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Wheel Bearings

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Rank #76 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.

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77 Ratings
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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.

Distracting noise

By shanaddie - May 20 2019
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I’ve been a fan for a long time, and I’m sure I’ll come back after awhile, but I’ve unsubscribed for now. The shuffling, crackling, mic handling, gulping and yawning are all very distracting, and feel disrespectful to the listener. In a conference call situation where I have no choice, it’s one thing, but this is supposed to be entertainment. Especially given the production background of the podcasters, it seems like this must be a deliberate choice to let it go unaddressed for so long. I have mentioned it to them on Twitter in the passed and was ignored. Before, the worst thing about the podcast was the audio tracks of participants sliding out of sync (still a problem) but I personally at this stage find the rest to be unlistenable. I know they can clear all this up, I just hope they do. Looking forward to coming back.

iTunes Ratings

77 Ratings
Average Ratings
66
5
4
1
1

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.

Distracting noise

By shanaddie - May 20 2019
Read more
I’ve been a fan for a long time, and I’m sure I’ll come back after awhile, but I’ve unsubscribed for now. The shuffling, crackling, mic handling, gulping and yawning are all very distracting, and feel disrespectful to the listener. In a conference call situation where I have no choice, it’s one thing, but this is supposed to be entertainment. Especially given the production background of the podcasters, it seems like this must be a deliberate choice to let it go unaddressed for so long. I have mentioned it to them on Twitter in the passed and was ignored. Before, the worst thing about the podcast was the audio tracks of participants sliding out of sync (still a problem) but I personally at this stage find the rest to be unlistenable. I know they can clear all this up, I just hope they do. Looking forward to coming back.
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Wheel Bearings

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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: 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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Rank #2: 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 we evaluate vehicles. Sam also discusses the cool new Drive Labs video series from Nvidia that gives an introduction to how multiple neural networks work together to power an automated driving perception system.

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Porsche Taycan

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Nvidia Drive Labs

2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel review

Mercedes-AMG GTC

Sep 12 2019

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Rank #3: 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 #4: 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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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 Ford Escape in gas and hybrid form and found it has shifted more toward its Focus sibling. Sam also got to check out the interesting new user interface of the upcoming Byton M-Byte during his latest jaunt to Silicon Valley.

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Sep 24 2019

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Rank #8: 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

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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: 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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