AD #1663 – Vipers Are Endangered, Telematics M&A Action, UConnect Hack Attack

July 22nd, 2015 at 11:55am

Runtime: 8:14

- Viper on the Endangered Species List
- UConnect Hack Attack
- Telematics M&A
- Infiniti Shows the “Real” Q30
- John McElroy Responds to Your Comments and Queries

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AD #1662 – FCA Faces Big Fine, Apple Betts on Cars, Germans Shun Silicon Valley

July 21st, 2015 at 11:49am

Runtime: 7:19

- FCA Faces Big Fine
- Apple Betts on Cars
- Luxury Brand Rankings
- U-M’s Potemkin Village
- Long Loans: New Normal
- Germans Shun Silicon Valley

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AD #1661 – The Top 5 U.S. Brands, Baojun’s First SUV, FCA Takes Bids for Magneti Marelli

July 20th, 2015 at 11:51am

Runtime: 8:01

- Magneti Marelli for Sale?
- Baojun’s Home Grown 560
- Top Five American Brands
- Tesla’s Tuner Mods
- How BMW Simplified Carbon Fiber Repairs

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AAH #295 – Lessons Learned from the BMW i3

July 17th, 2015 at 4:04pm

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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.

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AD #1660 – First Look: 2016 Hyundai Tucson, Nissan to Use LG Batteries, GMC Sierra Updates

July 17th, 2015 at 11:53am

Runtime: 7:14

- Nissan to Dump NEC, Go with LG
- Magna Buys Getrag
- Big Rig Sales Peak?
- 2016 Hyundai Tucson
- GMC Sierra Updates
- UAW Contract Negotiations

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ATW #1922 - The Labor Landscape 2015

July 16th, 2015 at 4:00pm



Kristin Dziczek, Center for Automotive Research, Art Schwartz, Labor & Economics Associates, Robert Chiaravalli, Strategic Labor & Human Resources. Topic: UAW contract negotiations.

With auto sales going gangbusters you’d think it’s the perfect time for the United Auto Workers to sit down and talk a new contract, right? The union gave up a lot to keep GM & Chrysler alive – along with its members’ jobs – but with the automotive landscape changing daily with CAFE numbers, the growth of Mexico and autonomy, there’s a lot to talk about.

Joining host John McElroy on his panel to discuss where the talks could be going are Kristin Dziczek, Center for Automotive Research (CAR), Former GM labor negotiator Art Schwartz from Labor & Economics Associates and Robert Chiaravalli from Strategic Labor & Human Resources.

AD #1659 – Sales Threatened by Wage Growth, Tesla Tops Jag, Freightliner Autonomy

July 16th, 2015 at 11:41am

Runtime: 9:05

- Wage Growth is the Biggest Threat to Sales
- Diesel Sales Stall Out
- Tesla Tops Jaguar
- VR and 3D Printing Make Factories Safer
- Freightliner’s Autonomous Truck

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Auto Tune: “Like A Ship (Without A Sail)” by Pastor P.L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir

July 15th, 2015 at 3:00pm

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.

TLBarrettCover“One of the most important albums ever made. Ranks right up there with What’s Going On, Dark Side Of The Moon, and Pet Sounds as a flawlessly executed vision brought to life in perfect harmony. Enriches the soul and expands the mind.”
- Jim James, My Morning Jacket

“The most euphoric celebratory music that makes you want to jump around the house and explode with joy.”
- Colin Greenwood, Radiohead

“Like A Ship evokes the Beach Boys’ ’ ‘Til I Die’ and Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.’ ”
- Spin

I figured I would let the music professionals give their opinions on the importance of this work. Some have compared this album as Gospel Music’s version of “Pet Sounds.” I don’t think Brian Wilson would mind at all.

I won’t waste your time giving you a lot of background about Pastor Barrett, a complicated figure for sure — coming from the South Side of Chicago who isn’t? But in 1971, he took his love of gospel music and worked with a friend at Chicago’s classic blues label Chess Records to bring “Like A Ship” to life. I would challenge everyone to listen to this song about rebirth and not be moved.

- Chip Drake, Executive Producer, Autoline

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AD #1658 – Minivan Sales Slump, Acura NSX Tackles Pikes Peak, EcoSport Likely Heading to MI

July 15th, 2015 at 12:01pm

Runtime: 8:29

- Ford EcoSport Likely Heading to MI
- Volvo Takes Over Polestar
- BorgWarner Acquires Remy
- Minivan Sales Slump
- Acura NSX Tackles Pikes Peak
- Gender Car Color Preferences
- You Said It!

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AD #1657 – Silverado Gets a Facelift, ZF Converts FWD to PHEV, Plastic Roads!?

July 14th, 2015 at 11:45am

Runtime: 6:37

- Chevy Silverado Refreshed for 2016
- Opel Jumps on Ride Sharing Bandwagon
- ZF’s Electric Twist Beam Axle
- Subaru Disagrees with Merger Talk
- Big Trucks Continue Climb
- Plastic Roads!?

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