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 […]

Volvo & Google create a virtual test drive in the XC90 on Driving the Nation

Bodil Eriksson, Executive Vice President, Volvo North America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the new virtual test drive through a Google cardboard box that looks like an old-fashioned viewfinder, but the view is completely different.

Get the Google cardboard box from a car dealer, put it together and watch the […]

Bodil Eriksson, Executive Vice President for Volvo Cars North America (VCNA) on Driving the Nation

Bodil Eriksson as Executive Vice President, Marketing, Brand & Communications, Volvo Cars North America speaks with Lou Ann Hammond about Volvo’s future vehicles.

Bodil Eriksson joined Volvo Cars for the first time under the Swedish ownership in the latter part of the 90s, in the role as SVP Corporate Communications for Volvo Car Group. She was […]

Volvo’s drive-e boosts power, increases versatility, efficiency and electrification ability on Driving the Nation

Las Vegas, NV – When I agreed to go to Las Vegas to test drive the drive-e powertrain with Volvo I thought it was an electric vehicle (EV). Apparently, many other journalists did as well, because one of the first things Volvo told us was that e did not stand for electric, it stood for […]

Volvo Cars, Ericsson announce Global Connected Car Services at 2014 CES on Driving the Nation

From Volvo:

Las Vegas, NV – The launch of cloud-enabled connected car services across the Volvo product portfolio at the 2014 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas is the latest evidence of the visionary partnership between Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) and Ericsson.

Leveraging extensive consumer research and industry-leading innovation, the partnership has focused […]

Volvo’s President & CEO, Tony Nicolosi on Driving the Nation

Los Angeles, CA – Volvo’s President & CEO of North America, Tony Nicolosi, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about Volvo since 2008.

Nicolosi talks about the downturn Volvo took after Ford Motor Company stopped investing money in Volvo products. Volvo has always been known for safety. As Volvo makes a comeback […]

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 […]

Volvo President, John Maloney, on Driving the Nation

John Maloney, President and CEO, Volvo North American talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, about Volvo.

How is Volvo doing? What new products is Volvo bringing out?

What is Polestar?

Where are the new Volvos being designed?

Is Volvo producing in other countries than Sweden?

How critical is California to Volvo? 41 percent of […]

China, joint ventures, domestic and foreign cars on the John Batchelor radio show

Gordon Chang, Forbes, and John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, talk about China and cars.

Some of the back stories that make up the radio show are;

Why didn’t Subaru get approval for a Joint Venture in China?

Marvin Zhu, a correspondent for LMC Automotive, wrote in his […]

Are you a Republican or a Democrat? Only your car knows for sure

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 past couple […]