Episode #036 – Rome Isn’t Burning, Why Skip The VCs? & Diesel Crossovers


Wheel Bearings 36

Wheel Bearings 36

The guys are back with a regular episode wherein we drive sibling vehicles from Korea, the Hyundai Elantra Sport and Kia Niro FE. Sam was wiped out last week after a whirlwind trip to San Francisco for the City of Tomorrow symposium hosted by Ford. While there he got the chance to talk with Bryan Salesky, one of the most experienced software engineers working on automated vehicles. Fiat Chrysler is also trying to get a foothold in the automated driving space while rumors of a Chinese acquisition swirl. Meanwhile GM still hopes that diesel can give them a competitive edge with the 39 mpg Chevy Equinox.

links

FCA Joins BMW/Intel Autonomous Driving Partnership

Chevy Equinox Diesel rated at 39 mpg highway

Uber Kills Leasing Program

Future of Smaller Automakers May Be As Tier 1 Suppliers

Ford Makes $1B Bet On Argo.AI As Recruiting Tool

Kia Niro Review

Sam’s column for the Sept 2017 issue of Automotive Engineering: For Future Vehicles, Communication Equals Trust

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