Lou Ann Hammond :
We’re covering the auto industry from two sides of the world today. Warren is in Paris at the Mondial de l’Automobile, the 2012 Paris autoshow. We are expecting him to join us from there.
I attended a Chevy event where I got to drive the new 2013 models; the Spark, Sonic, and a Malibu with the new engine. All great cars that I think (once you drive them) you will want to buy them.
I also attended a Bosch event and got to see some of the new stuff they’re coming out with for car manufacturers. I interviewed the President, Mike Mansuetti, of Bosch, a $72 billion global business. Did you know Bosch is a non-profit business? Me either.
I have to say the highlight of the day was having a student from Airport High School, Ron Fancsal, drive a Mercedes-Benz A-class car for me. The car had Bosch’s automatic parallel parking in it. Ron had never experienced it before, so we video’d him parallel parking manually and then with the automated version. All the videos will go up on www.drivingthenation.com, but today let’s get your questions answered.