Keeping good relations with Mother Earth on Driving the Nation

By Stephen Leahy

UXBRIDGE, Canada, May 8 2015 (IPS) – In the course of human history many tens of thousands of communities have survived and thrived for hundreds, even thousands, of years. Scores of these largely self-sustaining traditional communities continue to this day in remote jungles, forests, mountains, deserts, and in the icy regions of […]

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We Have Five Years to Stop Building Coal Plants and Gas-Powered Cars on Driving the Nation

Here’s the frightening implication of a landmark study on carbon emissions: By 2018, no new cars, homes, schools, factories, or electrical power plants should be built anywhere in the world, ever again, unless they’re either replacements for old ones or carbon neutral. Otherwise greenhouse gas emissions will push global warming past 2˚C of temperature rise worldwide, threatening the survival of […]

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Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com June 19, 2015

It will be over 100 degrees today in Auburn, Calif. If you have people or animals, in the back of the vehicle it tends to be warmer. Bring water and treats. Park in the shade if you can. Lower the windows 1/2 an inch if you are in a safe neighborhood. And don’t forget to […]

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Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com June 12, 2015

Good Morning Warren and friends,

It will be over 100 degrees today in Auburn, Calif. We all think about snow tires in the winter, but we need to be as careful with our tires when it is this hot as well, and our loved ones.

If you have people or animals, in the back of the […]

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Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com June 5, 2015

Good Morning Warren and friends,

Good Morning from the Sierra Nevada foothills where Auburn, California, was named one of the top 100 best little towns to live in in the United States.

The 2015 Audi S5 quattro

I drove the 2015 Audi S5 Coupe 3.0T Quattro manual to San Francisco last night to a women’s conference. Enlightening conference […]

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Which BMW vehicles are being are 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 […]

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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

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 […]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com May 29, 2015

Good Morning Warren and friends

I’m back!!! I had a great time with Bosch at their 62nd International Automotive press briefing. I got to drive the (as far as I know) first ever electric AND autonomous Tesla Model S!

http://www.drivingthenation.com/lou-ann-hammond/first-drive-electric-and-autonomous-tesla-s-by-bosch-on-driving-the-nation/

I haven’t put up the video yet, but I got to ride in the blood-curdling Porsche 918 Spyder […]

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 […]