AAH #632 – High-Tech Simulators: The Path to Zero Prototypes

January 26th, 2023 at 2:57pm

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Michael Hoffmann, Senior Expert, Simulation Driven Development, VI-grade

Automakers spend a fortune building prototypes when developing new cars and trucks. They have to smash, bash and crash them to make sure they meet their design specs. But what if you could get rid of prototypes through simulation? That’s why we’ve got Michael Hoffmann from VI-grade, which has some of the coolest driving simulators in the world. Their goal is zero prototypes. So, can it be done?

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Gary Vasilash, on Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AD #3492 – Tesla Posts Record Profits; Porsche’s Retro EV Concept; CR: Ford BlueCruise Better Than Autopilot

January 26th, 2023 at 11:48am

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Runtime: 10:30

0:00 Tesla Posts Record Profits
1:10 Akio Toyoda Stepping Down
2:00 Manchin Adamant EV Subsidies Only For “Made in USA”
3:37 Renault EV Retrofit Kit for Old Cars
4:30 Ford Expands Pick Up & Delivery Service
5:15 Porsche’s Retro EV Concept
6:46 Consumer Reports: Ford BlueCruise Better Than Autopilot
7:38 Peugeot Going 100% Electric by 2030
8:32 NIO Hits 60,000 Swaps/Day

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AD #3491 – VW Developing Ranger Based EV Pickup; Tesla Expands Nevada Gigafactory; BMW Launches New M3

January 25th, 2023 at 12:00pm

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Runtime: 9:28

0:08 Tesla Expands Nevada Gigafactory
0:51 Tesla Now Qualifies for Full German EV Incentives
1:32 VW Developing Ford Ranger Based EV Pickup
3:02 Adient Slashes Environmental Impact
3:46 BMW Launches New High-Performance M3
5:11 Lucid Supplying Formula E with Electric Drive Units
6:33 Ford May Sell German Plant to BYD
7:22 Tire Rack: Aftermarket EV Tires Better Than Factory Tires

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AD #3490 – Honda Creates New BEV Division; Ford Backs Away from EVs with VW; Nissan Eyes Electric Mid-Size Pickup

January 24th, 2023 at 11:55am

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Runtime: 9:35

0:00 Ford Backs Away from EVs with VW
1:26 Ford Could Shrink Footprint in Europe
1:59 Honda Creates New Division to Make BEVs
3:26 Aptera Surrenders, Agrees to DCFC
4:39 Renault to Sell Used Cars Globally
5:13 Nissan Eyes Electric Mid-Size Pickup
6:06 Russia Revives 1963 V8 Engine
7:30 Lightyear Favors Affordable Model
8:05 California Dominates U.S. EV Market

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Cheap & Very Chearful – 2023 Kia Soul

January 23rd, 2023 at 2:42pm

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There’s a trick to making cheap cars not look cheap. It takes jazzy styling, bright colors and good value for the money. That’s the familiar formula that Kia used ever since it introduced the Soul. And it’s working. Sales continue to grow.

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AD #3489 – Tesla’s Eye Popping Profit Margins; Gasoline Demand Peaked, Now Falling; Pickup Owners Shift to SUVs

January 23rd, 2023 at 11:44am

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Runtime: 9:46

0:08 Gasoline Demand Peaked, Now Falling
1:03 Unions Tell Biden To Keep “Made in USA” As Part of IRA
1:58 GM Funds V8s, Quits Battery Plant with LG
3:42 BMW Moves Forward with Solid State Batteries
4:36 Tesla’s Eye Popping Profit Margins
5:47 Aptera Unveils Launch Edition
7:20 Pickup Owners Shift to SUVs
8:09 NHTSA Finds No Defect in Ford Explorers
8:52 Geely Teases Sleek Electric

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AD #3488 – EV Startups at Critical Juncture; Proterra Quits Manufacturing in California; NIO Loses Lawsuit to Audi

January 20th, 2023 at 11:49am

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Runtime: 9:28

0:08 EV Startups at Critical Juncture
0:55 Lucid, Rivian Costs Are Sky High
1:34 Proterra Quits Manufacturing in California
2:32 Alpine Eyes U.S. Market
3:50 Hertz Launches EV Fleet 
4:29 Mercedes Pays €7,300 Profit Sharing
4:54 NIO Loses Trademarks to Audi
6:22 Design A Twingo with AI 
7:15 Honda Going to The Moon!
7:49 Bridgestone Develops 1st All Terrain Tire for Exotics

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AAH #631 – Canada’s Top Secret Project To Make EVs

January 19th, 2023 at 3:01pm

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GUEST:
Flavio Volpe, President, Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association

They call it Project Arrow, and it’s a showcase of Canadian technology to make electric vehicles. Some of that tech is truly groundbreaking. Up to now the project has been kind of hush-hush, but Flavio Volpe, president of Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association, is here to tell us all about it. Renown EV auto journalist John Voelker is also on the show.

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John Voelcker, Car and Driver
Gary Vasilash, on Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AD #3487 – VinFast Offering Deals Because Tesla Cut Prices; Michigan Welcomes Chinese Investment; Shell Buys EV Charging Network

January 19th, 2023 at 11:51am

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Runtime: 10:24

0:00 VinFast Offering Sales Promos to Compete with Tesla
0:44 Michigan Welcomes Chinese Investment
1:46 CATL Starts Making Chassis w/ Integrated Cells
2:45 Shell Buys EV Charging Network
3:21 Winnebago Going Electric
4:26 VW Develops Smart HVAC System
6:52 EV Sales Top 1 Million in the EU
7:48 Mercedes Improves Electrified CLAs
8:32 Porsche Offers Modern Screens for Old Cars
9:17 Cox Automotive Less Optimistic on Sales

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AD #3486 – Corvette Reveals E-Ray; EV Drivers Need to Pay More Road Fees; Tesla Staged Self-Driving Promotion Video

January 18th, 2023 at 11:50am

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Runtime: 11:12

0:08 Tesla Engineer: Company Staged Self-Driving Promotion Video
1:15 GM Appeals Racketeering Case Against FCA To Supreme Court
2:11 Virginia Governor Scraps Ford & CATL Battery Plant
3:37 Corvette Reveals E-Ray Hybrid
5:04 New Hyundai Kona Powertrain Details
6:02 German BMW Owners Can Watch Soccer in Their Car
7:22 U.S. Insurance Rates See Biggest Jump in Six Years
8:35 Automakers Commit to Invest $210 Billion In EVs In the U.S.
9:30 Tesla Orders Spike in China After Price Cuts
10:06 Study Says EV Drivers Need to Pay More Road Fees

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