2016 BMW 7-Series, John Batchelor radio show with BMW’s Ian Robertson

Host John Batchelor welcomed Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, to his radio show to talk about the 2016 BMW 7-Series.

We drove the BMW 7-Series on the Monticello race track, on the roads around the track and through an autocross.

2016 BMW 7_series 6th generation  September 14 […]

By |August 28th, 2015|#johnbatchelorradioshow, BMW, Featured, Podcasts|0 Comments

2016 Acura ILX reduces noise through the wheel and ANC technology

Seijirou Sone talked to Driving the Nation about the new noise reduction in the new 2016 Acura ILX.

There is road noise and cabin noise, in an effort to decrease that noise Acura is using a polypropylene Helmholtz resonator that encircles the center portion of the inside of the wheel. Such resonator wheel technology significantly […]

By |August 18th, 2015|Acura, Featured, Technology|0 Comments

Honda dream garage on Driving the Nation

When Honda brings out all its products you not only can drive them, you can run your whole house and yard with them.

Yesterday we went to the adult playground called Pacifica Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe. A ranch is a misnomer; Mansion is more like it. It’s completely at home in Ranch Santa Fe, […]

By |July 31st, 2015|Featured, Honda|0 Comments

Sweep riders volunteer at the Western States and Tevis Cup on Driving the Nation

All eyes were on 70-year-old Gunhild Swanson as she crossed the finish line of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains Western States 100-mile Endurance Run in Auburn, CA. Swanson beat the clock with only six seconds to spare, becoming the oldest woman runner to finish the race in under thirty hours, the cut-off to be counted as […]

By |July 27th, 2015|Dodge, Featured, Ram|0 Comments

Derek Jenkins out as head of design for Mazda on Driving the Nation

Derek Jenkins is no longer the head of design as confirmed by Eric Booth. Senior Manager, Public Relations at Mazda North American Operations. According to Booth, Jenkins’ last day was Friday, July 17, 2015, just days before the launch of the 2016 Mazda CX-3, “His last day was Friday. Derek was a huge part of […]

By |July 22nd, 2015|Auto industry news, Car designers, Featured, Mazda|0 Comments

Which Acura and Honda cars recalled because of Takata airbags on Driving the Nation

In June 2014, Takata acknowledged that their airbags needed to be recalled because of random explosions with bits acting like flying shrapnel. Takata could not identify which vehicle manufacturers and cars needed to be recalled at the time. Fast forward to May, 2015 and 33,800,000 vehicles have been recalled and the list of manufacturers have […]

By |June 3rd, 2015|Manufacturers|0 Comments

Volvo hires Google Head of Creative as Director, Marketing Innovation and Strategy on Driving the Nation

Well this should be interesting. Volvo just hired away from Google John Militello as Director, Marketing Innovation and Strategy for Volvo cars America, reporting to Bodil Eriksson, Executive Vice President, Volvo North America .

Google and Apple are playing an increasingly more important role in automobiles and there have been software engineers that have been hired […]

First Drive: electric and autonomous Tesla S by Bosch on Driving the Nation

Bosch stripped a Tesla Model S electric vehicle, brought in fifteen sensors, and a lidar to create the first Model S P85 electric self-driving vehicle. We drove it last week in Boxberg, Germany. We got to see the future, and the future is not that far away.

There is an assumption that initially, most autonomous […]

Denise McClugagge 1927-2015, You mattered on Driving the Nation

Denise McClugagge passed away this week. The legendary McClugagge was a co-founder of Autoweek and so much more.

Twitter, Facebook and media posts were lit up today with tributes to McClugagge. There are two words that summed her up the best…you mattered.

YOU MATTERED.

In a world of fifteen seconds of what have you done […]

2016 Honda Pilot Collision Mitigation Braking System on Driving the Nation

It’s not just words when Honda says the new Pilot features the most comprehensive set of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies ever offered on a Honda vehicle. Together these technologies make up Honda SensingTM, a suite of technologies designed to expand the driver’s situational awareness while sensing and responding to potential road hazards, including other […]