On this week’s episode of the “Talking Cars With Consumer Reports” video podcast:

Main theme: Finding common ground with the naming for advanced car safety systems.

Consumer Reports is a big proponent of the potential safety benefits of features such as automatic emergency braking (AEB) and forward-collision warning (FCW). But these new features are often described with various names in marketing materials. We discuss steps CR is taking to work with government and the auto industry to simplify naming to ensure that car shoppers can find the safety features they seek.

Driven this week: Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. Our auto experts share their initial impressions of this new competitor to the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius Prime.

Viewer questions: The panelists answer questions on reliability ratings, gear selector placement, and reliable cars that offer manual transmissions.  

For more info: Cars With Advanced Safety Systems

Panelists Jake Fisher, Jen Stockburger, and Mike Monticello
Panelists: Jake Fisher, Jen Stockburger, and Mike Monticello

As with other “Talking Cars” episodes, this one is available free through Apple Podcasts. (Subscribe to the audio or video.) You’ll also find the audio on Spotify and video on YouTube.