Here are edited highlights from the latest episodes of "Daily Drive," Automotive News' weekday podcast, July 23-29, hosted by Steve Schmith and Jamie Butters.
"People are looking for the safest havens to get a better return on their investments. And quite honestly, the automotive industry is one of the best places to get a great return."-- Farid Ahmad, founder of DSMA, on dealership consolidation
"This isn't about avoiding collisions. This is about, what can we do to make things better?"--PreAct CEO Paul Drysch, discussing the company's imminent-collision detection efforts
"The complexity of these programs is much higher than they have been. As a result, [supplier program managers] are having a tough time keeping up using the traditional practices."-- Chad Jackson, CEO of Lifecycle Insights, on the challenges supplier program managers face as the number of clients and projects rises
"Do we have that level of appropriate awareness of what that technology is intended to do? And that is where we see a prime opportunity for dealers to help create this first experience and level of awareness that the technology is there."--Kristin Kolodge, executive director of human-machine interface at J.D. Power, on how retailers can connect customers with unused vehicle technologies
Listen to these and other shows at autonews.com/dailydrive.