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  • Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com June 5, 2015
  • June 10, 2015 1:52 pm
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    Good Morning Warren and friends, Good Morning from the Sierra Nevada foothills where Auburn, Calif., was named one of the top 100 best little towns to live in in the United States. http://www.auburnjournal.com/article/6/01/15/auburn-ranked-top-100-best-small-towns The 2015 Audi S5 quattro I drove the 2015 Audi S5 Coupe 3.0T Quattro manual to San Francisco last night to a [...]

  • Which BMW vehicles are being are recalled because of Takata airbags on Driving the Nation
  • June 3, 2015 1:09 pm
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    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 [...]

  • Which Acura and Honda cars are recalled because of Takata airbags on Driving the Nation
  • June 3, 2015 12:39 pm
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    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 [...]

  • Robots of the future are here on the John Batchelor radio show
  • June 2, 2015 9:30 am
  • 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 [...]

  • Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com May 29, 2015
  • June 1, 2015 1:10 pm
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    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 [...]

  • First Drive: electric and autonomous Tesla S by Bosch on Driving the Nation
  • May 27, 2015 2:16 pm
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    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
  • May 20, 2015 1:24 am
  • 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 sitcom’s [...]

  • Denise McClugagge 1927-2015, You mattered on Driving the Nation
  • May 7, 2015 9:14 pm
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    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. YOU MATTERED. In a world of fifteen seconds of what have you done [...]

  • 2016 Honda Pilot Collision Mitigation Braking System on Driving the Nation
  • May 4, 2015 4:37 pm
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    It’s not just words when Honda says the new Pilot features the most comprehensive set of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies ever offered on a Honda vehicle. Together these technologies make up Honda SensingTM, a suite of technologies designed to expand the driver’s situational awareness while sensing and responding to potential road hazards, including other [...]