Mitt Romney tours the 2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)

Politics and Presidential Candidates It was 2008, and drivingthenation.com was following the Presidential candidates around the Cobo Arena. All the Republican candidates were there, John McCain with his sidekick, Joe Leiberman, Mike Huckabee, and Mitt Romney with his wife Ann, son Tagg and his wife Jen, at the 2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) [...]

From Los Alamos to GM’s fuel cells

General Motor's fuel cell engineering team is led by Dr. J. Byron McCormick, currently executive director, GM Fuel Cell Activities. McCormick took time to talk to me at the 2008 Detroit auto show. Listen as Dr. M takes us back to his days when he worked at Los Alamos.  

Vic Doolan on the environment

Former BMW and Volvo executive, Vic Doolan, is now Fiskers director of retail development, and a director of Blue Fire Ethanol Inc., a cellulosic ethanol group that will build a plant on a landfill and produce ethanol from garbage. Doolan talks about the environment, the changes in the environment and the changes in his own [...]

Nissan Forum concept

From Nissan's press release: A Suite of Technological Innovations. Nissan North Americas advanced minivan design study, the Nissan FORUM Concept, offers an array of innovative family communications systems “ including an advanced Bose Media System with proximity sensor-based information controller, a one-button audio muting system, 2nd and 3rd row monitoring cameras, and individual seat-mounted speakers [...]

Bob Nardelli, CEO, Chrysler on Canada

Is Chrysler making money in Canada? Will the big incentives continue? How competitive does Nardelli see Chrysler's labor front? Which types of vehicles are best suited for Canada's marketplace? How has the rise in the Canadian currency changed the game for Chrysler?

Jaime Ardila, President, General Motors do Brasil

2008 North American International Auto show (NAIAS) Jaime Ardila, President, Mercosur Operations, General Motors do Brasil, & former CFO for GM Latin America, Africa, and Middle East (LAAM) talked to Lou Ann Hammond at the 2008 North American International Auto show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI. Ardila talked about 1997 and 2007, the two years that [...]

Jim Press talks about Chrysler going green

This is part of a 30 minute interview with Jim Press, Chairman and Vice President of Chrysler. General Motors, Daimler & BMW had a working relationship, even sharing engineers, to create the two-mode hybrid. Since the break-up of Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler who gets to use the two-mode hybrid and what happened to the engineers? Where [...]

Jim Press on the state of Chrysler

This is part of a 30 minute interview with Jim Press, Chairman and Vice President of Chrysler.  Press talked about which products Chrysler would be getting rid of and whether he thought Chrysler would be gaining or losing share next year.

Bob Nardelli, CEO, Chrysler and Cerberus on Driving the Nation

This is part of a 30-minute interview with Bob Nardelli, CEO, Chrysler Corporation. Nardelli talks about being part of Chrysler/Cerberus and whether he will continue to be CEO of Chrysler. Nardelli also talks about his relationship with Jim Press and Tom LaSorda.

Mike Yamashita, Executive Vice President, Nissan

Mike Yamashita, Executive Vice President, Nissan, talked to Lou Ann Hammond at the 2008 Detroit auto show. Yamashita talked about Japanese standards of recyclability and the requirements set forth by the government and the Japanese manufacturers. Nissan has an agreement with Chrysler to make small cars for them to be sold in South America. They [...]