Here are highlights from the latest episodes of 'Daily Drive', Automotive News' weekday podcast, Sept. 6-8, hosted by Jamie Butters with Kellen Walker.
"Automobiles since the start of the industry have been made one of two ways. You had body-on-frame or you had unibody. We don't see a lot of changes in the basic architecture of vehicles. And so, here comes the skateboard that's a completely different idea."--Richard Truett, Automotive News reporter, on the history and importance of the skateboard chassis that has revolutionized EV design
"If you're interested in safety, blame doesn't get you to safety. … The question is not whose fault was it. The question is what could the Cruise have done to not get hit, and why didn't it do that?"--Phil Koopman, a Carnegie Mellon University autonomous vehicle expert, on Cruise's public comments related to its June 3 crash in San Francisco and its subsequent recall of 80 robotaxis to update software
"The days of the 60 reveals happening at our show are probably behind us. But …there may be some recently revealed virtual vehicles that have been shown online that maybe nobody has ever seen or have not been at a public show yet. … This is a complete reboot. This is not your cars-on-carpet show that you've been in the past 40 years."--Thad Szott, Detroit auto show co-chair
— Listen to these and other shows at autonews.com/dailydrive.