The newest episode of Garage 419 is up and The Driver, Alex Roy, had a chance to sit down with the inimitable director of Gran Turismo, Kazunori Yamauchi. The topics of conversation range from new cars, weather modeling, vehicle dynamics, plans for damage ('bout time), Mr. Yamauchi's favorite track (hint: it's in Germany) and that fact that he plays Gran Turismo every day. Can you say dream job?

Towards the end of the interview, Herr Roy and Kazunori-san discuss the merits of simulators in driver training and the abysmal education standards for drivers here in the U.S. Both of them agree that Gran Turismo would be a great tool for beginning drivers and veterans alike. It would sure beat the Hell out of sitting through some of the utterly useless traffic schools courses we've been forced to endure.

Check the video after the jump – we're going to hook up the steering wheel to our PS3 now.

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