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Live From the Detroit Auto Show: Dinner With A Life Saver

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 8th, 2007 10:41pm

Last night I took a tour of the GM OnStar command center here in Michigan and had dinner with President Chet Huber and the executive team behind the OnStar success story. Chet and his team are passionate about their OnStar on board integrated wireless technology birthed well before popular in 1995 and has grown to 5 million subscribers. The dedication to continue to develop this technology to help save lives and assist GM ...


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Live From the Consumer Electronics Show - Automotive Accessories

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 8th, 2007 8:11pm

by Lauren Fix, The Car Coach With 2007 just under way, one thing that's certainly changing for the better is automotive technology. And this year, Vegas is proud to host the largest consumer electronic show in the world. Since 1967, CES has been the launch pad of technology, and this year there are over 2,700 exhibitors showcasing their products and more than 150,000 people are expected to attend. From ...


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GM Top Environmental Woman Speaks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 8th, 2007 6:02pm

What does an automobile manufacturer have to say about energy and the environment? Quite a lot. The GM ability web site offers background and information to help you understand where GM is today and where they are headed in relation to this planet we all share. Because if you’re reading this article, we assume you care about the world around us. We do, too. Beth Lowery GM Vice President, Environment and ...


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Do Women Love Muscle Cars?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 8th, 2007 6:01pm

The Chevrolet Camaro concept was the celebrated star of the 2007 GM Style event last night with it world premier during this star studded fashion show. A 60's throw back with an updated look and entirely new convertable design brought back memories of high school street car racing with perhaps the ultimate machine with a touch of class. Chevrolet already has announced production plans for the Camaro, which will go ...


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Anne Asensio Interior Desiger of GM Plug in Concept Car Volt

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 8th, 2007 6:00pm

Anne Asensio Executive Director of Advanced Design Times have changed at General Motors, the world’s largest automobile manufacturer. It is no longer just a boys’ club. Anne Asensio is a maverick French woman designer who is making waves in GM’s Design Studios, where she is part of a growing group of leading women designers. As an “agent of change,” Anne offers a fresh, outsider’s ...


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Live From The Detroit Auto Show: Around The Auto World Update!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 7th, 2007 11:54pm

We’ve touched down at Detroit and are busy roaming through the halls checking out all of the amazing new vehicles and their displays. We wanted to bring you a little bit of an update on some of the really cool cars and booths we have visited so far! Mercedes-Benz: They have a full-size ice rink in their booth with vehicles on it and ice skaters! It is such a great sight to see something like that inside a convention ...


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Live From The Detroit Auto Show: GM Shocks The Car World With The Volt

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 7th, 2007 9:22pm

General Motors is certainly causing a stir of interest at this year’s Detroit show and you can feel the electricity in the air. They announced today that they have a new concept vehicle,  the Chevrolet Volt, which is powered by the E-flex System – GM’s next-generation electric propulsion system. The Chevrolet Volt is a battery-powered, four-passenger electric vehicle that uses a gas engine to ...


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Your Car Looks Like New. What's Your Secret?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 7th, 2007 7:02pm

"It looks like new! I would have never guessed that car was eight years old." That is what we owners want to hear, but keeping our cars looking like the late models is tough, even with today's long-lasting finishes. Dents, dings and cracked glass are several items that age the appearance of a vehicle. Fortunately, technology has helped advance the solutions to these problems, making the fixes quicker and ...


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Ode to a Crossing Guard

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 6th, 2007 4:44pm

Growing up I looked forward to walking to school and chatting with the wonderful crossing guard Bea, who greeted me each day by name on my way to school. She always has a word of encouragement or positive remark, "It's a beautiful day today, have fun at school!'. My favorite was when I was late and ran all the way to hear, "You remind me of  a graceful deer when you run and leap!".  She ...


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Surf's Up ...On Wheels!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 5th, 2007 8:26pm

Buckle up, a Bay Area startup is offering a new type of mobile Internet. What happens when a Pro Race Car Driver meets a Sr. Executive from Nortel’s Innovation Lab? They create a network for cars that enables drivers and passengers to take their Internet connection with them wherever they go. Founded in Marin County, CA in 2005, Autonet Mobile provides the first Always-On Broadband Internet service for cars. By ...


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