AAH #396 – Magna’s Supermarket of Automotive Technology

October 20th, 2017 at 10:40am

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TODAY’S TOPIC: Magna International

NEWS:
01:53 – SPECIAL GUEST: Swamy Kotagiri, CTO, Magna
34:10 – Dr. Data
37:16 – Polestar:
Tesla isn’t the only company that needs to worry about this
49:10 – F Series:
Named Truck of Texas… and 1.3-million are recalled
56:30 – Cruise Automation
makes impressive progress

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; David Welch, Bloomberg

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ATW #2132 - Is America in Danger of Losing its Wanderlust?

October 19th, 2017 at 4:00pm



Peter DeLorenzo, The Autoextremist; McKeel Hagerty, Hagerty Insurance; Mark Gessler, Historic Vehicle Association. Topic: Wanderlust in Danger?

So much of what the country is, can be traced to transportation: especially the car. And boy do we love to drive. But with all the talk of mobility services and autonomy, some worry that our wanderlust will wither if we’re not driving for enjoyment anymore. Join John and noted transportation author Peter DeLorenzo, McKeel Hagerty of the Hagerty Group and Mark Gessler from the Historic Vehicle Association for a fascinating discussion of what driving does for Americans.

AD #2215 – Small Overlap Test Moves to Passengers, Math Formula for Validating Robo Cars, Smart Seats for Ride-Sharing

October 19th, 2017 at 12:02pm

Runtime: 7:28

0:29 Car2Go Adds More Mercedes Vehicles
1:28 Shell UK Adds EV Chargers
2:50 Intel & Mobileye Help Validate Autonomous Cars
3:38 Lear Develops Intelligent Seating for Ride-Sharing
4:58 IIHS Adds Small Overlap Test for Passenger Side
6:06 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Midnight & Dusk Edition

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AD #2214 – The End of the ICE?, GM Wants to Test AVs in NYC, There’s How Many Cars on Plant Earth!?

October 18th, 2017 at 11:42am

Runtime: 9:13

0:27 GM Wants to Test AVs in NYC
1:11 GM Won’t Spin Off AV Business
1:37 There’s How Many Cars on Plant Earth!?
2:59 Toyota’s Fuel Cell Concepts
4:43 The End of the ICE?
5:25 Mark Fields Finds New Job
6:16 Why Wall Street Backs GM Not Ford

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AD #2213 – Polestar Reveals Its First Car, Daimler Tests Autonomous Snow Plows, Lamborghini Doubles Production in Italy

October 17th, 2017 at 11:39am

Runtime: 7:08

0:28 GM CAMI Workers End Strike
1:14 Daimler Develops Robo Snow Plows
1:58 Tesla Changes Plug Ports for China
2:54 Polestar Launches First Production Car
3:29 Geely & Volvo Make Big Investment in Polestar
3:59 Polestar Spinoff Makes Sense
5:01 Japanese SUVs Climb the Charts
5:39 Lamborghini Doubles Production Capacity

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AD #2212 – Toyota Reveals Futuristic Concepts, Daimler Splits into Three Companies, Honda Gets an L for Effort

October 16th, 2017 at 11:50am

Runtime: 7:19

0:29 Daimler Splits into Three Companies
1:14 Toyota & Mazda Seek $1B for New U.S. Plant
2:20 Toyota Reveals Futuristic Concepts
3:27 Honda Gets an L for Effort
4:15 NXP Unveils New Electronic Architecture
5:24 Mexican Car Sales Get All Shook Up
5:47 Why They’re Called Precious Metals

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AD #2211 – BMW Develops Connected Motorcycle, GM Cuts More Production, Toyota Set To Test Fuel-Cell Semi

October 13th, 2017 at 11:49am

Runtime: 7:26

0:27 GM Cuts More Production
1:10 GM’s Standoff with Unifor Continues
1:49 Big Truck Sales Up In September
2:47 BMW Develops Connected Motorcycle
3:46 Toyota Set To Test Fuel-Cell Semi
5:02 Suppliers Swap Interiors Business

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AAH #395 – Wall Street Loves The OEMs Again

October 13th, 2017 at 10:54am

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NEWS:
03:15 – Auto stocks back in fashion
12:20 – Could FCA sell Jeep?
14:03 – Ford’s Wall Street Presentation
19:58 – Mass recharging in a city… is it possible?
31:12 – Doctor Data
33:05 – Canadian Equinox Plant on Strike
43:05 – Volt sales decline as Bolt EV sales increase
51:50 – GM Buys a LiDAR Company: Why?
57:30 – Who will have the first EV Minivan?

PANEL: Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Keith Naughton, Bloomberg.com; Jeff Gilbert, CBS Radio; Sam Abuelsamid, Navigant Research

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ATW #2131 - Lear Takes Off

October 12th, 2017 at 4:00pm



Matt Simoncini, Lear; Joe White, Reuters; Chester Dawson, The Wall Street Journal. Topic: Lear.

John McElroy invites the head of Tier One Supplier Lear Corporation to join him on the panel to talk about the current state and future of the auto industry from a supplier’s perspective.

AD #2210 – Toyota to Halve Japanese Lineup, California to Allow Driver-Less AV Tests, Lear Creates Intelligent Seat

October 12th, 2017 at 11:40am

Runtime: 8:01

0:30 Toyota to Cut Japanese Lineup in Half
1:18 VW Will Invest in Electric Commercial Vehicles
1:42 VW to Consolidate Parts Making
2:10 California May Allow AV Testing w/o Driver
3:04 Lear’s Intu Intelligent Seating
4:21 Mitsubishi Develops New Lighting Solution
5:45 VTOLs Won’t Get in the Way

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