Continental’s programmable clusters

Alexander Klotz, Continental AG, shows how changing the color on the outside of a cluster can change the look of the interior of the car. More important is the ability to change the information you need, as you need it. The ability to scroll through information instead of it being stagnant analog characters. Watch [...]

Killer Heat Waves and Floods Linked to Climate Change

By Stephen Leahy UXBRIDGE, Canada, Feb 27 2013 (IPS) - Killer heat waves, floods and storms are increasingly caused by climate change, new research reveals. Scientists in Germany say they have found how greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels are helping to trap the jet stream, resulting in extraordinary weather such as the [...]

By |2017-03-22T08:00:50-07:00February 28th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, Environment, Fossil fuels, Politics|0 Comments

Chrysler’s Ralph Gilles on SRT

Ralph Gilles is the President and Chief Executive Officer - SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC and the Senior Vice President - Product Design, Chrysler Group LLC. Giles talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, about the SRT. What does SRT mean? What is the difference between a Jeep Grand Cherokee and a Jeep [...]

By |2016-09-25T14:32:06-07:00February 26th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Chrysler, Jeep, Video|0 Comments

MINI’s Jim McDowell on the MINI Paceman

Jim McDowell is Chief Motoring MINI USA, and talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about the MINI Paceman. The 2-door coupe Paceman will be the second vehicle, of the seven now offered (including the Paceman) that offers the option of ALL4 all-wheel drive. The 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine powering the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman, [...]

By |2016-09-25T19:52:09-07:00February 26th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Car shows, MINI, Technology, Video|0 Comments

GM’s Ed Welburn, on the Cadillac ELR

Cadillac ELR concept electric vehicle Edward T. Welburn, General Motors' Vice President of Global Design, oversees the design development of all of General Motor's vehicles in production or concept. Welburn talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about the newest Eyes on Design award, the Cadillac ELR. What are some of the refinements that Cadillac [...]

Lexus’s advanced research car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Driving the Nation

Mark Templin, Mark Templin group vice president and general manager of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. and recently appointed general manager, Lexus Product Marketing Planning Division, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), and Paul Williamsen, National Manager, Lexus International Training at Toyota Motor Corporation, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, [...]

February 22, 2013 Real Wheels Washington Post

Mount Vernon hospital Good morning Warren and friends If you work at Mount Vernon hospital, or the rehab center, thank you for taking such good care of my Mother-in-law. How many of you having plug-in charging units at your work? They're all the rage in CA. How much more are you paying for gasoline? At [...]

Wolfgang Hatz, Porsche, on Intelligent Performance on Driving the Nation

Wolfgang Hatz, Porsche, Board of Management, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, about emissions and what Porsche is doing What is Porsche's halo car for fuel efficiency? What is Porsche Intelligent Peformance? Can Porsche make a luxury car that gets 70 miles per gallon? When will the Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid [...]

Mazda’s Robert Davis on the 2014 Mazda Mazda6 on Driving the Nation

California is a critical state for Mazda. Robert Davis, Senior Vice President for U.S. Operations, reminds me that they are headquartered in California, so he knows the California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions requirements all too well. "We're a smaller manufacturer, so the ability to meet the requirements they give us are a little bit [...]

Which car is more expensive over 3 years, gasoline or diesel? on Driving the Nation

Currently, about 3 percent of all light-duty passenger car sales are diesel. Twelve percent of all car take rates, as of August 2008, was diesel. Fast forward to August 2012 and 30% of all car take rates were diesel. In the video, Bernd Boisten explains take rate “ if a vehicle is offered as a [...]

By |2018-07-02T16:05:30-07:00February 18th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Bosch, Diesel, Video,|Tags: |0 Comments