Here are edited highlights from the latest episodes of "Daily Drive," Automotive News' weekday podcast, July 9-15, hosted by Jason Stein and Steve Schmith.
"He has no regrets. Ultimately, he's proud of what he did, and he's proud of the work he did for his family's company."--Automotive News Staff Reporter Michael Martinez, reflecting on his interview with Edsel Ford II
"Go to the production floor. Listen to your operators, your process engineers. They understand the problems that are occurring, and they will help guide you as to what is necessary to improve the business."--Patrick Clark, manufacturing chief, Cooper Standard
"There's a lot of effort being spent on trying to crack that code. There's more work to be done."--Dan Chait, president, JM&A Group, on digitizing finance and insurance transactions
"If we can ensure in a certain way that we do ethically and morally correct deals where we actually see the benefit for the greater good, then SPACs will definitely remain."--Marco Marinucci, head of Hella Ventures, on the future of special-purpose acquisition companies
"For connected-vehicle applications, [dealers] are hamstrung. If it doesn't work right, they can't do anything about it. The company has to make that fix."--Mike Ramsey, senior analyst, Gartner
Listen to these and other shows at autonews.com/dailydrive.