Here are highlights from the latest episodes of ‘Daily Drive’, Automotive News’ weekday podcast, Jan. 24-27, hosted by Jamie Butters.
“We’re so excited to be back in person. We’re hearing and sensing the pent-up demand, and we need to just get back together as an industry. We think that hosting that show in person is more important than it’s ever been. And we’re absolutely 100 percent committed to doing that in March, in a few weeks.”–Mike Stanton, CEO of the National Automobile Dealers Association, on the group’s upcoming in-person convention
“The sales pitch of this technology is that you can sit back and watch a DVD or relax, and you can take your eyes and your hands off the wheel. But reality is, you always have to be kind of ready to take over. The system only gives you 10 seconds to do so.”–
Hans Greimel, Automotive News Asia editor, on Honda’s Level 3 self-driving system
“It makes it far more utilitarian than what that vehicle was before and what a lot of vehicles in that segment are.”–
Larry P. Vellequette, Automotive News reporter, on a sliding function that allows the retooled Toyota Sequoia’s third-row seats to move fore or aft up to 6 inches
“Having the two plants that close together makes a lot of sense because of how heavy battery cells and battery packs are. These two plants are only about an hour and 20 minutes away, if you drive. So it makes a lot of sense for transport.”–
Hannah Lutz, Automotive News reporter, on the efficiencies of General Motors building a battery-cell factory near an EV assembly plant
— Listen to these and other shows at autonews.com/dailydrive.
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