Here are edited highlights from the latest episodes of "Daily Drive," Automotive News' weekday podcast, October 8-14, hosted by Steve Schmith and Jamie Butters.
"You are seeing a lot more activity outside of the U.S. because of the regulatory environment. The FAA is strict. They have an intense focus on safety. And you are seeing some other countries bring flexibility to how you get more scale deployment going sooner."--Brian Schettler, head of AEI HorizonX, on the progress of using autonomous drones for last-mile delivery services
"It is a good time in the industry for OEMs and the bigger dealer groups to rethink their ad strategies and how they are going to become a data-first organization and weaponize their first-party data."--David Regn, co-founder of advertising firm Stream Cos., on the elimination of third-party cookies
"The auto industry is clearly going through a checkers-to-chess moment. You are not only competing against computer companies, you are competing against literally every industry in the world."--Tony Uphoff, CEO, Thomas, on the challenges automakers and suppliers are encountering to secure microchips
"I think we are at a point where closer collaboration and more transparency is necessary for us to efficiently get through the remainder of this issue."--Former TI Fluid Systems CEO Bill Kozyra on the importance of supplier-automaker relations during the microchip crisis
"Our vision is to have dynamic wireless charging. What that means is we can give you enough energy to propel your vehicle when you are driving on the interstates."--Burak Ozpineci, section head, Vehicle and Mobility Systems Research Section at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Listen to these and other shows at autonews.com/dailydrive.