First Self-driving Cars

Michael Tchong Innovation

There has been much speculation as to when mass-produced, self-driving cars would arrive. According to Quora, the consensus is 2020. You can move that needle back two years because both Audi and Tesla are vying to be the first to launch automobiles that can legitimately be called self-driving cars. Audi will launch a new A8 in late fall 2017 that …

Tesla

Michael Tchong Innovation

You know the Tesla effect is rippling across the auto industry when a headline proclaims that “Porsche, Mercedes building electric cars to challenge Tesla.” Comments one insider, “Although competitors are years behind, things might get interesting in the future.” What sets Tesla apart from most innovation startups is the indefatigable enthusiasm Founder Elon Musk provides to both Tesla and his …

Ford Fiesta ST

Michael Tchong Reviews

Last week, I had a chance to test-drive the new 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, Ford Focus ST and Ford C-Max, Ford’s hybrid car. As you can tell from the headline, my favorite of the three was the Fiesta, although the C-Max blew me away in terms of quiet power and gee-whiz visual controls. But it was the Fiesta that partied …

Cadillac ATS

Michael Tchong Reviews

Last week we had a chance to test-drive the new Cadillac ATS, the company’s latest attempt to unseat the BMW 3-series and Mercedes C-class hegemony. There’s no question the Cadillac is a kick to drive but can it play in the major leagues? The first thing we should acknowledge is that the ATS is not you grand pappy’s Caddy, that’s …