Here are edited highlights from the latest episodes of "Daily Drive," Automotive News' weekday podcast, August 23-26 , hosted by Jason Stein and Steve Schmith.
“If you think about general highway autonomy, we’re almost dealing with ‘Game of Thrones.’ You have four or five mega armies and they’re fighting for supremacy for the ability to launch technology to the market. I don’t think many startup companies, truly early-stage startups, will survive the battle.” — Alexei Andreev, managing director, Autotech Ventures, on the pandemic’s continued impact on the mobility landscape
“I do believe that this digital technology revolution is now about to drive profound change in the auto retailing environment, profound enough to even have an impact on the franchise system as we know it.” — John Casesa, senior managing partner, Guggenheim Securities
Hyundai is saying, “ ‘We’re on the edge of truckiness, but we still see it as a crossover.’ And Ford with the Maverick is saying, ‘We built a truck.’ So I think there’s a pretty clear line there.” — Laurence Iliff, Automotive News reporter, discussing Hyundai’s Santa Cruz compact pickup
Listen to these and other shows at autonews.com/dailydrive.