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Rank #39 in Automotive category

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Dan, Rebecca and Sam discuss the cars they are driving each week and then dive into some of the big topics of the auto industry including the technology, trends and personalities.

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Dan, Rebecca and Sam discuss the cars they are driving each week and then dive into some of the big topics of the auto industry including the technology, trends and personalities.

iTunes Ratings

79 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Good content on the automotive world

By gmans5297 - Dec 01 2019
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I discovered this podcast while watching Sam on the Tech Guy podcast. The content is mainly reviews of all types of automobiles and insights on the actual driving of automobiles. I really like when they talk about how the vehicles handle daily use such as driving in different weather conditions or hauling more people than just the drivers. Since I’m a tech nerd I also enjoy it when they dive into the tech features of a vehicle. All the hosts bring in good perspectives based on their driving habits and backgrounds. I really recommend checking it out and keep up the good work Sam, Rebecca and Dan.

Wheel Bearings gives me my industry bearings

By ellen sasson - Jun 17 2019
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I love this podcast. My profession is to find opportunities to innovate and improve experiences and operations for the customers and prospects of software company SAP. Rebecca, Sam and Dan are so engaging, interesting and chock full of facts. This is the best source for auto insights in my view. From vehicle specifics to industry trends, these guys rock! Thank you Sam, Rebecca and Dan. Keep it going.

iTunes Ratings

79 Ratings
Average Ratings
68
5
4
1
1

Good content on the automotive world

By gmans5297 - Dec 01 2019
Read more
I discovered this podcast while watching Sam on the Tech Guy podcast. The content is mainly reviews of all types of automobiles and insights on the actual driving of automobiles. I really like when they talk about how the vehicles handle daily use such as driving in different weather conditions or hauling more people than just the drivers. Since I’m a tech nerd I also enjoy it when they dive into the tech features of a vehicle. All the hosts bring in good perspectives based on their driving habits and backgrounds. I really recommend checking it out and keep up the good work Sam, Rebecca and Dan.

Wheel Bearings gives me my industry bearings

By ellen sasson - Jun 17 2019
Read more
I love this podcast. My profession is to find opportunities to innovate and improve experiences and operations for the customers and prospects of software company SAP. Rebecca, Sam and Dan are so engaging, interesting and chock full of facts. This is the best source for auto insights in my view. From vehicle specifics to industry trends, these guys rock! Thank you Sam, Rebecca and Dan. Keep it going.

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Dan, Rebecca and Sam discuss the cars they are driving each week and then dive into some of the big topics of the auto industry including the technology, trends and personalities.

Ep. 127 – Ford’s Jim Farley On Building Mobility Technology, Services and Brands

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For this special episode Sam sat down with Jim Farley, Ford’s president, new businesses, technology & strategy to talk about has been learned about mobility services, automated driving and brands.

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Ford’s Jim Farley On Building Mobility Technology, Services and Brands

Oct 21 2019

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Episode #115 – Goodwood, Records, and Partnerships

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Sam and Dan catch up on Goodwood, where the Volkswagen I.D.R broke the speed record, and then did it again the next day, too. Sam gives impressions of the 2020 Hyundai Palisade, and we wrap up with the news of Ford, Volkswagen, and Argo.ai announcing a collaboration on EVs and autonomous driving development. This week’s… Read More »Episode #115 – Goodwood, Records, and Partnerships

Jul 14 2019

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Episode #114 – Managing Brands

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Dan is back and talking about the BMW X2 M35i that he used to shuttle his kids around on a family trip. Rebecca goes beyond the infotainment of the Lexus RC350 F-Sport and Sam swaps a Rav4 with flaky bluetooth for a Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE. In the news, the crew discusses GPS spoofing and… Read More »Episode #114 – Managing Brands

Jul 02 2019

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Ep. 110 – Luxury Hybrid Utilities, Tariffs and Mergers

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This week the crew drives a bunch of different flavors utility vehicles and a convertible. Rebecca and Dan both sampled the new Kia Telluride. Dan also tried a blend of old and new school with the Mercedes-Benz G550. Sam’s utilities were both electrified with the Lexus UX250h F-Sport giving way to the new Range Rover… Read More »Ep. 110 – Luxury Hybrid Utilities, Tariffs and Mergers

Jun 03 2019

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Episode #112 – Exploring Different Kinds of Hybrids

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This week Rebecca and Sam had very different hybrid experiences on opposite coasts. Rebecca has been enjoying the thrill of the Acura NSX while Sam got to sample the 2020 Ford Explorer. They also both to sample the third generation Kia Soul in faux crossover flavor and find it continues to be a favorite small… Read More »Episode #112 – Exploring Different Kinds of Hybrids

Jun 19 2019

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Episode #113 – Technology Confusion Reigns

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Dan was traveling on family business this week so it’s just Sam and Rebecca. Sam sings the praises of the 2019 Mazda 3 and laments bluetooth causing the infotainment system in the Toyota Rav 4 to crash. Speaking of bluetooth issues and Toyota adjacent vehicles, Rebecca had issues trying to connect to the Lexus RC350… Read More »Episode #113 – Technology Confusion Reigns

Jun 25 2019

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Episode #111 – Changing Perceptions

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This week, Dan has been driving the Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet. Sam drove the refreshed 2019 Hyundai Tucson before heading off to Manhattan to ride subways. Rebecca has been driving the Cadillac Escalade around southern California. From there we dive into the failed Fiat Chrysler and Renault merger and where it might go next including hooking… Read More »Episode #111 – Changing Perceptions

Jun 12 2019

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Episode #116 – Electrifying Racing

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This time around Sam and Rebecca sat down on the rooftop of the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge where they were staying while attending the finale of the 2018-2019 FIA Formula E season. Our duo talks about driving the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro and the Nissan Leaf Plus. After the garage talk they dive into electric… Read More »Episode #116 – Electrifying Racing

Jul 16 2019

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Ep. 126 – Volvo Gets Recharged

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With Rebecca bogged down in a big project that helps pay the bills, Dan recruited his friend George Kennedy from the Boston Globe and CarGurus to fill the third microphone. Sam spent time with the Honda Civic Touring sedan and then took a road trip to Pittsburgh in the Hyundai Veloster N. Dan drove the new Subaru Legacy and has thoughts on the big touch screen. Then we dive into a bunch of electric vehicle stories with Volvo introducing its first, the XC40 Recharge. Toyota showed the world a new, better looking second-generation Mirai and Bosch announces silicon carbide chips that will make EVs more efficient. The Fordpass app will give drivers of Ford’s upcoming EVs easy access to a huge network of charging stations. As we recorded, news broke that GM is considering reviving the Hummer brand for its upcoming electric truck.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge

2021 Toyota Mirai

Bosch silicon carbide power electronics

Fordpass eases charging for EV drivers

GM Considering Electric Hummer

2020 Subaru Legacy Review

Oct 20 2019

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Ep 133 – Sedans, SUVs and More Cybertruck

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This week Rebecca is off tending to her elderly mother so it’s just the boys. Dan has driven the Dodge Durango SRT and Genesis G70 while Sam has been in the Honda Passport and Toyota Avalon Hybrid. GM and LG Chem form a lithium ion cell production joint venture and Mazda considers electrification options for the next generation Miata. Sam has an interview with Audi e-Tron manager Matt Mostafaei from the LA Auto Show. Finally we address some listener emails (keep them coming at feedback@wheelbearings.media) including one on the Tesla Cybertruck.

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GM and LG Chem battery venture

Electrifying the next Miata?

Dec 10 2019

1hr 49mins

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Ep 132 – Electric Trucks

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This week, Rebecca has been driving the 2019 Mazda3 sedan with all-wheel-drive, while Sam has been in its bigger brother, the 6 Signature. Dan spent his time in the GMC Sierra AT4 CarbonPro complete with a composite bed and a Swiss Army Knife tailgate. Staying with trucks, we discuss the debut of the Tesla Cybertruck and pros and cons of electric pickup trucks. We finish up with some highlights from the Los Angeles auto show including the Audi e-Tron Sportback, Kia Seltos and Hyundai Vision T concept

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Kia Seltos

Audi e-Tron Sportback

Tesla cybertruck

Hyundai Vision T Concept

Nov 28 2019

1hr 51mins

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Ep. 131 – Ford Mustang Mach-E – Dave Pericak interview

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Ford has lifted the veil on the Mustang Mach-E. It’s an electric SUV with a lot of hopes and goals riding on it. We take a deep dive into what we know so far, and Sam got a few minutes with Dave Pericak, who is the director of Ford Icons, and deeply involved with Mach-E development.

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E – The Pony Goes Electric

Nov 19 2019

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Ep 130 – Not Your Grandfather’s Mustang

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This week the crew has a range of crossovers and one more roadster before winter hits the northern part of the country (at least in the northeast, Sam just got 8 inches in Detroit). Sam has been driving the Volvo XC60 T6, Dan tries out the new Ford Escape and Rebecca split her time between the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Fiat 124 Spider. In the news, we discuss a Ford Raptor being forceably removed from blocking an EV charger, Tata searching for electrification partners for Jaguar Land Rover and the official name of Ford’s new EV, the Mustang Mach-E. We wrap up with a couple of listener questions.

You can send your comments and questions to feedback@wheelbearings.media

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Fiat 124 Spider review

Ford’s new EV is the Mustang Mach-E

De-ICEing a Raptor

Nov 18 2019

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Ep. 129 – From Basic to Supercharged

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This week’s garage includes the gamut of rides from mainstream compacts to luxury sedans and even a $100,000 Mustang. Rebecca had the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid which is a great family hauler and the big Genesis G90 sedan. Sam meanwhile had the new Toyota Corolla XSE which is finally more than basic transportation and the Hyundai Elantra GT N-Line. He also did a first drive in the new Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang. Dan had to get by with a Volkswagen Golf SE. In topics, after failing to work out a deal with Renault, Fiat Chrysler is hooking up with PSA, and Mini prices the new Cooper SE EV surprisingly reasonably.

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2020 Shelby GT500 First Drive

2020 Mini SE pricing

Fiat Chrysler – PSA

Nov 08 2019

1hr 33mins

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Ep. 128 – Bryan Salesky

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This time around, the whole crew is on the call to talk with Bryan Salesky, CEO and co-founder of Argo AI. Argo is the company developing the production automated driving system for Ford and VW and Bryan shares his thoughts on testing AVs in multiple cities, lidar, HD Maps and much more.

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Argo AI

Oct 25 2019

48mins

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Ep. 127 – Ford’s Jim Farley On Building Mobility Technology, Services and Brands

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For this special episode Sam sat down with Jim Farley, Ford’s president, new businesses, technology & strategy to talk about has been learned about mobility services, automated driving and brands.

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Ford’s Jim Farley On Building Mobility Technology, Services and Brands

Oct 21 2019

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Ep. 126 – Volvo Gets Recharged

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With Rebecca bogged down in a big project that helps pay the bills, Dan recruited his friend George Kennedy from the Boston Globe and CarGurus to fill the third microphone. Sam spent time with the Honda Civic Touring sedan and then took a road trip to Pittsburgh in the Hyundai Veloster N. Dan drove the new Subaru Legacy and has thoughts on the big touch screen. Then we dive into a bunch of electric vehicle stories with Volvo introducing its first, the XC40 Recharge. Toyota showed the world a new, better looking second-generation Mirai and Bosch announces silicon carbide chips that will make EVs more efficient. The Fordpass app will give drivers of Ford’s upcoming EVs easy access to a huge network of charging stations. As we recorded, news broke that GM is considering reviving the Hummer brand for its upcoming electric truck.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge

2021 Toyota Mirai

Bosch silicon carbide power electronics

Fordpass eases charging for EV drivers

GM Considering Electric Hummer

2020 Subaru Legacy Review

Oct 20 2019

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Ep. 125 – Trusting Your Assistant

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With the whole crew back in action, Sam has been driving the Lexus LS500h. Rebecca samples a couple of luxury SUVs in the form of the Audi Q8 and Volvo XC90 T8. Meanwhile Dan learns that you can trail-brake a Toyota Sienna minivan before jumping into the Subaru Ascent. In California, PG&E has been shutting down power to try prevent wild fires and it’s impacting EV drivers. Tesla has released a less than fully baked Smart Summon feature and AAA tests a bunch of other driver assist systems that serve to demonstrate that human drivers need to stay alert.

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California Power Outages

Consumer Reports takes on Smart Summon

AAA ADAS Study

2019 Lexus LS500h review

Oct 11 2019

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Ep. 124 – What’s Premium

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This week as Dan helps the kids with homework, Rebecca and Sam perform an automotive duet. Sam drove the Honda Civic Type-R for a week while Rebecca had the Toyota Rav4 hybrid and Cadillac XT4. The timing of Rebecca driving the Cadillac was fortuitous as Sam had just returned from driving the new Lincoln Corsair and we dive into the differences between the two.

In the news, Canoo unveiled its first product, a small electric van that will be offered by subscription only. Amazon ordered 100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian and Acura unveiled a new ad campaign that focuses on driving. Finally, Hyundai and Aptiv team up on automated driving.

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2020 Lincoln Corsair first drive

Hyundai and Aptiv team up on AVs

Amazon orders 100,000 Rivian vans

Acura’s new ads

Canoo debuts without paddles

Honda Civic Type-R

Oct 03 2019

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Ep. 123 – Escaping From Focus

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Rebecca has been off cavorting on a new Lexus yacht before coming home to move some stuff in the Toyota Sienna. Meanwhile Sam has enjoying the premium cabin of the Kia Telluride and Dan does a bit of four wheel drifting in the Audi Q3. Rebecca and Sam each got to try out the 2020… Read More »Ep. 123 – Escaping From Focus

Sep 24 2019

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Ep. 122 – Porsche Gets Charged Up

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This week we have lots of vehicles to talk about. Rebecca drove the Mercedes-AMG GTC Roadster to the US Open, and the Honda Accord Hybrid in SoCal. Sam discusses the Mazda CX-5 Diesel and the base Volkswagen Atlas. Dan shares his take on the Toyota 4Runner. Then we dive into the Porsche Taycan and how… Read More »Ep. 122 – Porsche Gets Charged Up

Sep 12 2019

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Ep. 121 – Wretched Excess

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Sam has been driving the Lincoln Navigator, Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, and Jeep Gladiator. Rebecca escapes a ticket in the Honda Civic Sport and Dan has been road tripping in the Cadillac XT6. We talk Monterey Car Week 2019 and the death of Ferdinand Piech

Aug 31 2019

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Episode #120 – Ludicrous!

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This week Dan and Rebecca are travelling so Sam is joined by Ed Niedermeyer to talk about his new book, Ludicrous, the Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors. The book is available at Amazon and other booksellers. Link Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors on Amazon

Aug 22 2019

1hr 4mins

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Special: The Drive To Level 5

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Here’s a special extra episode for our listeners. Sam will be doing a talk on partnerships in automated vehicle development during the Drive World Expo conference in Santa Clara, California August 27-29. In the runup to the conference, the organizers have produced a special podcast series called the Drive to Level 5. Sam talks with… Read More »Special: The Drive To Level 5

Aug 17 2019

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Episode #119 – The Value Proposition of New Cars

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It’s a slow news week so the crew is just talking about the cars they’ve driving. Rebecca opens it up with the second-generation Audi Q3 while Sam has been in the 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie. Dan proclaims his love for the Mazda Miata which remains one of the last true roadsters available. Rebecca and Sam… Read More »Episode #119 – The Value Proposition of New Cars

Aug 09 2019

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Episode #118 – Meeting Expectations

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The whole crew is back this week as they delve into the garage. Sam drove the BMW X2 M35i, Rebecca had the Volvo S60 sedan and Dan sampled the GMC Acadia. The Corvette C8 conversation continues with two-thirds of the team having now seen it in person. While feelings about the center console have been… Read More »Episode #118 – Meeting Expectations

Aug 02 2019

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Episode #117 – No More Windmills For Don Sherman

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This week Rebecca is off gallivanting around northern California in the new Subaru Outback. That leaves Dan and Sam to discuss living with the Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang, the Toyota Rav4 Hybrid and the Fiat 500C Abarth. Coming out of the garage, the discussion turns to the eighth generation Chevrolet Corvette. After more than 40… Read More »Episode #117 – No More Windmills For Don Sherman

Jul 26 2019

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Episode #116 – Electrifying Racing

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This time around Sam and Rebecca sat down on the rooftop of the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge where they were staying while attending the finale of the 2018-2019 FIA Formula E season. Our duo talks about driving the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro and the Nissan Leaf Plus. After the garage talk they dive into electric… Read More »Episode #116 – Electrifying Racing

Jul 16 2019

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Episode #115 – Goodwood, Records, and Partnerships

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Sam and Dan catch up on Goodwood, where the Volkswagen I.D.R broke the speed record, and then did it again the next day, too. Sam gives impressions of the 2020 Hyundai Palisade, and we wrap up with the news of Ford, Volkswagen, and Argo.ai announcing a collaboration on EVs and autonomous driving development. This week’s… Read More »Episode #115 – Goodwood, Records, and Partnerships

Jul 14 2019

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