Here are highlights from the latest episodes of 'Daily Drive', Automotive News' weekday podcast, March 20-23, hosted by Jamie Butters with Kellen Walker.
"Those are much easier solutions than this notion of autonomous vehicles for everyone, everywhere, all the time."--Alan Amici, CEO, Center for Automotive Research, on why autonomous shuttles and robotaxis with defined paths are attracting investment while privately owned driverless cars remain a distant concept
"As we get closer to the end of the year, those are going to look like fully stood-up operations on par with, or potentially larger than, what we have in San Francisco today."--Kyle Vogt, CEO of Cruise, on the robotaxi unit's operations in Phoenix and Austin, Texas, and its big plans to expand into new cities this year
"The companies that struggle a little bit maybe aren't going to be able to deal with lower volumes with [internal combustion engines]. But some suppliers might be able to position themselves to kind of gobble up some of those companies' assets down the line."--John Irwin, reporter covering suppliers for Automotive News, on how the electric vehicle push could fuel more supplier mergers and acquisitions
— Listen to these and other shows at autonews.com/dailydrive.