Climate change VW, CARB and Senator Pavley

John Batchelor, host of the Batchelor radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the climate change in Paris (COP21), France starting November 30, 2015. Last week at the Los Angeles auto show Lou Ann Hammond talked to Senator Fran Pavley D-CA. Does Pavley think SB-32 will pass the [...]

Los Angeles and Frankfurt auto show car chat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Next week is the Los Angeles auto show. If you want me to ask any questions or take pictures of certain cars let me know. I have put up some pictures I took from the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show of MINI, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, BMW, Audi and other pictures on www.drivingthenation.com [...]

Continental and Cisco, bridging borders

Continental and Cisco, bridging borders Zach Bolton, a Continental system engineer, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about Continental AG's data channel aggregation What is Data channel aggregation? Bolton talks about the collaboration between Continental and Cisco Corporation. The collaboration allows people in-car access to more data links to the overall wifi [...]

November 21, 2014 Washington Post car chat

Henry Ford III and Aaron Shelby Good Morning Warren and friends What a great auto show in Los Angeles this week. For any of you that are into performance, racing, and muscle cars I got to see the unveiling of the new Shelby GT350 and to meet Henry Ford III and Aaron Shelby. Are you [...]

Highlights of 2014 Los Angeles auto show (LAAS)

2014 Los Angeles auto show John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the highlights of the 2014 Los Angeles auto show. We highlight four different countries through the car companies; The first is from Germany with the Volkswagen AG showing off Audi's Prologue [...]

Landrover’s Finbar McFall

2013 Los Angeles auto show Finbar McFall is Land Rover's Vice President of Marketing in North America. At the 2013 Los Angeles auto show McFall talks about Jaguar and Landrover's increasing marketshare. What accounts for the increase in sales? Are they conquest sales from other brands? Why doe it work so well to have Jaguar [...]

Zoox – a new car design for autonomous vehicles

Zoox at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show There was no car to drive from Zoox at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show, but Tim Kentley-Klay, founder, CEO and visionary of Zoox told Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, that the human driver is the biggest danger in autonomous vehicles. Kentley-Klay has met with [...]

VW’s CEO Jonathan Browning leaves Volkswagen

Another one bites the dust Yet another executive leaves their post before the end of 2013. At the 2013 Los Angeles auto show VW's former president and CEO of Volkswagen's American Jonathan Browning talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation. While Browning is no longer with Volkswagen some of the information he gave [...]

Maserati’s CEO on marketshare and brand loyalty

2013 Los Angeles auto show At the 2013 Los Angeles auto show Mr. Harald J. Wester, Chief Executive of Maserati GB Ltd. and Chief Executive of Alfa Romeo at Fiat S.p.A, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about marketshare and brand loyalty and the new Maserati Ghibli. When we were in Shanghai [...]

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