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Episode #067 – Luxury SUVs, Plug-in Minivans and Bad Decisions

Sam spends time with the Range Rover Velar and laments touchscreens that can’t be seen through polarized sunglasses. Dan continues to be impressed by the Genesis G80 and lauds the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid as a great family hauler that is also really efficient. Rolls-Royce follows the crowd and launches and SUV named after what else? a massive diamond. The guys lament the deather of the Cadillac ATS. Waymo is learning to see through snow, Uber can see but doesn’t know what to do and battery fires don’t always stay extinguished.

Links

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Waymo Learning to See Through Snow

Uber Can See But Still Doesn’t Know What To Do

Self-re-igniting batteries

Cadillac ATS dies

 

 

Episode #067 – Luxury SUVs, Plug-in Minivans and Bad Decisions

 
 
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WB Reviews – Episode #001 – Jaguar F-Pace, Chrysler Pacifica, Nissan Armada and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2017 Chrysler Pacifica and Jaguar F-Pace S (photo credit: Sam Abuelsamid)

In the first reviews segment from Wheel Bearings, Dan and Sam discuss the Jaguar F-Pace, Chrysler Pacifica, Nissan Armada and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

WB Reviews – Episode #001 – Jaguar F-Pace, Chrysler Pacifica, Nissan Armada and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

 
 
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Episode #001 – Jaguar F-Pace, Chrysler Pacifica, Nissan Armada and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2017 Chrysler Pacifica and Jaguar F-Pace S (photo credit: Sam Abuelsamid)

In the first reviews segment from Wheel Bearings, Dan and Sam discuss the Jaguar F-Pace, Chrysler Pacifica, Nissan Armada and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Episode #001 – Jaguar F-Pace, Chrysler Pacifica, Nissan Armada and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
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Episode #036 – Rome Isn’t Burning, Why Skip The VCs? & Diesel Crossovers

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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

Episode #036 – Rome Isn’t Burning, Why Skip The VCs? & Diesel Crossovers
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Episode #24 – Hauling, Firing, Hiring, Renting and Banning

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Wheel Bearings #24

This week Dan and Sam discuss driving the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, hauling decking materials with the new aluminum bodied Ford F250 Super Duty and hauling ass in the Shelby GT350. In the news since the last episode, Lyft will be testing Waymo’s minivans in addition to Chevy Bolts, Theresa May wants to ban internal combustion engines by 2050 and the first two salaried job losses are announced at Ford as Mark Fields and Ray Day head for the door.

Last week Sam was speaking at the Connected and Autonomous Vehicles conference in Santa Clara, Calif. and the chance to talk with Tom Wang, chief product officer of Turo and Peter Rawlinson, CTO of Lucid.

Links

British Conservatives Propose Banning ICEs by 2050

Ford CEO and Comms VP Lose Their Jobs

Ford’s Big Management Shuffle Is About Changing Perceptions

Lyft and Waymo Hook Up.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

 

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Episode #22 – Jeep and Ram spinoff, Apple still into cars, Autonomy and Law Enforcement

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Wheel Bearings 22

The latest rumor about Fiat Chrysler is that Jeep and Ram will be spun off as their own brand, whatever that means. We discuss how that might work and what it may mean for the rest of Chrysler. Apple is still in the autonomous vehicle game, too, and we discuss how the company has shifted its focus. Finally, we talk about how law enforcement is trying to figure out how to deal with autonomous cars in emergencies.

Links

http://jalopnik.com/watch-this-video-of-a-self-driving-chevy-bolts-close-en-1794528082

http://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/chrysler/2017/04/26/fiat-chrysler-spinoff-jeep-ram/100932960/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/samabuelsamid/2017/04/15/armed-with-a-drivers-license-apple-may-now-be-focused-on-the-brains-of-self-driving-cars/#595e8a61613a

http://blog.caranddriver.com/on-the-path-to-autonomous-vehicles-police-officers-get-left-behind/

 

 

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Episode #1 – Welcome to Wheel Bearings

2017 Chrysler Pacifica and Jaguar F-Pace S (photo credit: Sam Abuelsamid)

2017 Chrysler Pacifica and Jaguar F-Pace S (photo credit: Sam Abuelsamid)

Welcome the premier episode of the Wheel Bearings podcast where Dan Roth and Sam Abuelsamid talk about what they are driving and the stories they think are important in the world of cars and the future of transportation.

We kick off with a discussion of the Chrysler Pacifica, Jaguar F-Pace, Nissan Armada and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.  Then we get into the new Mercedes-Benz engine family with 48-volt electrical systems and the cancellation of George Hotz’s Comma One.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica review

2017 Jaguar F-Pace S review

The Death of Comma One

Mercedes-Benz New Engine Family

 

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