Driving the Nation reports on the leading global automotive suppliers and Global Automotive Components. The term “megasupplier” applies to the top 20 auto suppliers.

Bosch drives electrification and autonomous electromobility

Maria-Belen Aranda Colas, Bosch's senior manager of advanced engineering-future driver assistance, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about electromobility. The future of mobility is electric and autonomous driving. Electromobility is an infrastructure of sensors, lidars, batteries, and radars. Combined with the most technologically advanced vehicles electromobility is projected to be [...]

From Russia with love – dandelions to Continental taraxagum tires

Why would a company name a brand new 2016 tire a name that sounds like it comes from a dinosaur? I did some digging on the internet and found out, through Wikipedia, that "Taraxacum kok-saghyz (TKS) was cultivated on a large scale in the Soviet Union between 1931 and 1950, as well as [...]

Continental’s Black Chili Honda Civic Type R

Honda has already given approval for its all-new Honda Civic Type R that has achieved a new lap record on the famous “Nurburgring Nordschleife". The tire is known as the Black Chili. Nikolai Setzer, Continental AG executive board member for tires, talked to journalists at the Frankfurt auto show about the SportContact 6 that was [...]

Continental and the 48V mild hybrid, autonomous cars, and tires

September 16, 2015 - “We systematically work towards three fundamental goals: zero accidents, interconnected and intelligent vehicles with accordingly more comfort and convenience and clean air.” - Continental Aktiengesellschaft's Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Elmar Degenhart, Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) At the 2015 Frankfurt motor show (IAA) Continental Aktiengesellschaft's Chairman [...]

Bosch’s contributions to the Porsche 918 Spyder

Bosch's engineer, Konrad Korn, takes us out for a spin in Bosch's ABS in the Porsche 918 Spyder. Korn talks about the anti-locking braking system, the hybrid functionality of a sports car that can get 887 horsepower on a mere 3.1 liters of petrol per 100 kilometers. The plug-in hybrid and the power electronics work [...]

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Robots of the future are here on the John Batchelor radio show

Robots of the future How close is the future? Autonomous vehicles are getting closer and closer to reality. We are moving away from the recognizable ordinary to a car that lets you superimpose your desires of freedom and adventure. John Batchelor, the host of the John Batchelor radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, [...]

Telsa Model S EV and autonomous by Bosch

A Naked Tesla in the wild Bosch stripped a Tesla Model S electric vehicle, brought in fifteen sensors, and lidar to create the first Model S P85 electric self-driving vehicle. We drove it last week in Boxberg, Germany. We got to see the future, and the future is not that far away. There is an [...]

MEMS; the future of autonomous vehicles

If you owned a 1979 vehicle, you were one of the first people to drive with a MEMS in their car. Today there are discussions on how many MEMS should be in cars. Bosch says there are about fifty. What is a MEMS? Remember the BBC television show Keeping up Appearances? Part of the sitcom's [...]

Bosch’s Billions mobility and connectivity

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Mike Mansuetti, President Bosch North America talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about acquisitions and new products Bosch brought out in 2015 at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). From Bosch: The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. Its operations are divided into [...]

Tom Gebhardt, President Panasonic Automotive at CES on Driving the Nation

Tom Gebhardt, President at Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Gebhardt talked about Ford Sync3 and why Ford went with Panasonic Auto instead of Microsoft, it's previous partner. Panasonic also partnered with Tesla in creating the super giga-factory [...]