Category: Video

Driving the Nation shows the BMW i3 carbon fiber aluminum body frame at the BMW headquarters in New Jersey. BMW says The born electric BMW i3 represents a new era of electromobility. Why? because the BMW i3 frame is made of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP). It is the first mass-produced CFRP passenger frame in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tires can be very expensive especially Ultra High Performance (UHP) tires. Who knew that changing your tire could lead to problems for you, your tire and your safety. Bosch did. How would you know if there was damage to your tire? German Rubber Association (wdk) is the German Certification for tire equipment safety. The WDK [...]

The Department of Transportation is an agency of the Executive Branch of the U.S. government. Inside of the Department of Transportation (DOT) is the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Anthony Foxx is the current head of transportation, or DOT, thus he is the current head of NHTSA. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety [...]

San Mateo, CA – Scott Keogh, President Audi of America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the Audi A3. Audi of America had to go to Audi AG to get permission to produce an A3 sedan. With Volkswagen sedans not selling well in America how hard was it for Audi of [...]