ATW #2424 – The Chinese Challenge

August 13th, 2020 at 12:25pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 08/13 @ 01:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 08/23 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Michael Dunne, ZoZo Go
Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press
Jamie Butters, Automotive News
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Just a few years ago, the Chinese economy and auto industry were booming. Foreign automakers and suppliers rushed in with massive investments. Today things do not look as promising. Michael Dunne, Founder of ZoZo Go, talks about the changes and the pitfalls ahead.

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AD #2895 – Hyundai Rejects Nikola; U.S. Production Recovery at Risk; Ford Bronco Customer Lifestyle Concepts

August 13th, 2020 at 11:52am

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Runtime: 9:22

0:07 Hyundai Rejects Nikola’s Bid to Collaborate
0:33 New Trading Platform for Low Carbon Aluminum Proposed
1:21 U.S. Production Recovery at Risk
2:12 Coronavirus Impacts GM in Brazil
3:18 GM to Hand Off Ventilator Production
3:59 Challenger Gets Another Performance Variant
5:49 Ford Reveals Bronco Customer Lifestyle Concepts
7:47 Farout Concept is a Gladiator Geared for Overlanding
8:31 Ram Going After Raptor with 1500 TRX

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A High-Schooler’s Thoughts on Automation – Autoline Exclusives

August 12th, 2020 at 3:45pm

You’ll often hear us say the auto industry needs to do a better job of attracting young talent, so we went and got some young talent to talk to. Girish Kotagiri is a high-school student who gives us some insight into a paper he recently wrote, called ‘Automation & AI in Manufacturing.’ Girish also has something in common with interviewer Sean McElroy, but you’ll have to watch to find out…

AD #2894 – Bentley Reveals the Ultimate Bentayga; CATL Battery Breakthrough; Is This GM’s 1st OTA Update?

August 12th, 2020 at 11:59am

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Runtime: 10:30

0:07 Tesla Announces Dividend for Shareholders
0:52 CATL Battery Breakthrough
1:33 U.S. Federal Reserve Buys OEM Finance Arm Bonds
3:09 Is This GM’s First OTA Update?
3:59 Polestar Details Sales Process in North America
5:03 Skoda Shares ENYAQ iV Sketches
5:34 VW ID.3 Uses Vitesco Drive Control Unit
6:22 Jeep Names Top Canine Finalists
7:14 Hyundai & Aptiv Name JV “Motional”
7:48 Bentley Introduces the Ultimate Bentayga
8:45 Bentley Developing E-Axle

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AD #2893 – Civic Type R Impressions; Lucid Claims Top Spot in EV Range; Nikola Scores Garbage Truck Contract

August 11th, 2020 at 11:53am

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Runtime: 10:21

0:35 China Car Market on The Mend
1:35 Nikola Scores Garbage Truck Contract
2:03 Lucid Claims Top Spot in EV Range
3:37 Startups Raise Money Easier Than OEMs
4:43 Traditional OEMs Will Make Their Own Batteries
6:02 JLR Teaches AVs To Avoid Car Sickness
7:27 All New Civic Coming Next Year
7:39 Honda Civic Type R Is an Impressive Performance Machine

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AD #2892 – Hyundai Launches Ioniq EV Brand; Mahindra North America In Trouble; Fisker Signs Deal with Magna

August 10th, 2020 at 11:31am

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Runtime: 8:06

0:07 Hyundai Launches Ioniq EV Brand
1:05 Our Ioniq Insight
2:56 Mahindra North America In Trouble
4:08 Geely To Use Volvo Platforms Across Brands
5:01 Opel Uses Blue Light to Indicate Green Driving
5:54 Mobility Service Revenue Takes Huge Hit
6:40 Fisker Signs Tentative Manufacturing Deal with Magna

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AD #2891 – Why Is GM Showing Off the Lyriq Now?; Kia Sonet Revealed; Electrified Vehicle Sales Up in July

August 7th, 2020 at 11:57am

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Runtime: 13:10

0:23 Cadillac Lyriq Unveiled
2:50 Why Is GM Showing Off the Lyriq Now?
4:23 Electrified Vehicle Sales Up in July
5:26 Why Reverse Mergers Are Becoming Popular
7:20 Kia Sonet Revealed
9:13 Vibracoustic Engine Mount Reduces Noise
10:19 Nissan Introduces New Stock Based Compensation Plan
10:54 Raised White Letter Tire Feedback

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AAH #520 – All About Genesis

August 7th, 2020 at 10:00am

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GUEST:
Mark Del Rosso
CEO, Genesis Motor North America

TOPICS:
03:57 – Genesis

33:09 – What Will Farley Mean for Ford?
56:17 – Levandowski: Don’t Do the Crime If You Can’t Do the Time
59:43 – Karma Being Sued
1:07:05 – bp Loses $6.7-billion in Q2: COVID or Environment?

PANEL:
- Keith Naughton,
Bloomberg News
- Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AD #2890 – U.S. Sales May Never Recover; Mercedes Picks CATL’s Cell-to-Pack Batteries; Cheap Cars Disappearing

August 6th, 2020 at 12:00pm

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Runtime: 11:47

0:07 U.S. Sales May Never Recover
1:29 Chinese EV Startups Turn to U.S. to Raise Money
2:27 Toyota Manages to Turn a Profit
3:54 Mercedes to Use CATL’s Cell-to-Pack Battery Design
4:39 Electric Semi Trailer Coming Out
5:14 SEMA Cancels In-Person Show
5:28 Cheap Cars Disappearing
6:43 Audi Reveals More Powerful Vehicle Dynamics Computer
8:08 Audi Board Member Indicted for Diesel Cheating Roles
8:34 FCA to Recall a Million Vehicles for Exceeding Emissions
9:06 New 4-Cylinder Greatly Improves the G80′s Fuel Economy
10:13 Do Vehicles Look Better w/ Raised White Letter Tires?

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CAR MBS 2020: Day 2 Afternoon Recap

August 5th, 2020 at 5:13pm

The Management Briefing Seminars put on by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), like so many other events, has gone virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic and so has our coverage of the conference. Our recap of the afternoon features Carla Bailo and Edgar Faler from CAR who talk about autonomy and how it might be better suited for use in the trucking industry before we start seeing self-driving cars in the showroom. That’s followed up by CAR’s Kristin Dziczek and Bernard Swiecki who provide an outlook for the industry. Is it good? Is it bad? Find out now…