Bridgestone airless tire mobility at CES2020

Bridgestone, the world’s largest tire and rubber company, announced its first-ever appearance at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV... As part of its interactive showcase, the company will spotlight many mobility solutions that enable an autonomous future with a focus on extended mobility, improved safety, and increased efficiency. Some of the [...]

By |2020-03-28T19:54:44-07:00December 25th, 2019|Categories: Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Tires|Tags: , |0 Comments

Tires Made From Soybeans and Dandelions CES2019

What are tires made of? Continental AG received the CES 2019 Innovation Award for its intelligent door system in the Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology category. Continental has been at the forefront of technology for ADAS, connected cars, but most importantly, tires. Run-Flat Tires When run-flat tires first came out a few years ago, many [...]

Braking news! Continental does a wheelie for EVs

New Wheel Concept The wheels on the EV go round and round, round and round. No matter how much you rethink the wheel, they are round, but that round wheel made out of dandelions still has a lot of technology wear left in it. Continental has generated a new wheel for electric vehicles with the [...]

By |2020-04-04T16:57:21-07:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Continental AG, Tires|Tags: , , |0 Comments

#cancersucks tires, Costcoauto, VW carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I am dedicating this blog to Holly Reich and to anyone that has fought cancer. Holly fought cancer for twenty years, four times successfully. Each time I would ask her why she fought so hard and she would tell me that "because if I can help find a cure for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]