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#80, Elon Musk, Toyota Camry and WeatherTech Raceway

The Tu Simple electric truck was showcased at the recent GTU conference in San Jose, California.

There’s never a dull moment in the automotive industry — recalls to new technology, debuting vehicles to car shows. In many ways, the world revolves around transportation.

 Co-hosts Bruch Aldrich and James Raia discuss several issues on Episode #80 of The Weekly Driver Podcast.

The Tu Simple electric truck was showcased at the recent GTU conference in San Jose, California.
The Tu Simple autonomous truck was displayed the GTU conference in San Jose, Calif. Image © James Raia/2019

As a weekly automotive columnist for Bay Area News Group (the San Jose Mercury and East Bay Times in Walnut Creek), I periodically receive letters from readers. Last week, two letters referenced my recent review of the 2019 Toyota Camry. Another reader emailed asking advice about her ailing more than 20-year-old Ford Escort. Bruce has the perfect answers.

We also discuss several other topics:

* The latest maneuverings of Elon Musk, the always controversial founder of Tesla;

* The new automotive season at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. (It will conclude in September with the return of IndyCar racing;

* A recap of our recent visit to the GTU Technology Conference in San Jose, California.

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