Main themes: Is the appeal of earning a cup of coffee or an oil change enough incentive to make you want to share your driving information? The panel discusses a new program from Mitsubishi that rewards drivers who share. And our experts talk about the tragedy of children who die in hot cars: how it can happen and tips that may help.

Driven this week: 2018 Nissan Kicks.

Audience questions: Is the dual clutch in Hyundai transmissions a replaceable part? Would it be smart to install key safety features retroactively, instead of only on new cars? Is blind-spot warning a worthwhile option, and isn’t it included in many manufacturers' suites of safety equipment?  

Panelists Keith Barry, Jen Stockburger, and Jon Linkov
Panelists: Keith Barry, Jen Stockburger, and Jon Linkov.

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.

• Special All-Question Episode, episode 158
• Car Tariffs, Chevrolet Blazer, episode 157
• Summer Road-Trip Cars, 2019 Hyundai Veloster, episode 156
• Chrysler Pacifica Shifters, Acura RDX, episode 155
• Four-Cylinder Trucks, ‘Rent’ a Jeep, episode 154


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