Here are edited highlights from the latest episodes of "Daily Drive," Automotive News' weekday podcast, July 23-29, hosted by Jason Stein and Steve Schmith.
"No one really knows exactly what they should be doing today to prepare for those next couple of months other than just trying to acquire as much used-car inventory as possible."--Mike Stanton, CEO, National Automobile Dealers Association
"Availability is still very scarce. For a nice vehicle with a good auto check or Carfax, good history, good options, good miles, you're going to pay dearly for it."--Alex Rosenberger, owner of upscale used-vehicle retailer MasterCars
"Electrification is here, and it's happening at scale. But we absolutely must refine and develop our thinking about how to deploy a wide range of sustainable energy sources, including hydrogen fuels, synthetic fuels and so forth."--Frank Menchaca, chief growth officer, SAE International
"We solved probably 10 or 50 times the number of challenges than our competitors have had to solve because we've really reinvented [lidars] from the ground up."--Federico Collarte, CEO, Baraja, discussing the company's spectrum-scan lidar technology
"We have real-world complexities. If you want to test how the rubber meets the road, this is where you come."--Jerry Quandt, executive director, Illinois Autonomous Vehicles Association, on the state's mobility ecosystem
Listen to these and other shows at autonews.com/dailydrive.