AD #1666 – FCA Avoids Max Fine, Apple May Borrow i3 Platform, Restoration vs. Preservation

July 27th, 2015 at 11:55am

Runtime: 7:36

- FCA Avoids Max Fine
- FCA Issues 1st Cyber Security Recall
- Hellcat Production Doubled
- Apple May Borrow i3 Platform
- Mazda’s Head of N.A. Design Resigns
- GM Opens Safety Test Site
- Lexus IS Updates
- Restoration vs. Preservation

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AAH #296 – How Tesla & CARB Got Us to Drink the Kool-Aid

July 24th, 2015 at 2:45pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Hacking cars: Serious Issue or Serious Exaggeration?
- Tesla Battery Swap: Is the Million-Dollar Loophole Dead?

SPECIAL GUEST: Larry Moss, Chairman, Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s
- What cars will be at the Concours and why were they chosen?

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Ed Niedermeyer, Daily Kanban

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AD #1665 – 2016 Accord Updates, 1st Wheelchair Accessible SUV, No Timetable for Mazda Diesel

July 24th, 2015 at 11:54am

Runtime: 7:44

- Accord Gets New Styling & Tech
- Honda Opens R&D Lab in Silicon Valley
- First Wheelchair Accessible SUV
- Mazda CX-3 Impressions
- No Timetable for Mazda Diesel in U.S.
- Ford’s New Innovation Center

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ATW #1923 - Ford's New Innovation Center

July 23rd, 2015 at 4:00pm



Raj Nair, Group VP Global Product Development, Ford Motor Company; Dr. Kenneth Washington, VP of Research & Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company; Don Butler, Executive Director, Connected Vehicle and Services, Ford Motor Company. Topic: Ford's Silicon Valley lab.

With so much of today’s engineering revolving around the connected car and autonomy, many automakers are setting up shop in Silicon Valley including Detroit Three member Ford. Autoline went west to take a sneak peek and see what Ford is developing in the midst of its neighbors like Google, Tesla & Apple.

Host John McElroy talks with Ford executives Raj Nair, Ken Washington & Don Butler about how this lab will impact future product. In addition, he takes you for a quick tour behind the scenes at some of the experiments being done within the walls of this high tech lab.

AD #1664 – Daimler Mints Money, GM’s Mediocre Numbers, Lincoln Mark IX in Development

July 23rd, 2015 at 12:01pm

Runtime: 7:16

- Daimler Mints Money
- GM’s Mediocre Numbers
- Top Brands in the U.S.
- Lincoln Mark IX in Development
- Shelby GT350 HUD Shift Light Indicator
- Automotive Hall of Fame Inductees

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Auto Tune: “How Long Can She Last (Going That Fast)” by Webb Wilder & the Beatnecks

July 22nd, 2015 at 3:00pm

Driving, riding, roads and of course cars themselves have all been immortalized by writers, composers and musicians around the world. Auto Tune is our way to spotlight a unique transportation song to celebrate these “ridden” gems along with the artists or composers who crafted them. Some you may know, many we’re sure you don’t.

Webb_WilderFrom the moment I first heard the line in that deep Mississippi drawl, “her Daddy bought a baby blue Duster when she turned 17,” I was a Webb Wilder fan for life.

The Wilder persona was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi as part of a film project but then grew into a band and a rather successful one at that. No one is ever going to confuse Webb and U2, but with a portfolio of over ten albums, many of them devoted to original songs about cars or travel, how can you argue with a guy who bills himself as “The Last of the Full Grown Men.”

How Long Can She Last” comes from Webb’s very first album in the late ‘80s called “It Came From Nashville,” but don’t let that title confuse you. This music is full-throttle rock n’ roll with maybe a little southern seasoning. You just might want to “pick up on it” as Webb says. Then again after a few listens you just may want to memorize the Webb Wilder Credo yourself.

“Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard, grow big, wear glasses if you need ‘em.”

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AD #1663 – Vipers Are Endangered, Telematics M&A Action, UConnect Hack Attack

July 22nd, 2015 at 11:55am

Runtime: 8:14

- Viper on the Endangered Species List
- UConnect Hack Attack
- Telematics M&A
- Infiniti Shows the “Real” Q30
- John McElroy Responds to Your Comments and Queries

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AD #1662 – FCA Faces Big Fine, Apple Betts on Cars, Germans Shun Silicon Valley

July 21st, 2015 at 11:49am

Runtime: 7:19

- FCA Faces Big Fine
- Apple Betts on Cars
- Luxury Brand Rankings
- U-M’s Potemkin Village
- Long Loans: New Normal
- Germans Shun Silicon Valley

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AD #1661 – The Top 5 U.S. Brands, Baojun’s First SUV, FCA Takes Bids for Magneti Marelli

July 20th, 2015 at 11:51am

Runtime: 8:01

- Magneti Marelli for Sale?
- Baojun’s Home Grown 560
- Top Five American Brands
- Tesla’s Tuner Mods
- How BMW Simplified Carbon Fiber Repairs

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AAH #295 – Lessons Learned from the BMW i3

July 17th, 2015 at 4:04pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Silverado/Sierra: New faces for ’16. How clever is this?
- Sergio Shows His Elbows: The start of UAW negotiations
- Magna Gets Getrag: “Every vehicle has and will have a transmission in the foreseeable future”

SPECIAL GUEST: John Kelly, BMW Product Manager
- Join us as we take a deep dive into the BMW i3.

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Gary Witzenburg, Freelance Auto Writer.

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