January 23, 2015 Washington Post Real Wheels

largest automotive research labs in Silicon Valley Good Morning Warren and friends I miss seeing all of you at the Washington auto show this week. Have you seen Warren? Instead, I was at the opening of Ford's new Research lab in Palo Alto, CA. Ford is partnering with companies and colleges, not google, to help [...]

Dieter Zetsche, 1968 Vienna Convention and autonomous cars

1968 Vienna Convention Almost all of the European member countries (with the exception of Spain and the United Kingdom) signed and ratified the Convention on Road Traffic, also known as the 1968 Vienna Convention. The verbiage in the Convention uses words such as carriageway and has the most basic definition of what constitutes a car. [...]

Ford opens Research lab in Silicon Valley CA

Ford Research and Innovation "We don't have all the answers, because we don't even know all the questions" Venkatesh Prasad, group and senior technical leader, Vehicle Design and Infotronics, Ford Research and Innovation “At Ford, we view ourselves as both a mobility and an auto company, as we drive innovation in every part of our [...]

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January 16, 2015 Washington Post Real Wheels

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Good Morning Warren and friends Warren and I were in Detroit most of this week at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The winners of the car and truck of the year (NACTOY) were the Ford F-150 and your hometown favorite, The Volkswagen Golf series. It was nice [...]

Continental AG AMOLED Technology Integration

Alexander Klotz, Continental AG Interior Electronics solutions talked to Driving the Nation about AMOLED Technology Integration. AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) is a display technology that Continental is developing for use in the automobile instrument panels. In a private viewing during the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Klotz explained why the LED makes a [...]

Save Half the Planet, or Lose It All on Driving the Nation

By Stephen Leahy MÉRIDA, Mexico, Nov 17 2009 (IPS) - At least half the planet must be protected if humanity is to survive the next century, declared conservationists at the conclusion of 9th World Wilderness Congress on Friday, Nov. 13. “That is what the science said, this is what many aboriginal people say,” [...]

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Chairman of Robert Bosch LLC, Dr. Werner Struth, at 2015 CES on Driving the Nation

Dr. Werner Struth, Chairman of Robert Bosch LLC, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Sensors, Software and service located regionally, or virtually was the topic of discussion for Robert Bosch at the CES show in Las Vegas, NV this year, "Every Bosch product that [...]

Sergio Marchionne, CEO Fiat Chrysler Automobiles at NAIAS on Driving the Nation

Sergio Marchionne, CEO Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, talked to the broadcast media that attended the 2015 FCA North American International Auto Show media scrum. Marchionne talks about FCA's marketshare. I asked him if the car business stayed steady at 17 million vehicles sales annually how long could FCA continue its monthly sales increase? Currently, FCA has [...]

2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year

North American International Auto Show Detroit, MI, Monday, January 12 - The three finalists for the 2015 North American Car of the Year are the Ford Mustang, Hyundai Genesis, and Volkswagen Golf. The three finalists for the 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year are the Chevrolet Colorado, Ford F-150, and Lincoln MKC. AND the [...]

Land Rover drawing lines in the sand before NAIAS on Driving the Nation

Some people draw lines in the sand, but Land Rover draws vehicles in the sand. In 1947 Maurice Wilks and his brother Spencer drew what they imagined the first-ever Land Rover in the sands of the red wharf bay. Here is a video of a Land Rover being drawn in the sand. From Land Rover's [...]