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.
July 30, 2019
The A4 historically is a very important car for Audi, when it was first released in 1994 the demand was unexpected high. In the midst of a global economic recession Audi managed to sell 120,000 cars in Germany alone. Teh A4 is still Audi's best selling car and last year had very disappointing sales. The Q2 numbers were just released and it looks like sales are down another 3%. This is a problem for the manufacture since the A4 is one of their top selling car, it was the rock on which Audi is built.Taking action Audi has updated the design in hopes of bringing back the struggling sedan. Nicole Scott and Don Dalhmann talk about the changes to the 2020 A4 and if it’s worth the 50,000EUR price tag Audi has given it.We also have a video version of this podcast here: https://youtu.be/Qu8nfcr8yBk
July 15, 2019
Tesla showed the world that electric cars can provide long range, luxury, and incredible performance. Its vehicles upended the notion that EVs were cramped and compromised city cars. The whole industry followed Tesla by increasing the size of its batteries. That’s a good thing. But it has not helped with EV affordability.As more and more car companies roll out their electric cars we can't help but notice that there is a lack of affordable options! This week Don and Nicole try to figure out why there are not affordable electric cars.
July 8, 2019
Nicole Scott Don Dahlmann Nicole and Don talk about peak car ownership. The global auto industry writes better sales figures every year – but sales figures are declining in some core markets. Have we reached the peak car? Does everyone still need one or more cars?