Main theme: We discuss AAA’s recent study on the reliability of pedestrian detection systems. The auto group says these advanced safety systems are valuable and hold promise for consumers, but the technology still has a ways to go.

Driven this week: 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

Audience questions:

  • Should I trust my mechanic or the owner’s manual when it comes to changing brake fluid?
  • After puncturing a tire, should I replace just the one tire, or two?
  • What are CR’s opinions on the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer?
Talking Cars panelists Gabe Shenhar, Mike Monticello, and Ryan Pszczolkowski
Panelists: Gabe Shenhar, Mike Monticello, and Ryan Pszczolkowski

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 (log-in required) and video on YouTube.

• California Emissions, Ford Escape, episode 222
• Lincoln Aviator, episode 221
• Audience Questions, episode 220
• Audi A6, episode 219
• Subaru Legacy, Emission Standards, episode 218


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