More recalls, a fine, and a consent order for General Motors

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:20+00:00 May 5th, 2014|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, GM, National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), Radio|Tags: , , , , |

The best piece I have seen on the GM Recall has been done by CNBC's Phil Lebeau, entitled, Failure to Recall: Investigating GM. The episode goes through the process of the ignition switch, the lives lost and how quickly they are fixing the problem. GM has said it will take until at least October, 2014 [...]

Google’s Chris Urmson Robo Business Symposium

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:37+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), Technology|Tags: , , , , |

San Jose, CA - Chris Urmson leads Google's self-driving car program and is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Urmson was a keynote speaker at the 2013 Robo Business Symposium. Urmson talked about how Google's self-driving vehicles hold the promise of saving lives and reshaping our relationship with the automobile. Urmson said when he [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on September 27, 2013

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:39+00:00 September 30th, 2013|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, car buying tips, Driving tips, National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA)|

Good morning Warren and Friends Any of you who read this chat know that whenever you ask about what I would require on a car it would be a back-up camera with sensors. The camera is great, but the sensors alert you that something/someone is behind you that you didn't see. I really believe the [...]

Vehicles with back-up cameras and/or sensors as standard on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:39+00:00 September 27th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Driving tips, National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), Politics, Technology|

Congress ordered the back-up camera mandated by 2011, but the administration has repeatedly delayed and has now postponed the rule until 2015. This could have been Secretary LaHood's claim to fame, but he postponed it again and again. According to, "By DOT's own estimates, it's delay past the statutory deadline has so far allowed [...]