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Episode #12 – Driving Long-Range EVs and Snow-Bound Muscle Cars

After a week off due to busy schedules, Dan and Sam are back. In the garage, we’ve driven the Genesis G80, Honda Civic Sport hatchback and a Chrysler Pacifica that went back smelling like a bunch of Deadheads had hit the road in it. Sam went to California to drive the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV on some of the same roads where he first drove the Tesla Roadster nine years earlier and finds that those that don’t want to wait for a Tesla Model 3 should be taking a serious look this new entry. Dan, took the Pacifica north to Portland, Maine to bomb around in the snow with an all-wheel-drive Dodge Challenger GT. We also answer some reader messages and play an interview with GM designer Stuart Norris.

Links:

Leave The Brake Pedal, Take The Bolt – Driving Chevrolet’s New EV

ABG First Drive: Hitting the road in the Tesla Roadster!

 

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Episode #4 – Staying Entertained, Informed and Engaged in the Car

Wheel Bearings 4

Wheel Bearings 4

In Episode 4, Dan and Sam talk about a pair of updated SUVs, the Nissan Rogue Hybrid and Mazda CX-9 before getting deep into why GM delayed the launch of SuperCruise on the Cadillac CT6. While SuperCruise will monitor the human operator to make sure they continue paying attention while not driving, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto provide means to keep the driver entertained. As much as we might want to use smartphone based infotainment, it’s likely to be a dead-end technology. Finally, your humble hosts tackle some listener emails about visibility and opining on cars we haven’t yet driven.

https://www.navigantresearch.com/blog/smartphone-based-car-connectivity-is-likely-only-an-interim-solution-2

http://www.navigantresearch.com/blog/automakers-doing-more-rigorous-safety-analysis-for-vehicle-automation

http://www.forbes.com/sites/samabuelsamid/2016/07/23/general-motors-seeks-to-avoid-the-bleeding-edge-in-automating-vehicles/#766a3b067086

2016 Mazda CX-9 – Moving People in Style

2016 Mazda CX-9 – Moving People in Style

Living With Aftermarket Android Auto and Apple Carplay Pt.2

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