Here are edited highlights from the latest episodes of "Daily Drive," Automotive News' weekday podcast, September 20-23 , hosted by Jason Stein and Steve Schmith.
"There's no shortage of risks ahead. I think the industry is still very healthy, but I think it's going to be a bumpy ride over the next 18 months."--Jeff Schuster, president, Americas operation and global vehicle forecasting, LMC Automotive
"This dominant buying group is completely aligned with digital retailing. And the paradigm shift today provides car dealers with an enormous opportunity to differentiate their brand and have new outcomes in sales and retention."--Anne Fleming, CEO, Women-Drivers.com, discussing how dealers can build a better rapport with female vehicle shoppers
"Everybody is realizing that they just don't have the chips they need to keep going. And it shows up with Toyota, who had been doing very well to this point. It shows up at General Motors, who had been keeping trucks online. And Ford, who has gotten rid of most of the low-hanging fruit — the cars that weren't selling — and focusing on their trucks and sport utilities. Well, now it's affecting their bread and butter, the F-150."--Sam Fiorani, vice president of global vehicle forecasting, AutoForecast Solutions, on the semiconductor supply crunch
"You are not necessarily making any kind of a trade-off from a quality or performance standpoint when you go into 3D printing. In fact, if a part has been properly designed for 3D printing, you can actually see significant performance improvement."--Cullen Hilkene, CEO, 3Diligent, on how 3D printing is reshaping the auto industry
Listen to these and other shows at autonews.com/dailydrive.