At the #RedlineIce2020 event, we drove several vehicles from varied manufacturers on the snow and ice in Colorado to test safety systems. One of the people behind that event was Brian Peterson, a professional racer turned instructor who designed the courses we used to test those safety systems. And have a little fun. Because, well, sliding through the snow is a lot of fun when your sleigh has 300 horsepower..
Brian walks us through the process of planning the course, what they did to test their plans, and what kind of music he cranks while doing this sort of thing. Check it out!
See our Redline Ice results here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBKIQy8SuU4&t=39s
In this video, Aaron answers a question from a teenager that wants to know what kind of big changes are happening in automotive right now. Changes that are changing the industry. Heidi’s question results in a good-sized list of things that are trending and making big waves, industry-wide.
Both Aaron and Kristin talk about the new Jeep pickup truck, the Gladiator. After having driven most of the renditions available for this truck and having spent a fair amount of time with it, Drive Mode is in agreement that the 2020 Gladiator is legendary.
At the Chicago Auto Show, we got a sneak peek at the newest generation of FCA’s infotainment system. Called UConnect 5, this interface is far superior of the already excellent UConnect 4 in vehicles now. Chrysler’s Vince Galante walks us through the new system and how it operates 5 times faster than the current. All with a simpler user experience for easier and safer use.
Kristin gets into the new Toyota Highlander Hybrid with fellow journalist Harvey Briggs and talks about the new crossover and its three rows of fuel efficiency. What’s new? How’s the value? Can it rock? All questions answered here.
We cornered a Chrysler sound system expert and talked about stereo options in the new Pacifica. Turns out, there are four options and one of them has not just a subwoofer, but 20 (yes, 20!) speakers. Check it out!