Here are highlights from the latest episodes of ‘Daily Drive’, Automotive News’ weekday podcast, Oct. 17-20, hosted by Jamie Butters with Kellen Walker.
“On an average, we probably receive about 100, 125 now, leads that I can say are from social media.”–Eric Barbosa, managing partner of Henson Brand Dealerships in Texas, on the benefits dealers are seeing from new retail technology and digital strategies
“I believe you need three pieces of technology to get [intelligent speed assistance] right. You need a map. You need an electronic horizon that reads the data from the map that is ahead of the vehicle. And then you need a camera that can also look out for speed limit signs.”–Philip Hubertus, HERE Technologies’ director of product management, on intelligent speed assistance, which is now mandatory for all new vehicles sold in the European Union
“I have great confidence that, indeed, this environment is going to put a solid floor under vehicle values. And we’re rapidly approaching that floor already. And I think we’re going to reach it by spring, with or without a recession happening in the U.S. economy.”–Jonathan Smoke, Cox Automotive chief economist
“We still need to invest, and we will invest, in combustion engine vehicles. We said that the last ICE vehicle will be the best vehicle. … But the focus of the future is definitely the electric vehicles.”–
Daniel Weissland, Audi of America president
— Listen to these and other shows at autonews.com/dailydrive.