After joining Ford in 1996, she's worked through several roles and is currently Product Engineer for Collision Avoidance and Driver Support Technologies a.k.a. helping keep Ford drivers safe.
Jessica Caldwell and I first met on a media drive in San Diego. By luck of the draw, we ended up as drive partners for the Toyota Prius C program, and we quickly discovered how many similarities we had — such as our love for 90’s music, sarcastic wit, and a good laugh. Jessica is a well-known analyst in the automotive world, often quoted in the news from her post as Executive Director, Strategic Analytics, at Edmunds.com.
Needless to say, Jessica is one smart cookie, let’s find out if that translates to her driving style…
How I Drive | Profile of Jessica Caldwell of Edmunds.comLocation: Santa Monica, CA
Daily Driver: 1980 Mercedes-Benz 240D
Time Spent Driving/day: ~30 minutes
Road Most Traveled: Santa Monica & Wilshire Blvd, Montana Ave
Driving Style in One Word: Beast Mode
In-Car Must-Haves: A clock – I don’t like to be late! And in my weekend car, I enjoy the rear view and blind spot cameras.
Driving Tunes: Era appropriate music for my car like Lionel Ritchie and Earth, Wind & Fire.
Time-saving technique: Driving an old car saves time parking – I will park my car ANYWHERE without worrying about door and fender dings.
Hanging from rear view: Nada.
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