Plug-in hybrids Chrysler Ford Mitsubishi

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:24+00:00 November 13th, 2016|Categories: #carchat, Chrysler, Ford, Mitsubishi, Warren Brown,|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and friends, This is not the first time I have felt this way, but this is the first time I need to tell you. I really enjoy this chat and look forward to it each week. Whatever I am doing during the week I think about whether I should mention it to [...]

Magna’s Trailer Reverse Guidance on Ford Super Duty

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:24+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: #Magna, Ford, North American Car Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Technology|Tags: , , , |

Akinyele Ikuseru, Magna's system engineer shows off the 2017 Ford Super Duty with Trailer Reverse Guidance System. You can see the trailer through the NAV system as well as the trajectory of the trailer as the steering wheel is turned. The system is supported by Magna's multi-patented EYERIS driver-assistance technology developed jointly by [...]

Is auto leasing the new car sharing?

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:37+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, car buying tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Car companies talk about car-sharing as a new experience, but consumers have already started the process, just in the form of automobile leasing. Leasing vehicles have been on the rise, and Experian analyst group says that there is a strong resurgence in leasing, versus owning. Anecdotally, some of this has to do with people not [...]

Clean air CES Washington Post carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:43+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Categories: #carchat, Automobiles and Energy, CES 2016, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Technology, Warren Brown,|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Ford opens Research lab in Silicon Valley CA

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:00+00:00 January 23rd, 2015|Categories: #youtube, Automobiles and Energy, Ford, Technology, Video|Tags: , , , |

"We don't have all the answers, because we don't even know all the questions" Venkatesh Prasad, group and senior technical leader, Vehicle Design and Infotronics, Ford Research and Innovation “At Ford, we view ourselves as both a mobility and an auto company, as we drive innovation in every part of our business,” said [...]

Ford, General Motors, who’s the Genius?

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:58+00:00 December 7th, 2012|Categories: Audi, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Cadillac, Car accessories, Chrysler, Driving tips, Ford, GM, Podcasts, Radio, Technology, Tesla Motors, The John Batchelor show|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, talked to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show about infotainment systems. Most people don't think about the operating system they use in a car. When people open their laptop, they know they are working on a MAC or Microsoft operating system. When they click on a browser [...]

Ford and Hyundai may take your breath away, says Strategic Vision

By | 2015-11-01T15:29:19+00:00 January 25th, 2011|Categories: Auto industry news, Buick, Ford, Hyundai, Manufacturers|Tags: , , , |

2011 Hyundai Sonatas highest Total Value score in the history of the study”and that is in all of the segments, luxury included. “When the data came back on the 2011 Hyundai Sonata, it was so impressive it prompted us to re-examine the data several times to be certain,” says Strategic Vision President Alexander Edwards. “The [...]

2008 Ford Escape Mercury Mariner

By | 2017-03-22T08:07:02+00:00 July 16th, 2007|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Ford, Fossil fuels, Fuel economy, Gasoline (petrol), Hybrids, Vehicle walk arounds, Video,|Tags: , , , , , |

Eric Loeffler, chief engineer for Ford Motor Co., talks about the all new 2008 Ford Escape Mercury Mariner. Many new features make up the 08 model, such as; all new sheet metal exterior, power steering, and ice blue dash lighting. Fuel economy has also gone up, with help from a more aerodynamic design, [...]

US DOE & CAR Battery Research

By | 2017-03-22T08:08:10+00:00 August 6th, 2005|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Plugin-electric vehicles, Podcasts, Technology, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , , |

U.S. CAR AND U.S. DOE TO INVEST UP TO $195 MILLION IN LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS AND BATTERIES RESEARCH Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation and DaimlerChrysler Corporation, as members of the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR), today signed cooperative research agreements with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support continued research and development [...]