Magna’s Actero Air and aerodynamics

Tony Povinelli, Director of Advanced Technology and Business Development for Magna Exteriors and Interiors, talked about ACTERO an Active Aerodynamic Systems that includes active grill shutters that comprise of a louver system that blocks front-end vehicle airflow at the grille. There is a cooling module to reduce vehicle drag or optimize engine temperatures, [...]

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Magna’s Trailer Reverse Guidance on Ford Super Duty

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 [...]

C3 Connected Infiniti Kia carchat

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

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 [...]

America’s best Auto employers for 2016

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

Last week on the Washingtonpost.com car chat 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 [...]

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 [...]

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