AD #2020 – High-Tech EGR From BorgWarner, How Industry Can Save Billions, The Next Industrial Revolution

January 9th, 2017 at 11:45am

Runtime: 8:21

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- Living in Perfect Harmony

- Autonomy & Terminology
- High-Tech EGR From BorgWarner
- Cars About to Get a Whole Lot Smarter
- The Next Industrial Revolution

- BMW Body Scanner

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18 Comments to “AD #2020 – High-Tech EGR From BorgWarner, How Industry Can Save Billions, The Next Industrial Revolution”

  1. Chuck Grenci Says:

    One thing I’m thinking when the autonomous cars start making a foothold in the market is that the love of the automobile will start to wane. Smart or not, even the golden oldies still stir the heart. I think we are going to loose a lot of that when the automobile goes utilitarian. It won’t be immediate but I think some will lament the visceral involvement (of old). I will have, of course, made it to the big race-track in the sky by then so I won’t be around to see it (personally). ;)

  2. Barry T Says:

    Wow John, Sean, and Crew – you are obviously off to a busy start to the new year – CES, then Detroit Auto Show AND launching a daily Autoline Chinese channel! Thanks for keeping us up to date!

  3. GM Veteran Says:

    Wow! Those smarter cars of the future sound awfully expensive! No $199 a month leases in that future.

    Those workers in the collaborative robots video look so happy! Blissfully unaware that their jobs are in jeopardy. Reminds me of the passengers dancing after dinner on the Titanic as it was bearing down on the field of icebergs!

  4. C-TECH Says:

    @ #2 I concur!

    It will be interesting how the autonomous car or truck will develop. I personally thought we would see autonomous medium trucks first since they tend to follow regular routes in cities and suburbs and the financial payback may be faster.

  5. Jonathan Says:

    With europes long and hard fought efforts to keep American cars out of Europe and American sales soft…what would be the motivation to give European car manufacturers a 1000 dollar a car production cost reduction?

    The Chinese requirement for joint ventures for cars to be sold in china effectively allowed all intellectual property rights to be nullified?

    I personally see retailitory sales requirements in the United States as a bare minimum …..the taxes shoved down the throats of those who buy American branded products made in America have been brutal…

    The South Koreans long term unwritten rule that if a South Korean bought a foreign car in their home country…the following year an IRS audit would follow…is absurd…

    These nationalistic policies have allowed a country like America whose. Open border and open trade relations have raped this country….

    Get on the trump train guys because there is a new sheriff in town and he says blow me …you co-k suckers!

    You want to sell products in what is still the worlds greatest consumer market….you play by our rules or get the hell out….

    Sorry for the rant….just don’t really like seeing how china ripped off the world intellectual properties with simple trade restrictions …repatriation of profits made over seas is next on Donald trumps agenda….estimated to be around two trillion….with a ten percent tax to bring that money home should do the trick…or so it’s been said…

    Time to invest in america and American workers…and as a side note……move the UN out of NY and set up shop in Detroit….

    Great airports, plenty of available space…give that community an uptick…let NY take back all it’s valuable real estate and my favorite part….send all the dam ambassadors to live in Detroit…..

    Could help real estate values out in Detroit big time….

    Set the UN at the heart of where money is needed most….

    I think it would be an awesome move…how about you guys who live in the surrounding areas… you want the UN and all it’s wonderful dignitaries moving out there….? Would the UN at the heart of downtown Detroit make sense?

    Didn’t the city go from 3 million to 700 k thousand…. this could bring in a lot of business to the city….

  6. Kit Gerhart Says:

    It will take workers, of the highly skilled variety, to keep the robots working, but the total number of employees keeps shrinking. A few days ago, we learned that the Model T plant had 42,000 employees to make 700-some thousand cars a year. Now, it would take 1/10 as many, though the Model T plant had the power plants, etc., and made parts, that would add employees.

  7. Albemarle Says:

    I wish the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers luck in getting the very useful, valuable, and sensible TTIP implemented. With even NAFTA in jeopardy, I think the OEMs are going to be very very busy over the next 4 years dancing to the latest tweetstorm.

    This is not at all good for companies that sell products in the American market. It will hurt profitability and long range planning too. At least with a recession you know what the problem is and can make plans for it.

  8. Kit Gerhart Says:

    5 Cars made in America, for the European market, are sold in Europe. Most such vehicles are made by BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

    There are few other American-made cars that are even made to comply with UE specs, and could be sold in Europe, tax or no tax. The Mustang is about the only truly “American” car that is made for international markets, including RHD for sale in the UK, Australia, and other RHD markets.

    The trump train will go off the track in short order, if his administration follows through with the trade war. China will be airplanes from Airbus instead of Boeing. BMW and Benz will build X5′s, ML’s etc for their home markets in Germany, rather than Alabama. Many more European cars will be sold in Canada, and many few Fords and Chevys. I don’t think the trade war will actually happen, though. It’s just typical trumpian bluster.

  9. Kit Gerhart Says:

    If TTIP happened, I should be able to buy a basic, rear-drive 3 series wagon with a manual transmission. That would be good. Now, the only 3 series wagon sold in the U.S. has mandatory automatic and 4wd.

  10. Drew Says:

    Back during the Great Recession, we studied the cost of misaligned regulatory requirements. It was billions per year. Good to have validation 8 years later.

    We thought we had a window of opportunity to align the regulatory environment when bankruptcy was so real. That is, we believed government needed to own-up to its role in creating cost inefficiency.

    But the regulators cannot easily align with the rest of the world due to the foundation laws that come from politicians, not regulators. And those laws were written like a one-way ratchet.

    The rest of the world (ASEAN, china, and Latin America) are aligning to Europe’s ECE protocols. So, NA will be an outlier and continue to incur increasing cost penalties.

  11. Drew Says:

    @5 Jonathan – You are right about the Chinese theft of intellectual property. Why don’t we see people boycotting Volvo or Buick for rewarding such theft by importing Chinese-assembled cars into North America?!?!?!

  12. Kit Gerhart Says:

    America steals Chinese intellectual property. I see fireworks every 4th of July. Well, I guess they are made in China, so we didn’t steal the intellectual property, just buy the product, with the IP included.

  13. Ziggy Says:

    Let me know when we get to Level 11, because that will truly be the best level to be at :)

  14. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Toyota will continue to be the “winner” of full line car companies. They won’t be bullied by Donald J. Trump, but will continue to take advantage of bribes, like the one they received a few years ago to build a plant in Princeton, Indiana. They build where their markets are, and take advantage of “special favors.”

  15. FSTFWRD Says:

    @#5 Really?

  16. FSTFWRD Says:

    Now for an automotive question…..

    How do we think we will deal with the transition to autonomous cars? Do you all think the transition period will be most difficult?

    Will we designate certain cities? areas in cities? certain Freeways/Interstates? all Freeways/Interstates? Just wondering what you all think would work best.

    I believe, as I think most do, that autonomous cars are inevitable. Just like the transition from horse drawn buggies to cars and from Steam to Diesel Locomotives. Just really don’t know how fast it will come.

    Just curious how will we deal with the transition from human driven to autonomous.


  17. Brett Says:

    As a major railfan, I appreciate your analogy to the steam to diesel transition. It was a rapid transition fueled by compelling cost savings. I believe that the transition to autonomy will be just as fast as the benefits are compelling in many ways.

  18. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Transportation went from “partial autonomy” with horses and rail, to completely manually operated cars and trucks. Now, we will be heading back to autonomy with cars, but that autonomy is much more complex than letting the horse take you home, or the train follow the railroad it is on.