CA-EPA Nichols plan to get gas cars off California roads by 2030

Mary Nichols, Chairperson, California Air Resources Board (CARB), has been a pain in the tailpipe to car manufacturers since she re-joined California’s Environmental Protection Association (EPA) in 2007. Bloomberg News’ John Lippert reports that Nichols has set the goal for California higher than ever before stating that she wants every new car sold in California […]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on August 7, 2015

Good Morning Warren and friends,

So, what did everyone think of the GOP debate? What was your favorite line from the evening?

You know what I realized? I realized I missed Tim Russert. I missed the days when we sat down to hear what the candidates had to say to make a decision, not to […]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on June 26, 2015

Good Morning Warren and friends,

Today I am in Warren, Mich., at the Fiat Chrysler Auto (FCA) LLC Chelsea Proving Grounds. FCA is showing off What’s new in their stables.

A question for you – which do you like better – a turbo direct injection or a diesel pickup? I have a friend at Chrysler that wanted […]

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Robots of the future are here on the John Batchelor radio show

How close is the future? Autonomous vehicles are getting closer and closer to reality. We are moving away from the recognizable ordinary to a car that lets you superimpose your desires of freedom and adventure.

John Batchelor, the host of the John Batchelor radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about her […]

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 […]

MEMS; the future of autonomous vehicles on Driving the Nation

If you owned a 1979 vehicle, you were one of the first people to drive with a MEMS in their car. Today there are discussions on how many MEMS should be in cars. Bosch says there are about fifty

What is a MEMS?

Remember the BBC television show Keeping up Appearances? Part of the […]

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.


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

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on May 1, 2015

Good Morning Warren and friends

Many of you have been wondering about the Honda HR-V. The embargo is lifted and here is my review. Yes, I like the vehicle a lot and I think it will do quite well in the market, especially when the starting MSRP is under $20,000.

I got to see the […]

Nissan Murano designer, Ken Lee, on Driving the Nation

Ken Lee, Nissan Senior Creative Manager, is the lead creative and technical design manager for the 2015 Nissan Murano. Lee talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the 2015 Nissan Murano as a group project.

Lee’s family traveled the world when he was a young boy. He credit’s the love of the […]

Piech and Winterkorn; age or results on Driving the Nation

Two days ago 67-year old Democrat Hillary Clinton declared that she was running for President of the United States. Today 43-year old Mark Rubio announced his candidacy while 62-year old Jeb Bush is considered the front-runner for the Republican candidacy for the 2016 run for Presidency.

It wouldn’t be a big surprise if a 67-year […]