Zoox – a new car design for autonomous vehicles

Zoox at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show There was no car to drive from Zoox at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show, but Tim Kentley-Klay, founder, CEO and visionary of Zoox told Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, that the human driver is the biggest danger in autonomous vehicles. Kentley-Klay has met with [...]

Victor Muller, The NEW Mr. Saab

It was a long day at the Los Angeles auto show. I had been interviewing executives and designers from 8 am. It is now 4 pm. I ran from the Mercedes stand to the Saab stand, late again. I had never met the new CEO of Saab, Victor Muller and was told he was running [...]

Live from the 2010 LA auto show with Kudlow and Batchelor

John Batchelor radio show CNBC's Larry Kudlow and John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, talked to me about the pre Los Angeles auto show parties and the General Motors IPO. Kudlow asked about the Volt, and of course the tax credit. The first event I went to was a Ford Ecoboost with [...]

Carlos Ghosn, Nissan, on batteries & billions

Carlos Ghosn is the chief executive of Renault-Nissan. Ghosn was the keynote speaker at the 2008 Los Angeles auto show. Ghosn was asked a question about batteries: what would happen to the batteries when the consumer needed a replacement? He answered that and why auto manufacturers need billions of dollars to help with the transition.

Carlos Ghosn, Nissan, on marriage and mergers

Carlos Ghosn is the chief executive of Renault-Nissan. Ghosn was the keynote speaker at the 2008 Los Angeles auto show. Ghosn answered a question about the merger/alliance that didn't happen with General Motors. He brought the answer around to today's issues of liquidity in the marketplace.

“Green” GM, Bob Lutz, at the 2007 Los Angeles auto show on Driving the Nation

Bob Lutz, General Motor's chief of global product development talks to us at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show about Chevy's strategy for claiming the highest fuel economy in every segment that Chevy has a car in.

Jim McDowell, MINI chief USA

Jim McDowell, MINI chief USA, introduces the MINI Clubman, ("The other MINI") at the 2007 Los Angeles auto show The 2008 MINI Clubman, an all-new addition to the MINI model line, is featured at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto show. With a little more room in the back and an innovative door configuration, the eagerly [...]

Spyker D12 Peking to Paris concept

2006 Los Angeles Auto Show Spyker D12 Peking to Paris concept at the 2006 LA auto show. The Spyker D12 Peking to Paris is a prototype, it was a concept last year. But after Governor Schwarzenegger made a speech about alternative energy he walked the auto show floor and spent about 10 minutes talking to [...]