Main theme: We discuss the announcement that the European Union may require features such as forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking to be standard on all new vehicles starting in 2020. The EU is also looking to make intelligent speed assistance standard. Those systems keep a car from exceeding the posted speed limit of the road it's on.

Driven this week: 2020 Kia Telluride

Audience questions:

  • How does where a car is driven affect its reliability?
  • What do the numbers and codes along the side of a tire mean?
  • Why are black car interiors so popular?
  • How does the federal EV tax credit work?
Panelists Mike Quincy, Jon Linkov, and Mike Monticello
Panelists: Mike Quincy, Jon Linkov, 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.

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• Tesla News, BMW 3 Series, episode 194
• Volvo Top Speeds, Cadillac XT4, episode 193
• The New Ford Ranger, Fate of CR Test Cars, episode 192
• 2019 Autos Spotlight, episode 191


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