The Drive with Alan Taylor
Test Drives, Auto Sports, and Technology | FULL EPISODE...02/21/15
We review a few test driven cars, Automotive news and sporting events and upcoming tech advancements in the automotive industry. Segment 1: Buy and Sell Alan and BJ gear up to tell us all about their exciting test drives. We discuss automotive stock...
Buy and Sell | SEGMENT 1 | #183
Alan and BJ gear up to tell us all about their exciting test drives. We discuss automotive stock and who is doing great. Hint: buy Hyundai and Kia.
Volvo XC60 | SEGMENT 2 | #183
Gregg Stebben, Host of Men's Health Live and Pop Tech Radio, joins us to review the Volvo XC60, a self driving car with adaptive cruise control.
Apple Automotive? | SEGMENT 3 | #183
We continue the discussion about the Volvo XC60 with Gregg Stebben. Fully autonomous cars are on the horizon and coming fast, and Apple just might be trying to get in on the auto industry.
Yester-tech vs. Future-Tech | SEGMENT 4 | #183
Alan reads us some news from Edmunds.com saying used car prices are at record levels. The dialogue about Apple continues; will they become a car company or just tackle the connected dash?
Nice for the Price | SEGMENT 5 | #183
BJ Killeen gives us her review of the Hyundai Sonata Sport, a mid-sized vehicle with a nice interior for a lower price point.
BMW 428i xDrive Gran Coupe | SEGMENT 6 | #183
Trivia: What year did "Dumb and Dumber" come out? Then, Alan gives his review of the 2015 BMW 428i xDrive Gran Coupe and is not thoroughly impressed with the engine, although it is a beautiful car.
Aston Martin Winter Driving | SEGMENT 7 | #183
Karl Brauer, Senior Director of Insights at KBB, talks about his fun experience at Aston Martin's Winter Driving School. It's like drifting with less effort and nothing to crash into, Karl tells us.
Honda CRV and HRV | SEGMENT 8 | #183
KBB's Karl Brauer talks with us about the Honda CRV, the best selling car in its class, and it's newly conceived little brother, the HRV. Also, Karl also gives his opinion on Apple's next move.
About that Dash | SEGMENT 9 | #183
Apple's not the only company that wants in on the connected dash, Microsoft has been working on it for much longer. Also, we solemnly swear to drag Dick Messer into the future of technology.
McCormick's Auction | SEGMENT 10 | #183
Josh Hancock of JoshCAR is joining us from McCormick's Auction, a two and a half day automotive auction in Palm Springs, California. McCormick's Auction has a lot of rare classic cars, depending on who died recently, according to Josh.
Cheep Classic Reserve | SEGMENT 11 | #183
Josh Hancock of JoshCAR describes the array of cars at McCormick's Auction. Anything classic can be found there, from 1942 Military Jeep to a '57 Nash Metropolitan, McCormick's has it all.
MPower? | SEGMENT 12 | #183
Alan has been driving the BMW 428i Hatchback and he's been noticing some blind spots. Although the car is great looking, he feels it lacks a little power.
Tierra Del Sol | SEGMENT 13 | #183
Chris Duke, Host of Motorz TV, tells us about an upcoming off-roading event at Tierra Del Sol, California that's been going on for 53 years. BJ recalls her experience off-roading on the Rubicon trail.
Off-Roading Experience | SEGMENT 14 | #183
Chris Duke, Host of Motorz TV, gives us the details on the Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari off-roading event. Alan gives us a tip from his own personal experience: always wear a catheter while you're racing.
Hands to Yourself | SEGMENT 15 | #183
"If you want to play the game you had better be a good boy," Alan remarks on Kurt Busch's indefinite suspension from NASCAR for beating his former girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll.
Speech Recognition | SEGMENT 16 | #183
Darren Clarke of Sensory Inc. admits that voice recognition technology is bad right now, but he assures us it is only going to get better.
Embedded Recognition | SEGMENT 17 | #183
Sensory Inc specializes in embedded speech recognition; it doesn't need to connect to the cloud to understand you. Alan asks Darren Clarke about privacy vulnerabilities.
History of GAS | SEGMENT 18 | #183
As we close we give our sponsors loads of love, and then Brandon Boeckmann gives us a brief history of Galpin Auto Sports.
Cool Cars, Lawsuits, and Shenanigans | FULL EPISODE | #182
Alan and BJ finally catch up with Dick Messer who has apparently been role playing as Farmer Dick all this time. We discuss a wide array of topics, from Cars and Coffee events, to man kisses, to the amazing cars of the Chicago International Auto Show....
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