Four wheel drive can get you going faster, but it won’t stop you any faster. Lee Anne joins in to tell us about Auburn University’s Autonomous Tiger Racing team and the quest to advance autonomous driving technologies. Mickey rants about the dubious need to carry your license and proof of insurance with you as you drive. Dave can fly a plane! Ben confesses he made a mad driver dash on a suspended license. Mickey’s dreams are crushed, but then they’re resurrected. Dave wants to discuss the brand, Stellantis.
Guest Robert Drake wants to talk more about the labeling of battery terminals, and asks “What is it about a Dodge Charger that makes some idiot think they’re immune to traffic laws?” Mickey brings up a security question for keyless entry vehicles. Dawn is On The Autobahn. Her window is fixed, but the seatbelt is broken. And the CD changer is not doing well, either. Mickey grinds some gears and the words “nasal deployed meatball armature” get worked into the conversation.
Loxley Browne from Athena Racing joins, Mickey, Misty & Ben. We explore Athena Racing’s dedication to giving opportunities to girls. Athena Racing is the all-girls STEM education program applying STEM principles to the track and life. You can learn more about them at athenaracing.org. In the News, Misty dishes on Formula One livery designs; talent turnover within F1 racing teams; and then just starts picking random fights with her husband. In That New Car Smell, Ben talks about Rivian’s electric trucks and SUVs, which should be out later this year. Lotus is bringing out an SUV? There are some spy photos boiling up of other new models, and Tesla’s new cyber-truck terrifies Mickey. And, who did China beat at car building in 2019?