Brands that know their customers at Geneva Motor Show

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Aston Martin, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Ferrari, Italy, Jaguar, Land Rover, Luxury vehicles, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The 87th Geneva International Motor Show is in full swing. As is usual, Geneva brings out the beautiful supercars and the most lavish parties. Behind all the glitz and glamor are car companies with world premieres designed to intrigue and attract the new customers for 2017. I asked Ian Beavis, Chief Strategy Officer for Foote, [...]

2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) Mercedes-Benz

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:46+00:00 November 12th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Car shows, Frankfurt Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz|Tags: , , |

We’re one week away from the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS), the beginning of the auto shows in the United States. Here’s a last look at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) Mercedes-Benz. What can we expect Mercedes-Benz to show next week at the LA Auto show? You’ll have to wait, but [...]

Concept cars you won’t see on the road on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:55+00:00 April 24th, 2015|Categories: #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, Chevy, Concept Car of the Year, Concept cars, Featured, Infiniti, Lexus, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Scion, Technology, Toyota, Travel & Leisure, Volkswagen|Tags: |

There are different types of concept cars; cars that you will never see on the road and production concept cars, cars that are close to production. The cars below are this year's concept cars shown throughout the year at different auto shows. Audi Prologue - Headlights that shine as though infused with an [...]

Dieter Zetsche, 1968 Vienna Convention and autonomous cars

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:00+00:00 January 27th, 2015|Categories: #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, #youtube, Automobiles and Energy, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Europe, Mercedes-Benz, Video|Tags: , , , |

Almost all of the European member countries (with the exception of Spain and the United Kingdom) signed and ratified the Convention on Road Traffic, also known as the 1968 Vienna Convention. The verbiage in the Convention uses words such as carriageway, and has the most basic definition of what constitutes a car. Article [...]

The 2014 Women’s World Car of the Year is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class on Driving the Nation

By | 2016-09-25T18:50:09+00:00 December 1st, 2014|Categories: #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, #unitedstates, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, Featured, Honda, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Newsletter, Tesla Motors, Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY)|

Women journalists from fifteen different countries voted and the results are in! 2014 Women's World Car of the Year is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class The top three cars overall were the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and Tesla Model S, respectively. There were ten different criteria which remained the same in each of the six [...]

Branden T. Coté on the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:20+00:00 May 20th, 2014|Categories: 2014 New York International Auto Show, Automobiles and Energy,, Featured, lou ann hammond, Luxury vehicles, Mercedes-Benz, Newsletter, Technology, Video,|

Branden T. Coté, Head of AMG, U.S.A., talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the beautiful S63 AMG 5.5-Liter 577 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque V-8 biturbo engine. rear-biased all- wheel drive (known as 4MATIC) Coupe. Boasting a A 0-to-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds means you barely get time to [...]

2013 Shanghai auto show floor scenes

By | 2016-09-25T20:32:14+00:00 May 18th, 2013|Categories: 2013 Shanghai auto show, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), Buick, BYD, Cadillac, Car shows, Chevy, Continental AG, Featured, Infiniti, Kia, Manufacturers, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Newsletter, Opel, Peugeot (PSA), Suppliers, Technology, Video, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Shanghai, China - Scenes from the 2013 Shanghai auto show includes the women, the characters, the police and the cars. Watch the video to see BMW, BYD, Peugeot, Renault, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, Geely, Opel, Mazda, Smart, Brabus, Citroen, Luxgen, JAC, Infiniti, Volvo, Continental, Buick, Kia, Chevy and Jeep on the floor of the Shanghai auto [...]

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

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:48+00:00 May 7th, 2013|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Audi, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Featured, Green cars, Manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz, Newsletter, Podcasts, Radio, Technology, Tesla Motors, The John Batchelor show, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, 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 [...]

Autoliv saves animals and accidents on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:57+00:00 December 23rd, 2012|Categories: 2012 Los Angeles auto show, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, Driving tips,, lou ann hammond, Mercedes-Benz, Safety, Technology, Video,|

Los Angeles, CA - Stuart Klapper, Managing Director for Autoliv Night Vision, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about Autoliv's newest technology. Headquartered in Sweden, Autoliv is the largest safety supplier in the world. In 2013 Autoliv will introduce a Night Vision system that detects humans and animals uses infrared technology (far-infrared camera)and processes [...]

2013 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) nominees

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:08+00:00 July 10th, 2012|Categories: 2013 North American International Automobile Show (NAIAS), Audi, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Cadillac, Chevy, Dodge, electric vehicles (EV), Featured, Ford, Honda, Hybrids, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Newsletter, Nissan, North American Car Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Porsche, Scion, Subaru, Tesla Motors, Toyota|

It's that time of the year again, time to whittle down the long list of new cars and trucks to decide which one is crowned car and truck/utility of the year award for 2013. The list below is referred to as the long list. For the most part, all new cars and trucks make it [...]