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Sculpted Steel: local art and auto shows

As families look for places to go and events to attend for their Summer vacation, we have started compiling some local art and auto shows. These shows are small, intimate events that provide a relaxed atmosphere to languish around a rare, vintage or art deco vehicle or become part of a tour to aid in [...]

Ralph Nader, Mexico car crash results

"If corporations want to be global companies, if they like globalization then they should have global standards to protect all human life anywhere on the globe, not just where they can't get away with it, such as in the U.S." Ralph Nader, United Nations General Assembly in Washington DC If Nader had started with that [...]

Are diesel cars dying in the United States?

In January 2016, there were 500 diesel cars sold in the United States. Volkswagen has put its 2.0-liter and 3.0-liter vehicles sales on hold till they can figure out an acceptable solution to the EPA and CARB for their Generation 1 - Generation 3 and 3.0-liter emission equipped vehicles that currently do not meet emissions [...]

Evolving mobility, Detroit Auto Show, and the John Batchelor radio show

Click to hear the John Batchelor radio show The Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) is a dealer show, hosted by the Detroit Auto Dealer Association (DADA), similar to the Washington Auto Dealer Association Show that I will attend next week.   As electronics and technology have become an integral part of the car, we [...]

Mary Kissel, WSJ, and John Batchelor talk about CES2016

Mary Kissel, member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board, and John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor Radio Show, talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the Consumer Electronics Show (CES2016). We talk about Mary Barra unveiling the Chevy Bolt at CES, driving the Chevy Bolt. Continental is showing [...]

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 [...]

WJR 2015 CES challenges of autonomous vehicles

WJR radio show Frank Beckmann, WJR's host of the Frank Beckmann radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about all the new gadgets, car tech and connected cars at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and the challenges of autonomous vehicles. What a fun night Frank (with two nn-s) and I [...]

Continental’s research and development of tires

The future of tires Hannover, Germany - Continental Dr. Hagan Schoenfield, research and development of tires, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the technologies of the future. So much has been made of electrification and automated driving, but the one constant for the future is that, so far, we still need four tires [...]