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Cadillac autonomy in 2017 and SAE standards on Driving the Nation

Two years ago at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Audi of America showed a group of journalist an Audi that could let you off in front of a hotel, and with programming on a smartphone, park it’self,turn it’self off and wait till you called it again to meet you at the front door.

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Can the new GM be sued for the recalls? Will sanctions against Russia hurt car companies?

How long has General Motors known there was an issue with the ignition switch? Was there a cover up May 15, 2009 when, according to the New York Times, “data in the black boxes of Chevrolet Cobalts confirmed a potentially fatal defect existed in hundreds of thousands of cars.”

Is General Motors shielded by the bankruptcy […]

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 […]

Tesla, the demise of the car dealer, GM recall – where was NHTSA?

In an about face, and what Elon Musk would describe as a slap in the face, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie changed his mind about how a consumer can purchase a car in New Jersey.

Christie, according to a press release from Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, decided not to allow the consumer to make the […]

GM’s first female CEO – will Reuss stay? – on the John Batchelor radio show

The times they are a changing, A day after the U.S. government sold the last of it’s General Motors stock the news came out that, effective January 14, 2013, Dan Akerson is stepping down as CEO and Mary Barra is stepping up. In my first article about the changing of the guards at General Motors […]

Tesla stocks tumble after fire – how will the Shutdown affect auto sales?

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about Tesla stocks tumbling after a fire and how will the Shutdown affect auto sales?

Tesla stocks tumble after fire

First, let me say that I hope everyone involved in the accident in Seattle, WA is okay. The operative word […]

Tesla; oops, I did it again! Another over-exaggeration

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, talks to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about Tesla’s non-existent, over-exaggerated 5.4 star rating and selling in China.

According to Reuters, Zhan Baosheng, the businessman in the southern China province of Guangdong, owns the “Tesla” trademark in China, according to his agent who processed the papers […]

Sub-prime financing is back! Is Tesla the new Volvo? on the John Batchelor radio show

What car company do you think of when you hear safety? To many of us it is Volvo. To the new generation it is Tesla. Ford Motor Company bought Volvo for it’s technological breakthroughs in safety, including rollover resistance in SUVs. Ford also bought many other companies and when times got tough sold them all […]

SAAR for auto sales eclipse all projections, closing in on 2007! on the John Batchelor radio show

The last time the auto industry had sales over 16 million was in 2007. If sales keep up 2013 could come close to that number! June sales are out and according to Automotive News the SAAR busted all analyst projections and came in at 15.98 million unit’s projected!

Some of the highlights came from pickups. […]

NADA: EVs depreciate 30% in 2013 & 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study winners

The old adage that your car starts depreciating as soon as you drive it off the car dealer’s hurts even more if you own an electric vehicle according to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Used Car Guide in it’s latest report, Plug-in Electric Vehicles: Market Analysis and Used Price Forecast.

There are many reasons people […]