Helicopter ride from Monticello Motor Club to New York City on Driving the Nation

BMW 7-Series If you're going to go exclusively, you go all the way. BMW showed off its flagship vehicle, the BMW 7-Series at the exclusive Monticello Motor Club. It would have taken hours to drive there, not that we couldn't have gone there in luxury since the new 7-Series is a long-wheel, bordering on limousine [...]

By |2020-01-02T05:30:15-08:00October 2nd, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, BMW|Tags: , , |0 Comments

UAL, Smisek, DeBartolo, Foreign bribery act

FASB No. 19 In the '80s Edward John DeBartolo Jr. "Eddie" DeBartolo was a household name. DeBartolo was the owner of the San Francisco 49ers, the team of the decade with names like Joe Montana, Dwight Clark, Kenna Turner, Eric Wright, and Duane Board. DeBartolo loved his team, and they loved him. With each season [...]

By |2020-01-20T17:41:38-08:00September 18th, 2015|Categories: Aviation and Aerospace, Technology, Travel|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Five Seasons of California on Driving the Nation

Most States have four seasons, Spring, Fall, Summer, Winter. In California, we have five seasons. The fifth season is called the fire season. Most people don't even realize it when they say it, but once the rain stops, and the grass starts turning green people start talking about California's fifth season, fire season. More acres [...]

Tesla ZEV revenue increases as hybrid sales stall, it’s not easy being green, on Driving the Nation

In Tesla's financial press release it shows the surprise, "Automotive revenue for Q3 included $31 million of powertrain sales primarily to Daimler for the Mercedes-Benz B Class Electric Drive. It also included $93 million of regulatory credit's, including $76 million of Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) credit's. ZEV credit revenue was much higher than [...]

First Flying Car with No Pilot License Required

Terrafugia in the Big Apple We've seen the Terrafugia transition at the New York auto show. Now Terrafugia is bringing out TF-X, a flying car that, according to Terrafugia, should take an average driver no more than five hours to learn how to safely operate. From Terrafugia's website Safety Operating a TF-X vehicle should be [...]

By |2020-06-02T14:51:53-07:00August 15th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Terrafugia|0 Comments

Alex Innes, Rolls-Royce bespoke designer

Alex Innes is the bespoke designer for Rolls-Royce. Innes studied automotive design under the umbrella of industrial design and came to Rolls-Royce five years ago, right out of college. It's striking that such a young man is designing a car for such a mature cultured car owner. There are products and designs that you will [...]

Tesla talks to Google, Audi puts a Vulcan grip on Mercedes with a fascinating self-parking car

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about tesla talking to Google about autonomous vehicles, and Audi's car commercial that star Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy. Google was the first autonomous vehicle to get a license to drive their autonomous vehicles in Nevada, Audi was the [...]

Public Pays for Fukushima While Nuclear Industry Profits

By Stephen Leahy UXBRIDGE, Canada, Mar 12 2013 (IPS) - Two years after Japans Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the country faces 100 to 250 billion dollars in cleanup and compensation costs, tens of thousands of displaced people and widespread impacts of radiation. The nuclear industry and it's suppliers made billions from building and operating Fukushimas [...]

Ford gives $500K to Smithsonian to spark art

Art for children the noise, vibration, harshness table It's happening all over the United States, government funds are being cut and private individuals and companies are stepping in to give financial support to the causes they believe in. In Ford Motor Companies case, today, it was children and innovation via the Smithsonian Spark! [...]

By |2020-03-11T17:46:37-07:00January 31st, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Charities, Ford|0 Comments