AAH #344 – The Supercharger Goes Electric

August 26th, 2016 at 12:36pm

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01:24 – SPECIAL GUEST: Matti Vint, Powertrain R&D, Valeo North America
37:21 – Genesis G90 and Kia Cadenza
44:49 – Tesla’s Bigger Battery: A Faster Way to Bankruptcy?
50:56 – Delphi & Mobileye: Maybe Sergio Was Right About Autonomy Being a Commodity
 
Automakers keep downsizing their engines to meet fuel economy and emissions standards. But smaller engines need some sort of boost to provide the power that drivers need and want. That’s why turbocharging and supercharging have become so popular. Now comes the next step, electric boost. E-turbos and e-superchargers are about to hit the market, and we have an experimental Lincoln MKZ with an e-supercharger in the studio.
 
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; David Zoia, WardsAuto.com; David Welch, Bloomberg

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AD #1931 – Auto Braking Systems Vary Greatly, California Wants Stricter GHG Regs, 1st Autonomous Taxi Launches

August 25th, 2016 at 11:49am

Runtime: 8:58

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- AAA Tests Auto Braking Systems
- California Approves Law to Cut GHGs
- Boosting Octane Boosts Efficiency
- Start-Up Launches 1st Autonomous Taxi
- The Drive Home: Part Two

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AD #1930 – Volvo Trucks Sets 2 World Speed Records, Kia Teases the New Rio, Tesla Boosts Performance & Range

August 24th, 2016 at 11:49am

Runtime: 8:19

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- Tesla Boosts Performance & Range
- The Iron Knight Sets Speed Records
- Olli: The Autonomous Trolley
- Chevy Cavalier Makes A Comeback
- Kia Teases the New Rio
- Opel Ampera-e To Debut In Paris

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AD #1929 – Delphi & Mobileye Join Forces, Americans Not Ready for EVs, Ssangyong Motors Eyes U.S. Market

August 23rd, 2016 at 11:54am

Runtime: 6:46

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- VW Resumes Production
- Bosch to Fight Diesel Allegations
- Delphi & Mobileye to Develop Autonomous Tech
- Classic Car Prices Falling
- Chevy Has a Naming Problem in Korea
- Americans Not Ready for EVs
- Ssangyong Eyes U.S. after Brexit

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AD #1928 – VW Suspends Production Over Supplier Feud, The History Behind the 1st Camaro, Hyundai Teams with Amazon

August 22nd, 2016 at 11:52am

Runtime: 7:47

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- VW Picks the Wrong Fight
- Yeah, It’s Got a HEMI
- Skoda Puts the Gloves On
- Hyundai Teams Up with Amazon For Test Drives
- The History Behind the 1st Camaro

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Shoot Your Car, Win $5,000 – Woodward Ave. 2016

August 19th, 2016 at 4:49pm

Champion Auto Parts is running a contest for those with classic cars or current ones. All you have to do is upload a picture of your “baby” to enter. Laura Soave is the head of Marketing for Federal-Mogul and explains the “King Of The Road” contest that they’re running.

Racing in the Streets, With the Cops Smiling On – Woodward Ave. 2016

August 19th, 2016 at 4:18pm

David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan live an enthusiast’s dream. They’re the hosts of Roadkill, a show that seems to be about working on any kind of car as long as it’s about making it go faster. They’re also the hosts of Roadkill Nights a street racing event on Woodward Avenue (yes it’s legal) in Pontiac, Michigan. What did it take to make street racing legal? They explain.

FCA’s Kuniskis Lights ‘Em Up – Woodward Ave. 2016

August 19th, 2016 at 3:42pm

Most car companies would run away from racing in the streets. At the Woodward Dream Cruise, Dodge is embracing it. They’re not crazy. There’s a sound business plan behind all the madness. Tim Kuniskis, who heads up all passenger car brands for FCA US, explains their street racing strategy, and then lights ‘em up to show he’s not just some talking head.

“Uncle Richie” Wants a SuperBee – Woodward Ave. 2016

August 19th, 2016 at 3:18pm

Richard Rawlings is the consummate car nut. With his own television program Fast N’ Loud he’s also quite the media personality. So when he states that the Woodward Dream Cruise is the event that all other automotive events should be benchmarked, that’s saying something. He also lets it slip that he’s on the lookout for a couple of cars that really mean something to him: a Dodge Superbee and a ’34 Ford.

Old Names, New Faces. Dodge Brings Back Two Historic Nameplates – Woodward Ave. 2016

August 19th, 2016 at 2:46pm

Dodge excels at developing specialty models from existing car lines. Meet the Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona, two iconic names from the brand’s historic racing heritage. Mark Trostle, the head of design for Dodge and SRT, takes us through the how and why they chose the colors and graphics that set these cars apart.




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