Lou-Ann-Hammond

About Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.

Audi Electrification CAS2020 Cody Thacker

The future of electrification Cody Thacker, head of the electrification unit for Audi of America, was the keynote speaker at the Economic Club of Chicago (ECC) Luncheon during the Media Preview of the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. Thacker noted that in 2001 there was not a market for electric vehicles, “It took five [...]

Ford GT CAS2020 660hp $750k Liquid Carbon

2020 Ford GT at CAS 2020 * The Ford GT is improved for 2020 with increased horsepower and upgraded engine cooling * Titanium exhaust from Akrapovic is now standard for Ford GT; system brings performance exhaust expert’s signature craftsmanship with the deeply resonant, unmistakable sound * Two new unique appearance options: Liquid Carbon features GT’s [...]

Mercedes-Benz CAS2020 Metris Pop-up Van

Mercedes-Benz Weekender Pop-up Mercedes-Benz Vans Unveils its First Pop Up Camper for the U.S. Market with seating for five and sleeping for four; the Mercedes-Benz Weekender is more than just a daily driver. Today, Mercedes-Benz announced its first new modern, practical pop up camper van for the U.S. market. Harkening back to the glory days [...]

Toyota CAS2020 Highlander XSE and Nightshades

2021 Special Editions roll into the Chicago Auto Show * First-Ever Highlander XSE Debuts with Bolder Style and Sporty Handling * Trail Special Edition Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner Offer Greater Outdoors Versatility * Tacoma, Tundra and Sequoia Go Dark with Nightshade Special Editions On the eve of the Chicago Auto Show (CAS), Toyota has debuted [...]

Nissan CAS2020 – 1,000,000 reasons why

2020 Nissan Frontier At a media reception on the eve of the Chicago Auto Show CAS 2020, Nissan revealed the 2020 Frontier which features an all-new, powerful 3.8-liter direct-injection V6 engine and all-new 9-speed automatic transmission – both of which will be key elements in the next-generation, all-new Frontier coming soon. The 2020 Frontier, which [...]

Lunewave the Mother of all Deathstars

Homage to Mom Remember when your mother told you she had eyes in the back of her head and she could see what you were doing all the time? Lunewave believed her and created a radar in homage to her. The radar on the top of the vehicle is like a rotating human eye, collecting [...]

By |2020-03-28T18:31:38-07:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Technology|Comments Off on Lunewave the Mother of all Deathstars

Vulog CES 2020 carsharing

At CES 2020, Vulog is transforming mobility through software technology, one car-sharing vehicle at a time globally. 1-1000, 2-2000 Every two seconds, someone starts a vehicle sharing trip powered by Vulog’s technology. Over thirty companies are using Vulog’s software to allow a person to rent a car from any place for a one-way trip or [...]

By |2020-03-28T15:02:31-07:00January 27th, 2020|Categories: Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Technology|0 Comments

How can I protect my connected cars from hackers?

A couple of years ago, a website called 2025ad was set up as a repository for everything that would bring autonomous driving to the 2025 goal. That goal has been pushed back to make room to create solutions for the challenges that have reared their ugly head. The snake in the room is cybersecurity. [...]

By |2020-03-28T15:03:55-07:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Autonomous vehicles, Connectivity, Consumer Electronics Show (CES)|0 Comments