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Episode #091 – Wagons, Turbos and Fingerprints

As the guys get together one final time for 2018, Sam used the Buick Regal TourX to pick up a new puppy, and the Ram 1500 North Edition spends an extended stay in Dan’s driveway . We re-visit Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid impressions at the request of a listener looking to replace a GMC Safari, ponder a German Turbo EV, and consider the utility of fingerprints in the car. We finish up by answering a listener question about aerodynamics on everyday cars before bidding everyone a pre-emptive Happy New Year.

If you’re just dying to know, the GMC Safari and Chevy Astro had up to 170.4 cu ft of cargo volume while the current long wheelbase Ford Transit Connect offers 127.4 cubic feet and the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has 140.5 cubic feet.

Links

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid review and Episode 22 and Episode 67

Hyundai Fingerprint Sensors

Porsche Taycan Turbo?

Buick Regal TourX Review

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

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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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