AAH #436 – Bob Lutz: Live & Unleashed (And Yes, He Talks About Tesla)

September 21st, 2018 at 11:15am

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 SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Lutz, Former Vice Chairman, GM

TOPICS:

09:35 – Mid-Engine Corvette
31:47 – RAM: Thanks Lutz!
39:40 – Lutz’s Daily Driver
43:19 – Pontiac Solstice
48:49 – Maximum Bob Talks Tesla
56:09 – Doctor Data
59:46 – Lutz loves Rick Wagoner, Lee Iacocca
1:04:44 – Will GM bring brands back to Europe?
1:17:32 – Who should buy Tesla?
1:22:17 – Tesla conversation continues

**There is a technical issue at 1:18:16 in this broadcast For the continued Tesla conversation, please skip to 1:22:17

PANEL:
- Henry Payne, The Detroit News
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #435 – It’s Not All About Ford

September 14th, 2018 at 11:39am

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NEWS:
05:15 – Ford: not doing so well?
26:42 – IHS Markit says stable market, low growth
32:34 – Viewer Questions
43:38 – Doctor Data
46:01 – Volkswagen Management News
53:22 – Porsche Announces Turo Host
57:40 – Mustang vs. Camaro

PANEL:

- Todd Lassa, Automobile
- Joann Muller, Forbes.com
- Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production

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Engaging Customers To Speed Up The Buying Process – Autoline Spotlight Episode 4

September 10th, 2018 at 10:00am

One of the most dissatisfying aspects of buying a new car is how long the process takes, because it can last for hours. Anything that can speed up the process enhances customer satisfaction. Thankfully help is on the way. The panel discusses practices that dealerships and lenders are starting to adopt. And they look at future steps that could streamline the buying process.

PANEL: Tom Elkins, Ally; Che Shaydak, Suburban Imports, Steve Finlay, Wards Auto; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #434 – ZF & ADAS: Safety Meets Autonomy

September 7th, 2018 at 11:09am

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SPECIAL GUEST: Christophe Marnat, Executive VP, ZF

TOPICS:
06:50 – ZF Creating Safety for Autonomy
36:03 – How is FCA doing without Sergio?
39:33 – Mid-Engine Corvette: Last Chance for ICE
42:20 – Doctor Data
45:32 – August sales: Bet you can get a good deal on a Fusion, Or Camry, Or…
49:30 – Ford & VW in Europe: More than commercial vehicles?

PANEL:

- Christie Schweinsberg, WardsAuto.com
- Doron Levin, In The Driver’s Seat, SiriusXM, Ch. 121
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #433 – SAE Takes Autonomy To The Public

August 31st, 2018 at 9:23am

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SPECIAL GUEST: David Schutt, CEO, SAE International

NEWS:
06:49 – SAE: Autonomous Rides in Tampa
33:35 – Doctor Data
38:18 – Toyota Motor collabs with Uber on Autonomy
46:41 – Is Dyson the next Tesla?
52:57 – PHONE CALL: Should NASCAR be worried about Ford?
56:09 – PHONE CALL: Manual Transmission is Disappearing

PANEL:
- Sam Abuelsamid,
Navigant Research
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production

- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #432 – RDXcellence in Engineering

August 24th, 2018 at 10:18am

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SPECIAL GUEST: Stephen Frey, Chief Engineer, Acura RDX

NEWS:
04:02 – Engineering the 2019 Acura RDX
23:00 – Doctor Data
25:36 – RDX Rear Suspension, In-Depth Look, True Touchpad
41:55 – VW Diesel Scandal: Exhausting
44:14 – Chevy Cruze Diesel
50:17 – Top Patent Players in Autonomous Vehicles
58:33 – New Chevy Blazer: Just another crossover?

PANEL:
- Lindsay Brooke,
SAE International

- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production

- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #431 – The Show About Shows, Auto Shows, that is…

August 17th, 2018 at 11:30am

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SPECIAL GUEST: Craig Erlich, Senior VP, George P. Johnson

NEWS:
03:32 – Designing Auto Shows with George P. Johnson
45:00 – Doctor Data

49:55 – On This Day in History: John DeLorean Found Not Guilty
51:40 – PHONE CALL: Chevy Lordstown Plant
57:05 
- Thompson Smashes Land Speed Record—Danny, Not Mickey

59:12 – Is Tesla Going Private or Is This a Distraction?
1:05:25 – Over 1 Million Attendees to Watch 40,000 Cars on Woodward: Who Says Driving Is Dead?

PANEL:
- Gary Vasilash,
Automotive Design & Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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Volkswagen Works to Match Technology with Customer Needs – CAR MBS 2018

August 2nd, 2018 at 4:53pm

Matthias Erb, Volkswagen

Over the coming decades, there will be a lot of technology added to vehicles. But car companies need to make sure those new features are still easy and intuitive for customers to use. Matthias Erb, the head of User Experience at Volkswagen, discusses how the company is moving away from purely technology driven product development to including things related to customer needs.

Honda Improving the Environment with Connectivity – CAR MBS 2018

August 2nd, 2018 at 3:52pm

Steve Center, Honda

Honda wants to drastically reduce its environmental impact and has set a goal to cut its CO2 emissions 50% by 2050. Steve Center, the Vice President of Connected and Environmental Business at American Honda, shares how connectivity can help in that effort.

Yazaki Is Ready for Autonomy & Mobility – CAR MBS 2018

August 2nd, 2018 at 3:07pm

Bo Andersson, Yazaki

Many analysts believe there are big changes coming to the auto industry which could create a lot of disruption. However, Bo Andersson, the President and CEO, of Yazaki North and Central America, says the company is prepared for that change and is ready to tackle autonomy and mobility.