Here are highlights from the latest episodes of 'Daily Drive', Automotive News' weekday podcast, March 13-16, hosted by Jamie Butters with Kellen Walker.
“The advantage here now is that the automaker is able to plan this and avoid having to rebuild things or rework things or do change orders, which is usually what happens.” - Danny Shapiro, vice president of automotive at Nvidia, explaining how the company uses “digital twin” technology to design and build cars
“Thirty percent of all new cars and trucks are purchased by minorities, but yet we have 6 percent representation. So, the scales of parity aren’t equal.” - Damon Lester, owner of Nissan of Bowie in Maryland and former president of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, who said more work needs to be done to make the number of minority-owned dealerships representative of the U.S. car-buying market
“For automakers to be sure that their supply chain vendors have vulnerability disclosure programs and proper security practices, that’s only going to become more important over time.” - Kayla Underkoffler, lead security technologist with HackerOne, which administers “bug bounty” programs for several major automakers, paying white hat hackers for exposing cybersecurity weaknesses
“It has basically just shifted the market to where they promised they would shift the market — to North American-made vehicles.” - Laurence Iliff, reporter covering Tesla and Silicon Valley for Automotive News, on what new vehicle registration data says about winners and losers from the Inflation Reduction Act’s electric vehicle tax credits
— Listen to these and other shows at autonews.com/dailydrive.