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Rank #99 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

81 Ratings
Average Ratings
70
5
4
1
1

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

81 Ratings
Average Ratings
70
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.

Rank #1: 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.

Links:

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E – The Pony Goes Electric

Nov 19 2019

58mins

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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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.

Links

2020 Shelby GT500 First Drive

2020 Mini SE pricing

Fiat Chrysler – PSA

Nov 08 2019

1hr 33mins

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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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.

Links

Argo AI

Oct 25 2019

48mins

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Rank #6: 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. Links Ford’s Jim Farley On Building Mobility Technology, Services and Brands

Oct 21 2019

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Rank #7: 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

Links

Fiat 124 Spider review

Ford’s new EV is the Mustang Mach-E

De-ICEing a Raptor

Nov 18 2019

1min

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Rank #8: 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… Read More »Ep. 125 – Trusting Your Assistant

Oct 11 2019

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Rank #9: 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… Read More »Ep. 126 – Volvo Gets Recharged

Oct 20 2019

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Ep 137 – Big Screens and Blimps

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Rebecca and Sam are back from another trek to CES and lots of stuff to discuss. Rebecca has been driving the 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE, Sam was in the Genesis G80 Sport and Dan had the 2020 Ram Rebel EcoDiesel. At CES Rebecca drove a twin motor Nissan development mule for the upcoming Ariya electric crossover and took a flight in the Goodyear blimp. Sam meanwhile road in the Audi AI:me concept and one of Yandex’s automated vehicles. We also discuss the Mercedes-Benz AVTR concept, the Sony Vision S, Magna International and Hyundai SA-1 aircraft.

Links

Sam joins TWiT’s Leo Laporte and Ant Pruitt to look at CES auto tech

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Aeye lidar

NXP ultrawideband

Audi EVs, lights and displays

Jan 17 2020

1hr 42mins

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Radenso Radar Interview – John Dandrow and Randy Bader

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While Sam and Rebecca were at CES, Dan spoke with John Dandrow and Randy Bader of Radenso Radar. Radenso stood out when Dan did a comparison test of radar detectors for Reviewed.com, and in November 2019, Radenso introduced a new AI-based technology at the SEMA show. (see links below). They talked about radar detection, and how the industry is nowhere near as stagnant as you might think it is. And how it’s still relevant, even in the age of ADAS.

Reviewed.com – Best Radar Detectors 2020

Vortex Radar – Radenso at SEMA

Jan 10 2020

41mins

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Ep 135 – Who’s Going To Buy All The EVs?

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The crew gathers for a mid-holiday recording with Sam in the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. While it’s definitely gotten better with some recent updates, it is value challenged against the new Mazda CX-30. Meanwhile Rebecca has been in the Ram 1500 with the e-Torque Hemi and the Lexus LX570 and Dan is still in the Honda CR-V.

In the news, VW is moving more aggressively with its EV plans. It now wants to build 1 million vehicles on the MEB platform by 2023, two years earlier than originally forecast and it has developed a robotic mobile charging unit so drivers don’t have to find dedicated EV spots for charging. Tesla plans to start deliveries of Chinese assembled Model 3s and we answer some listener questions.

Links

VW accelerating EV production

VW mobile EV charger

VW ID3s need software updates before delivery

Tesla plans to start made in China Model 3 deliveries

Ram eTorque Mild Hybrid

Ram 1500 eTorque First Drive

Dec 31 2019

1hr 51mins

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Ep 134 – SUVs, Big, Little and Faux

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The whole crew is back with both Dan and Rebecca sampling the aging Acura MDX A-Spec. Dan also had the Honda CR-V Touring. Since our last team gathering, Rebecca and Sam both drove the Mazda CX-30 and declare it the best small crossover. Sam has also been driving the Volvo V60 T5 and the Hyundai Santa Fe. In the news, GM has launched the first of its new generation of full-size SUVs from Chevrolet and Cadillac declares the ICE age over as it plans to go electric with new model names.

Links

Sam’s review of the Mazda CX-30

Rebecca’s take on the CX-30

2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe

2021 Cadillac Escalade teaser

Dan’s review of the Acura MDX A-Spec

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country review

Dec 27 2019

1hr 37mins

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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.

Links

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

Links

Kia Seltos

Audi e-Tron Sportback

Tesla cybertruck

Hyundai Vision T Concept

Nov 28 2019

1hr 51mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Links:

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E – The Pony Goes Electric

Nov 19 2019

58mins

Play

Ep 130 – Not Your Grandfather’s Mustang

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Links

Fiat 124 Spider review

Ford’s new EV is the Mustang Mach-E

De-ICEing a Raptor

Nov 18 2019

1min

Play

Ep. 129 – From Basic to Supercharged

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Links

2020 Shelby GT500 First Drive

2020 Mini SE pricing

Fiat Chrysler – PSA

Nov 08 2019

1hr 33mins

Play

Ep. 128 – Bryan Salesky

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Links

Argo AI

Oct 25 2019

48mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
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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. Links Ford’s Jim Farley On Building Mobility Technology, Services and Brands

Oct 21 2019

Play

Ep. 126 – Volvo Gets Recharged

Podcast cover
Read more
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… Read More »Ep. 126 – Volvo Gets Recharged

Oct 20 2019

Play

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… Read More »Ep. 125 – Trusting Your Assistant

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… Read More »Ep. 124 – What’s Premium

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

Play

iTunes Ratings

81 Ratings
Average Ratings
70
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.