Good Morning Warren and Friends, Congratulations Chevy Bolt! NACTOY's Car of the Year to an electric car that gets 238 driving range. Another great week! The Detroit Auto show was packed with news. It was overshadowed by auto industry news (aka Trump and Volkswagen), but it's not the first autoshow that we've had to weed [...]
The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS2017) was overshadowed by President Elect Donald J. Trump's tweets. Vice President Joe Biden walked through the Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. While sitting in a Chrysler sedan, I asked Biden if could talk about electric cars. He spoke of the 25,000-mile electric charging station that he and President [...]
Continental owns fifty-five facilities in the United States, and around 25% of Continental's business is in the United States. Continental's Trade policy, according to Jeff Klei, President, North America, Continental, is that they are in the market for the market. As trade policies change, Continental will adjust. Who will take care of the regulations and [...]
BMW's Ludwig Willisch talked about BMW's manufacturing plant in Spartanburg S.C. and exporting from the United States of America to other countries. Willisch talked about the production in South Carolina. Over 400,000 vehicles are produced in the Spartanburg plant with the value of exports over $10 Billion, according to the Department of Commerce. The BMW [...]
Vice President Joe Biden is not gone yet as evidenced by his appearance at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). "The folks that are out there selling these vehicles, they're job creators too," as Biden entered the hall and headed to the Chrysler products. As the Vice President got out of the vehicle I [...]
What do you buy when you can't buy a car with 77-speakers and the windows of your car are a monitor? Buy something called kinetics add some magic called digital signal processing and waala - you've got surround sound without the cost.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra at #naias2017 scrum talked about Donald Trump's tweets and Mexico trade issues. President-elect Donald Trump named the first female CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra to a Strategic and Policy Forum, a 16-member economic and job creation advisory board. Barra said that GM will keep its small car production in [...]
Dr. Herbert Diess, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, talked to journalist after the unveil of the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Atlas R-Line. Diess was asked about the VW employees going to jail, and whether Volkswagen executives were afraid to [...]
Listen as John Batchelor and Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal, talk to Lou Ann Hammond about the Consumer Electronic Show (CES2017).
Arakawa is the Mayor of the County of Maui, State of Hawaii. He is Mayor of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kaho'olawe. He has my vote for President. Arakawa understands that getting off the dependence of foreign oil is a National Security and economic boom. The County of Maui spends $4-6 Billion a year on petroleum. [...]