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Connectivity Mobility disruptive technology

Listen to the John Batchelor radio show The descriptive words from the 66th IAA Frankfurt International Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) motor show were connectivity, mobility, and disruptive technology. As discussed on the John Batchelor radio show, connectivity can be seen in the app WAZE and will be further enhanced when we get to car-to-car technology [...]

2016 BMW 7-Series, John Batchelor radio show with BMW’s Ian Robertson

Host John Batchelor welcomed Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, to his radio show to talk about the 2016 BMW 7-Series. We drove the BMW 7-Series on the Monticello race track, on the roads around the track and through an autocross. 2016 [...]

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GM sued for recalls Russian sanctions

How long has General Motors known there was an issue with the ignition switch? Can the new GM be sued for the recalls? Will sanctions against Russia hurt car companies? Was there a cover-up on May 15, 2009, when, according to the New York Times, "data in the black boxes of Chevrolet Cobalts confirmed a [...]

GM CEO no crappy cars Porsche cars on fire

Barra badmouthing General Motors cars Before becoming CEO Mary Barra made the statement that General Motors would no longer make crappy cars. The planet registered a loss of oxygen as Auto industry insiders gasped at the thought that an executive would bad-mouth their own product. Apparently, that was only the first coming of Barra and [...]

Tesla, the demise of the car dealer, GM recall – where was NHTSA?

An about-face or slap in the face In an about-face, and what Elon Musk would describe as a slap in the face, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie changed his mind about how a consumer can purchase a car in New Jersey. Christie, according to a press release from Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, decided not to [...]

Will Mark Reuss stay with General Motors?

Mary Barra CEO, Will Mark Reuss stay at GM? The times they are a-changing, A day after the U.S. government sold the last of it's General Motors stock the news came out that, effective January 14, 2013, Dan Akerson is stepping down as CEO and Mary Barra is stepping up. In my first article about [...]

Tesla stocks tumble after fire – how will the Shutdown affect auto sales?

Tesla stocks tumble after fire John Batchelor, the host of the John Batchelor radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about Tesla stocks tumbling after a fire and how will the Shutdown affect auto sales? First, let me say that I hope everyone involved in the accident in Seattle, WA is okay. The [...]

Tesla; oops, I did it again! Another over-exaggeration

Tesla over exaggerating John Batchelor, the host of the John Batchelor radio show, talks to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about Tesla's non-existent, over-exaggerated 5.4-star rating and selling in China. According to Reuters, Zhan Baosheng, the businessman in the southern China province of Guangdong, owns the "Tesla" trademark in China, according to his agent who [...]

Sub-prime financing ~ Is Tesla the new Volvo?

Sub-prime financing is back! Is Tesla the new Volvo? on the John Batchelor radio show What car company do you think of when you hear safety? To many of us, it is Volvo. To the new generation, it is Tesla. Ford Motor Company bought Volvo for its technological breakthroughs in safety, including rollover resistance in [...]

SAAR for auto sales eclipse all projections

sales over 16 million were in 2007 The last time the auto industry had sales of over 16 million was in 2007. If sales keep up 2013 could come close to that number! June sales are out and according to Automotive News, the SAAR busted all analyst projections and came in at 15.98 million units [...]