Rank #1: Episode #116 – Electrifying Racing
Jul 16 2019
Rank #2: Ep. 122 – Porsche Gets Charged Up
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.
Sep 12 2019
Rank #3: Episode #118 – Meeting Expectations
Aug 02 2019
Rank #4: Ep. 124 – What’s Premium
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.
Oct 03 2019
Rank #5: Ep. 121 – Wretched Excess
Aug 31 2019
Rank #6: Episode #119 – The Value Proposition of New Cars
Aug 09 2019
Rank #7: Ep. 123 – Escaping From Focus
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.
Sep 24 2019
Rank #8: Episode #120 – Ludicrous!
Aug 22 2019
Rank #9: Special: The Drive To Level 5
Aug 17 2019
Rank #10: Episode #117 – No More Windmills For Don Sherman
Jul 26 2019