Here are edited highlights from the latest episodes of "Daily Drive," Automotive News' weekday podcast, hosted by Jason Stein and Steve Schmith.
"We're going to see a major decrease in the amount of physical hardware within vehicles and an increase in the software."--Seth Vogel, global managing director of automotive and mobility, consulting firm Star
"We see dealers becoming even more important because they are the ones between the digital process and the physical vehicle experience."--Dimitris Psillakis, CEO, Mercedes-Benz USA
The EV1 "came with all sorts of issues, but also triumphs. GM is coming back to electrification now with more direction and a broader vision."--Hannah Lutz, Automotive News staff reporter, on the 25th anniversary of the battery-powered two-seater
"Auto shows continue to be an incredibly powerful, experiential marketing channel and have not declined in the slightest from the consumer's point of view."--Chris Stommel, president, Foresight Research
"We're going to have a show that is going to be much more experiential for the consumer and I think a lot more fun for the factories as well."--Scott Lambert, president, Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association, on May's Twin Cities Auto Show, to be held outdoors