Usually our sister publication Translogic is out putting futuristic transportation hardware through the paces or talking to geeks who are trying to reimagine the very infrastructure of our world. But this week, the show has a decidedly more conventional subject: Interviews with Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and Ford CEO Alan Mulally.

Both of these automotive bigwigs were wandering the halls of the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month (Zetsche was the keynote speaker, a job Mulally performed two years ago), which is where Translogic caught up with them for a chat and demonstration of their CES wares. Zetsche showed off a new gesture-based in-car interface, as well as some new active safety technology for Mercedes-Benz. Mulally plugged Ford's new hybrid and plug-in hybrid Fusion, as well as showing off the Ford Evos concept's fancy infotainment system. Give it a watch after the jump.


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      OP Hiruchus
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm amused by how much of a goofball Alan is with this interview... it makes him so much more human!
      Jarda
      • 2 Years Ago
      Next year again? Alan, we take it as a promise you are staying on the CEO post! :)
      Elmo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, 2 extremes. 1 guy took a company that was on the brink of failure and turned them around completely and now they're one of the top manufacturers in the world. The other is a guy who took a company under his wing, and then treated it like crap and let it drop into an abyss while selling it off to another company.
        David J. Bernstein
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Elmo
        Do some research before you post such stupid crap. All this hate regarding Zetsche is just a dumb and totally baseless Internet myth. Zetsche had nothing to do with the Chrysler "merger" in the first place (blame Schrempp). Zetsche is the man responsible for sharing Mercedes technology with Chrysler and insisting that they receive Mercedes parts such as transmissions, platforms and such. If Zetsche had been in charge, you can bet that Chrysler would have been better off. But in the end Schrempp ran the show and Zetsche also had to follow orders.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      sdn
      • 2 Years Ago
      Alan Mulally is my hero. One of them, at least.