January 24, 2020
When Sony launched the Vision S at CES it got us thinking about the potential of Tier 1 automotive manufactures. As car sales decrease and the automotive industry opens up to new types of industries, it is becoming clear that Tier 1's have a great deal of potential. Don and Nicole discuss which industries they see partnering with Tier 1's to potentially bring cars to market.
January 11, 2020
Mercedes launched the Vision AVTR at CES 2020, even though the car it self is very cool, we were left with question: Why did they launch this at CES? The consumer electronic show is about companies setting intentions for the year to give us an idea of their overall direction. Don and Nicole dive into the AVRT and the Daimler CES 2020 keynote to unpack their vision for the year, and talk about the car!
January 1, 2020
Nicole took a little time before the Christmas holidays - and embarked on a bold experiment. She drove an Audio E Tron long distance between Berlin and Denmark. How does an EV handle a 700km road trip in Europe?
December 10, 2019
Hyundai is one of the few brands pushing forward with Fuel Cell technology. Don took at test drive with the Nexo X and learned about their Fuel Cell strategy. Filled with jealousy Nicole gets all the details of Don's drive in Switzerland and the two discuss what should be one of the next big technologies in automotive.
Audi Etron Sportback – What the Etron should have been from the start – Mobile Geeks Podcast Episode 032
November 25, 2019
Audi showed off the ETron Sportback in LA last week and it's the perfect evolution of Audi's first all electric vehicle. Shedding it's SUV design the ETron Sportback is more aerodynamic, offers a more aggressive one pedal driving experience and slightly more range.
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.