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Continental is a global business Made in USA

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

C3 Connected Infiniti Kia carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:25+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, Infiniti, Kia, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, We drove the Infiniti QX 60 all week. Another great 3-row CUV that starts around $43,000 comes in AWD. The V-6 EPA fuel economy is stated at 20 city / 27 highway. Fun week for me! Stretch and I went to San Francisco to the C3 Connected Summit. [...]

Sculpted Steel: local art and auto shows

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:34+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Car shows, Charities, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:35+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Categories: #recalls, Automobiles and Energy, Safety, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

"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 [...]

remote key fob system wins PACE award

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:35+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Categories: Acura, Automobiles and Energy, Continental AG, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A remote key fob is akin to the remote for your television set; believe it or not, there are people that still get up to change the channel on their television, and there are still people that use a key to open their car door. There are also people that have remote key fobs that [...]

America’s best Auto employers for 2016

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:37+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Categories: #unitedstates, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Continental AG, Ford, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every year Forbes comes out with the Top 500 America's best employers. Eighteen of those 500 companies were car companies, or auto suppliers. In order of their ranking in 2016 here is the list; Every year Forbes comes out with the Top 500 America's best employers. Eighteen of those 500 companies were car companies or [...]

Questions about autonomous driving from drivers

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:40+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Categories: #carchat, Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, Continental AG, Technology, Travel, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Last week on the Washingtonpost.com carchat a chatter sent an intriguing comment, "A long time ago, I remember an old car ad series (Mercedes? BMW? Doesn't matter). The ad featured a picture of somebody posing proudly with their car, with the tagline, "Nobody poses for pictures with their toaster." (Or something like that.) As the [...]

Are diesel cars dying in the United States?

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:41+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Diesel, Technology, Travel, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:42+00:00 January 16th, 2016|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Radio, Technology, The John Batchelor show, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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.