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 […]

Nissan 370Z Nismo Convertible on Driving the Nation

Hiroshi Tamura, Nissan’s chief product specialist for Nismo, the GT-R and Z talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about producing a 370Z NISMO Roadster like the concept that was unveiled at the Chicago auto show.

Tamura knows that it is important to create the halo of performance inside the 370Z but also […]

Nissan’s President of Nismo, GT-R LMP1 going to Le Mans on Driving the Nation

NISMO President Shoichi Miyatani talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the Nismo NISsan MOtorsports) LMP1 race car that will make it’s first appearance on a race track in June at Le Mans.

1991 was the last time a Japanese, Mazda, car company won the 24 hours of Le Mans. Nissan came […]

Auburn, CA, Dreams of Christmas, Festival of Lights parade on Driving the Nation

Auburn, CA held it’s Festival of Lights Christmas parade in the California Gold Country’s old town on December 6, 2014.

Bands, ballerinas, dogs, horses, mermaids and Santa Clauses, lots of Santa Clauses and hundreds of cars decked out in Christmas lights of all variations. The Auburn Jeep Club showed up in full force and decked […]

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 […]

2015 Chevy Colorado versus the 2015 GMC Canyon design on Driving the Nation

Tyler Moffett, creative designer for the Chevrolet trucks, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the exterior design of the Chevy Colorado versus the GMC Canyon.

What was the directive Moffett got when designing the Colorado?

Which vehicle does Moffett thinks looks more industrial, the Colorado or Canyon?

2015 Volkswagen’s first e-golf on Driving the Nation

Wade Harris, Volkswagen’s e-mobility specialist talked to Driving the Nation about the 2015 VW e-golf, the first all-electric Volkswagen Golf and is based on the 7th generation VW Golf.

Harris goes through the unique exterior designs to the single moving part and single speed transmission.

Which system does Volkswagen use to cool the battery?

Volkswagen […]

2016 Ford GT350 Shelby, making Carroll Shelby proud on Driving the Nation

Jim Farley, Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Service, Moray Callum, Vice President design, Henry Ford III and Aaron Shelby all talk about the 2016 Ford GT350 Shelby Mustang.

From performance to production is the way Mark Fields, CEO, Ford Motor Company, described the 2015 Ford Shelby GT350. The GT350 is powered by the 5.2-liter […]

Engineering the 2015 Chevy Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon on Driving the Nation

Anita Burke, Chief engineer for Chevy Colorado, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the engineering of th 2015 Chevy Colorado and, since the GMC Canyon is on the same underpinnings, the 2015 GMC Canyon.

Burke goes through the underpinnings of the truck and how it was engineered.

From the Chevy press […]

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Magna drives itself into the Rocks and Mud on Driving the Nation

Ajit Khatra Magna, Manager of Vehicle Verification and testing, Magna power train, talked to Driving the Nation

“Rocks and Mud Drive” is an annual event held at the mounds off-road Vehicle Park in Mount Morris Township, Michigan. The vehicles, this time, Jeeps, were equipped with Magna’s latest power train technology. Khatra talks about the vehicle’s/Magna’s four-wheel […]