vehicles?

WardsAuto U.S. Sales of Alternative Power Source Light Vehicles lists twenty-seven vehicles for sale as of November 2011. What are the cars and how is Volt faring compared to the other twenty-six vehicles? The twenty-seven, twenty-five if you don’t count the Mercury Milan and the Saturn Aura that are still listed, with the starting MSRP [...]

I was on WSJ.com’s LunchBreak with Wendy Bounds today talking vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I). First the stats: In 2009 there were 5.5 million crashes and 2.2 million injuries. users wasted 4.8 billion hours stuck in traffic in 2010 – nearly one full work week. 3.9 billion gallons of wasted fuel by congestion, accidents and [...]

Mercedes-Benz museum’s twentieth century pieces of art

Stuttgart, Germany – Wolfgang Helmin is our curator at the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Helmin talks about the history of the name Mercedes, the history of K, for compressor. What was the price of certain cars at the time they were built? We are given a history of the SL Gullwing, the 300 SLR [...]

Mercedes-Benz museum guided tour of 19th century vehicles

Stuttgart, Germany – Our guy at the Mercedes-Benz museum, Wolfgang helmin, took us through a chronological tour of Mercedes history, starting in 1886. As  Helmin gave us a tour of the automobiles we were able to see the conflicts and revelations of each era through pictures on the side of the wall. This is only [...]