- 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
- 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
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.
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.
From 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.”
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.