Waymo – What are you made of; not drivers

At the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show Waymo's CEO, John Krafcik said that Self-driving cars are getting closer and that they are looking at self-driving trucks as well. At about the same time that Google was renaming their company, Alphabet Google self-driving cars picked the name Waymo for its autonomous driving company. Waymo means What [...]

Happy Thanksgiving Washingtonpost car chat

Happy Thanksgiving Good Morning Warren and friends, It is hard to believe that next week is Thanksgiving. Just a reminder, we won't have a chat next week. Finally, Kia announced the pricing for the 2018 Stinger. 2018 Kia Stinger starts at $31,9002 2018 Kia Stinger Premium starts at $37,1002 2018 Kia Stinger GT starts at [...]

By |2020-05-25T18:32:58-07:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: #carchat, Automobiles and Energy, Washingtonpost.com|0 Comments

Scott Pruett honored at California Auto Museum

California Auto Museum Fan: I've been following you for years. Scott: Well, I've been around for years Scott Pruett is the oldest most successful race car driver on the national circuit in American sports car racing history. At 57, Pruett is currently racing as part of the International Motor Sports Association’s top series, driving No. [...]

By |2020-04-29T07:42:39-07:00November 16th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Lexus, Racing|Tags: , |0 Comments

BMW autonomous driving car technology

The ultimate autonomous driving machine When the BMW autonomous driving system, iNext launches in 2021, it will have an optional BMW autonomous Level 3 technology. Level 3 is the ability of the BMW car to tell the driver when the BMW autonomous car can drive itself. If the driver chooses to let the car take [...]

By |2020-05-19T15:12:24-07:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, electric vehicles (EV)|0 Comments

Veteran’s Day, NACTOY, Washington Post carchat

Good Morning Warren and friends, Before anything we do today let's stop and say Thank You to the Veterans. As many of you know, Stretch's Father was at Omaha Beach; his Mother was a member of Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II. My Father served in the military for twenty-eight years, serving in [...]

Shell Oil to rig – rig to race Formula 1

When I told a girlfriend I was going out on a Shell oil rig she scrunched up her face and quizzically asked why. If you ask people where they buy their gasoline, they will rattle off the name of their local gasoline station. Most people don't think about where petroleum comes from that they are [...]

By |2019-12-27T16:06:37-08:00November 9th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Ferrari, oil, Racing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Hyundai rocks SEMA and Valley of the Fire

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Ken Block unveiling his 90’s WRC Ford Escort Cossie in its Gymkhana TEN livery at the Pennzoil display Another wonderful week in the world of automobiles. I drove the 2018 Hyundai Accent in Las Vegas, NV. I can't give you my driving impressions, and the pricing hasn't been [...]