Cadillac is a division of the American automobile manufacturer General Motors that designs and builds luxury vehicles.

The designers of the Cadillac ATS

Interior Design Manager for Cadillac Phil Kucera, Cadillac Interior designer, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about designing the Cadillac ATS. What does it mean to Boniface and to win the North American Car of the Year for the Cadillac ATS? What one thing inside, and outside, according to the designers, made the ATS [...]

The New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) on the John Batchelor radio show

If the pre-shows are indicative of what the show itself is going to be like, the New York auto show is going to be about luxury and fuel efficiency. The luxury groups are not going to die, as some had prophesized. What other place, but New York, to main line luxury into the hearts and [...]

GM’s Ed Welburn, on the Cadillac ELR

Cadillac ELR concept electric vehicle Edward T. Welburn, General Motors' Vice President of Global Design, oversees the design development of all of General Motor's vehicles in production or concept. Welburn talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the newest Eyes on Design award, the Cadillac ELR. What are some of the refinements that Cadillac [...]

Bosch’s multimedia system and the Cadillac CUE on Driving the Nation

Infotainment systems can make or break a car deal. The human interface has to be intuitive. The Cadillac CUE utilizes Bosch's system. Can you use voice recognition while driving? Does the system recognize if there is a person in the passenger seat? Bosch's Thomas Reese, Mark Peters, Juergen Peters go through four key technologies in [...]

Cadillac and Tesla on the John Batchelor radio show

2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) LouAnn Hammond, the CEO, www.DrivingtheNation.com, talks to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, about the Detroit Auto Show. Begrudgingly, Batchelor goes through the trophies that Cadillac won at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Cadillac won two major design awards, one for a [...]

Ford, General Motors, who’s the Genius?

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, talked to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show about infotainment systems. Most people don't think about the operating system they use in a car. When people open their laptop, they know they are working on a MAC or Microsoft operating system. When they click on a browser [...]

2013 Cadillac ATS suspension and brakes on Driving the Nation

2013 Cadillac ATS Ken L. Kelzer is the global vehicle chief engineer for rear-wheel drive and performance cars, so it's only right that Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, sat down with Kelzer to talk about the performance of the 2013 Cadillac ATS. Kelzer talks about the all-new, lightweight, rear-wheel-drive architecture that is one of the [...]

The skeleton of the 2013 Cadillac ATS

2013 Cadillac ATS Larry Craig, Cadillac global program engineering manager, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the steel and aluminum infrastructure of the Cadillac ATS. Rivets and special adhesives were used to join aluminum and steel in the Cadillac ATS. But there holes bored in the middle of the steel infrastructure. Why, and [...]

Designing the ATS with Cadillac’s Phillip Kucera

Interior Design Manager for Cadillac, Phil Kucera talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about leading a team of Creative Designers through the ATS design development, starting from early design development sketch to the completion of the final production models. Kucera has been a designer for General Motors for 17 years. How has designed changed [...]

Don Butler, Cadillac marketing, on the 2013 Cadillac ATS

Don Butler is the Vice President of global marketing for Cadillac. Butler wanted to be introduced as the VP of Cadillac marketing. I put the global part in because Cadillac is going global and Butler is the man doing the job. Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, met up with Butler at the Atlanta Motorsports Park, [...]