Are diesel cars dying in the United States?

The demise of diesels In January 2016, there were 500 diesel cars sold in the United States. Volkswagen has put its 2.0-liter and 3.0-liter vehicle 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 [...]

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 [...]

January 15, 2016 Real Wheels live Washington Post car chat

Warren and I are going to be at the auto show TOGETHER Friday, Jan 22 from 12:00-1:00, at the opening of the show at the WANADA booth. The Washington Auto Show has given us some tickets to give to you! If you can go to the show on January 22, send me an email at [...]

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 [...]

Clean air CES Washington Post carchat

Good Morning Warren and friends, It's been a busy New Years for me, but before we get to that let me give you the good news. The Washington Auto Show has given us some tickets to give to you! If you can go to the show on January 22, send me an email at lou [...]

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 [...]

UAL, Smisek, DeBartolo, Foreign bribery act

FASB No. 19 In the '80s Edward John DeBartolo Jr. "Eddie" DeBartolo was a household name. DeBartolo was the owner of the San Francisco 49ers, the team of the decade with names like Joe Montana, Dwight Clark, Kenna Turner, Eric Wright, and Duane Board. DeBartolo loved his team, and they loved him. With each season [...]

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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 [...]

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