November 23, 2019
We're not saying we love the Tesla Cybertruck, but we do have to recognize that there are some lessons for the German car industry in the launch of this electric pick up truck. Don & Nicole dive into what exactly Elon did that worked and debate what place the Cybertruck has in automotive.
What Automotive & Start Ups have in common – A Look at the Audi A1 Citycarver – Mobile Geeks Podcast Episode 030
November 11, 2019
Audi showed off the A1 Citycarver in Hamburg and instead of just bringing us on a traditional drive they took us to visit 4 different start ups to learn about the different features of the car. Learning about the B&O sound system took place at a recording studio/longboard shop, lighting from a Parkour troupe who needs lighting to be right so they can see the ground during their tricks, design took place at a design studio who made sneaker boxes, and the connectivity features at a trend scout.Looking at the Audi A1 citycarver and these start ups we can discuss its relationship to the automotive industry.
November 4, 2019
Nicole and Don speaking about the new Audi A1 Citycarver. The Citycarver is basically a normal A1 Sportback with a two-inch lift and a bit of SUV styling thrown in. You'll find a bit of asthetic ruggedness with black wheel arch protections, an octagonal front grill which is usually found on Audi's SUVs and a blacked-out badge. The Audi A1 is modified for city living, the slightly higher profile and narrow body make is a good choice for tight streets and tough parking spots. The strong connectivity features make it ideal for early adopters and urbanits.
October 24, 2019
There is a lot to love about the new Volkswagen Golf 8, high end features like the digital cockpit, C2X, lane, and front assist all come standard. Nicole and Don talk about the new VW Golf 8 and the minimal interior that might turn some people off.
Autonomous Drive is for more than just cars – With ZF in a Zepplin – Mobile Geeks Podcast Episode 026
October 9, 2019
Autonomous Drive is for more than just cars, and Zf knows it Nicole Scott took a ride in a Zepplin with Arnold Schlegel, Project lead for various aI and autonomous drive projects at ZF to discuss the potential of autonomous drive outside of just the car.
September 23, 2019
ZF & other Tier 1 automotive suppliers have to adapt to the rapid changes in mobility. They face the struggle of becoming a hardware supplier to a company that has to embrace AI & Software. Don interviews Dr Walliser, head of R&D of ZF Group to find out how they're managing that shift.
September 18, 2019
Don Dahlmann talks to Jörg Grotendorst Head of E-Mobility at ZF Group. The two dive into changing usage patterns, evolving current technology to electric and tackling urban mobility.
September 9, 2019
Volkswagen has finally officially announced the ID3, it's first all electric car. The industry has been waiting for VW to get into the fully electric game for quite sometime. We've been hoping that the car maker with the ability to produce high quality mass market cars would come out with a game changer for the EV category.At IAA the camouflage is off and we get a look at the futuristic interior! We can help but wonder if it might be a little too futuristic for today's market.Don Dalhmann and Nicole Scott recorded this weeks Mobile Geeks Mobility Podcast inside the VW ID3.