2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 2 Series, People trust autonomous cars



Episode #334 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Jeff Ross talk about the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the BMW 2 Series recently snagged by spy photographers, and a new study that indicates public support for autonomous automobiles. We wrap up with your questions and comments, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. You can follow along after the jump with our Q&A. Thanks for listening!

Autoblog Podcast #334:


Topics: In the Autoblog Garage: Hosts: Dan Roth, Zach Bowman, Jeff Ross

Runtime: 01:35:28
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      kerplunknetx
      • 1 Year Ago
      Love the show, but please step up the professionalism just a little: Everyone get headsets (external microphones) so we don't have to hear you typing on your laptop. STOP WITH THE INSTANT MESSENGER SOUNDS
        audiohack
        • 1 Year Ago
        @kerplunknetx
        we are all on headsets - I'll make sure I tell instant messenger to STFU next week. -Dan
          kerplunknetx
          • 1 Year Ago
          @audiohack
          Thanks, Dan. I only criticize because I care! Keep up the great work
      tmkarab
      • 1 Year Ago
      Zach should take a week off...or a year. In fact all of you sounded miserable...did someone shoot your dog? Hey Zach can you actual review the Civic objectively and set aside your 'rose-colored glasses' from Honda's glory days and just tell us how the car actually drives!? At least Dan did as much and actually found it drove at least as good if not better than the Easter basket-colored Dart.
        audiohack
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tmkarab
        Drove better than the Dart. The Dart was more luxurious, for sure, but the Civic is a lot lighter and felt as much, and it felt really tossable, while the Dart didn't want to be bothered. They're both good cars, but I found that there's still a Civic at the core of the Civic, you know? Also - 35 mpg being completely unkind to it for a week. -Dan
        WheelMcCoy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tmkarab
        Having owned a 1987 Integra, I don't mind indulging in a little of Honda's glory days. But yes, Zach seems a little burned out. He's starting to sound like Dan Roth but is too young to say "Get off my lawn!". :)
      kb
      • 1 Year Ago
      I too must echo the request to PLEASE silence the keyboard clunking and IM sounds during the podcast. Otherwise, I enjoy the podcast, thanks for doing it guys!
      Matt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Are you serious . . constant Skype pings going off, typing noises....?? professionalism?
      JJEFFNC
      • 1 Year Ago
      Love the podcast, been listening for years. I think Jeff is doing better. To start, he stayed a little too quiet. Liked how he called Dan out a little toward the end of this week's podcast. That's the rub without Shunk. Dan needs others to tell him when his jokes are flat and keep the podcast moving. Jeff nor Zach (has done this in the past) seems to push the podcast forward when Dan goes off on one of his tangents that no one follows. I miss Chris' straight man to Dan's half comic routine. I have noticed that Dan does a little better at letting others (especially his guests) get their thought out before he runs over them, but he needs another strong personality to balance his.
      kerplunknetx
      • 1 Year Ago
      Please......... No more Jeff Ross on this show.
        WheelMcCoy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @kerplunknetx
        So far, the combination I like best (post Chris Shunk) is Dan Roth, Zack Bowman, and Steven Ewing. There was one episode where the 3 of them had me cracking up -- they were talking about matte paint I think.
        nardvark
        • 1 Year Ago
        @kerplunknetx
        Actually I think Jeff is starting to open up a bit and become more entertaining. Seemed sort of shy for a while.