Bike to school, get food for free

One of the reasons people like Pokemon Go is it gets the couch potatoes off the sofa. It was about getting some exercise. Move over Pokemon Go; there's a new app in town. My open road (MOR) works the same way most of the game apps work, you start at a level and go to [...]

Resilience through trilateral collaboration

In our modern and globally interconnected world, it is clear that no country can work towards resilience in splendid isolation. Developing resilience strategies means building reliable alliances with others, based on a profound understanding of the limits of our planet. As a supranational organization, using its right to propose European legislation, the European Commission is uniquely [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com May 4, 2012

LOU ANN HAMMOND : I am in Leipzig, Germany attending an International Transportation Forum (ITF). It is put on by the OECD, a group of 54 countries, all coming together to try to find answers to our transportation issues. One forum I attended was about global fuel economy. I interviewed Lew Fulton from the International [...]

Oil subsidies at International Transport Forum

2012 International Transportation Forum ITF Leipzig, Germany - Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com is attending the 2012 International Transportation Forum. At the 2012 International Transportation Forum (ITF) Renault's Philippe Schulz, Expert Leader Environment, Energy & Strategic Raw Materials, said, "There are countries where gasoline is around $10.00 per gallon, but there are countries that subsidize [...]

Sticker Shock: Gas Prices Rise Again

Click on Lou Anns picture to see energy expert Lou Ann Hammond discussing gas prices on NBC's KCRA in Sacramento, CA: Energy expert Lou Ann Hammond breaks down the various reasons gas prices are so high and continue to rise.

Professor Larry Burns and the ENV at the 2011 International Transport Forum (ITF) on Driving the Nation

Lawrence "Larry" Burns is a Professor at the University of Michigan. He is also the former head of research and development for General Motors. Burns was at the 2011 International Transport Forum and showed the Electric Network Vehicle (ENV). The EVN incorporates most the attributes of DARPA's urban challenge of autonomous vehicles, Googles cars and [...]

Chief Economist International Transport Forum (ITF)

2011 International Transport Forum (ITF) Kurt VAN DENDER, Chief Economist, International Transport Forum (ITF). The International Transport Forum at the OECD is an intergovernmental organization with 52 member countries. The International Transport Forum evolved from the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) in 2006. The Members of the Forum are Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, [...]

Super Buss 2011 International Transport Forum

OECD's International Transport Forum Prof. Dr. Wubbo J Ockels is a Dutch physicist and astronaut. I met up with Ockels at OECD's International Transport Forum. There he talked to me about his prototype Super Buss. The Super Buss is a high-speed electric transportation system. It is as long and wide as a bus, but not [...]

Porsche plant tour in Leipzig, Germany: Cajun to be built in Leipzig on Driving the Nation

Dajana Scheibe is our sherpa for the Leipzig Porsche tour. We meet in the lobby of what looks like a spaceship that is waiting for it's citizens before it takes off. This Leipzig, Germany plant is where all the parts of a Porsche Cayenne and Panamera come together to become a car. Almost 1,000 people [...]

Saving wasted energy at the 2011 International Transportation Forum (ITF) on Driving the Nation

I was the Hotel Radisson Blu in Berlin, Germany the other day. I put my plastic door card in the holder right inside the door as I entered the room. The lights went on and the air conditioning started. When I leave the room I don't have to look for my key, it's in the [...]

Go to Top