GM’s Mark Reuss on the GM Recall ignition switch replacement

Driving the Nation talks to Mark Reuss about the ignition switch recall at the 2014 New York International Auto show (NYIAS). The new switches have to be made. How is the process going? Has Delphi put a third line on yet? The repair will only take 90 minutes once the switch is in the hands [...]

General Motor’s Alan Batey at the 2014 New York auto show

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talked to General Motor's Alan Batey, President GM N.A, at the 2014 New York auto show. Batey talks about the Chevy Trax, and the rear view camera will come out as standard. The Trax will have the ability to listen to 7 different devices with the new 4GLTE [...]

RAM Brand 3.0L EcoDiesel 1500 pickup

Lou Ann Hammond, the CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to Bob Hegbloom, Director of the Ram brand at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Ram has finally come out with a diesel 1500 pickup. A 1500 diesel has been asked for years, what took so long and why does Ram call it an [...]

Boxer to Barra – that would be CEO, Senator

Barbara Boxer  to Mary Barra Lou Ann Hammond, the CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show about the GM recall. The question has come up numerous times, behind doors and in front of Congress, how much did the former Chairman and CEO of General Motors, Dan Akerson, [...]

Scott Keogh, President Audi of America, on the Audi A3

San Mateo, CA - Scott Keogh, President Audi of America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the Audi A3. Audi of America had to go to Audi AG to get permission to produce an A3 sedan. With Volkswagen sedans not selling well in America how hard was it for Audi of [...]

GM CEO no crappy cars Porsche cars on fire

Barra badmouthing General Motors cars Before becoming CEO Mary Barra made the statement that General Motors would no longer make crappy cars. The planet registered a loss of oxygen as Auto industry insiders gasped at the thought that an executive would bad-mouth their own product. Apparently, that was only the first coming of Barra and [...]

Will there be a Cadillac ELR-V? Let’s ask Mark Reuss

Will there be a Cadillac ELR-V? Let's ask Mark Reuss, General Motor's Executive VP of Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain. There is magnetic ride control on the Chevy Corvette, Cadillac CTS and the new Chevy pickups. Why not the Cadillac ELR and will it happen?

Mark Reuss, on GM-Europe and Asia product on Driving the Nation

Mark Reuss is the Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain. Reuss talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) about dropping the Chevrolet brand in Europe. Chevy has made traction in Europe, so what happens when a European wants a [...]

Here and Now; Nokia and Continental AG

2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Dr. Elmar Degenhart is the Chief Executive Officer of Continental AG and has been its Chairman of the Executive Board since August 12, 2009. Degenhart talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) about Continental partnership with Nokia's [...]

President of Infiniti Motors, Johan de Nysschen

Johan de Nysschen is the global boss of Infiniti, based in Hong Kong. de Nysschen talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the change in structure, innovation and future technology inside Infiniti's concept cars. Nissan's CEO, Carlos Ghosn, hired de Nysschen, primarily because of his success as Audi's U.S. boss. de Nysschen, [...]