Is Mary Barra following in Alan Mulally’s strategic footsteps? on Driving the Nation

For five years of the time that Alan Mulally has been at Ford Motor Company, General Motors has been playing musical chairs with their Chief Executive Officers. Alan Mulally is about to retire from Ford as CEO and General Motors is just bringing in their first CEO to restructure the new General Motors.

When Alan […]

GM’s Mark Reuss on the GM Recall ignition switch replacement

Driving the Nation talks to Mark Reuss about the ignition switch recall at the 2014 New York International Auto show (NYIAS).

The new switches have to be made. How is the process going? Has Delphi put a third line on yet?

The repair will only take 90 minutes once the switch is in the hands […]

General Motor’s Alan Batey at the 2014 New York auto show

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talked to General Motor’s Alan Batey, President GM N.A, at the 2014 New York auto show. Batey talks about the Chevy Trax, and the rear view camera will come out as standard.

The Trax will have the ability to listen to 7 different devices with the new […]

Bob Hegbloom Director of RAM Brand 3.0L EcoDiesel 1500 pickup

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 […]

Scott Keogh, President Audi of America, on the Audi A3

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 […]

Mary Barra, CEO of “no crappy cars”, recalls more cars. Porsche recalls cars because of fire

Before becoming CEO Mary Barra made the statement that General Motors would no longer make crappy cars. The planet registered a loss of oxygen as Auto industry insiders gasped at the thought that an executive would bad mouth their own product. Apparently, that was only the first coming of Barra and the world should have […]

Will there be a Cadillac ELR-V? Let’s ask Mark Reuss

Will there be a Cadillac ELR-V? Let’s ask Mark Reuss, General Motor’s Executive VP of Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain.

There is magnetic ride control on the Chevy Corvette, Cadillac CTS and the new Chevy pickups. Why not the Cadillac ELR and will it happen?

Mark Reuss, on GM-Europe and Asia product on Driving the Nation

Mark Reuss is the Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain. Reuss talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) about dropping the Chevrolet brand in Europe. Chevy has made traction in Europe, so what happens when a European wants a […]

Here and Now; Nokia and Continental AG on Driving the Nation

Dr. Elmar Degenhart is the Chief Executive Officer of Continental AG and has been it’s Chairman of Executive Board since August 12, 2009. Degenhart talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) about Continental’s partnership with Nokia’s HERE.

Continental already has partnerships with Cisco and […]