ATW #2239 – Volvo’s Roaring Comeback

December 13th, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 12/13 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 12/16 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Anders Gustafsson, CEO, Volvo Car USA
Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET
Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

A decade ago Volvo was flat on its back. Some wondered if the company could survive. Today it’s a completely different story. Sales are soaring thanks to an impressive lineup of all new vehicles. On Autoline This Week, Anders Gustafsson, Volvo’s Senior Vice President of the Americas, talks about how they’ll keep the momentum going and how they’re exploring new ways to move the metal.

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ATW #2238 – Schaeffler: A Traditional Tier 1 in Transition

November 15th, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 11/15 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 11/18 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Jeff Hemphill, Chief Technology Officer, Schaeffler Group USA
Paul Eisenstein, The Detroit Bureau
Eric Lawrence, Detroit Free Press
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Schaeffler is a traditional Tier 1 supplier that makes components for internal combustion engines, transmissions and chassis. Now it’s plunging into the world of electrification, autonomy, and mobility. On Autoline This Week, Jeff Hemphill, the Chief Technology Officer at Schaeffler Group USA, talks about how they’re making the transition.

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ATW #2237 – NADA Viewpoint: What Dealers Want

November 1st, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 11/1 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 11/4 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Wes Lutz, Chairman, NADA
Michelle Krebs, Cox Automotive
Steve Finlay, WardsAuto.com
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The National Auto Dealers Association is one of the most powerful lobby groups in the United States. It has a clear idea of where it’s going and what it wants. On Autoline This Week, Wes Lutz, the 2018 Chairman of the NADA talks about the Trump Administration’s plans for imported car tariffs. He also shares his views on electric cars, autonomous cars and how mobility services may impact automotive retailers.

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ATW #2236 – Used Car Industry: Boom or Bubble?

October 25th, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 10/25 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 10/28 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Mike Kane, Ally
George Glassman, Glassman Automotive Group
Steve Finlay, WardsAuto.com
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

While everyone in the automotive industry focuses on new cars, the used car market is red hot right now. But how long will it last? Technology is both enhancing and disrupting sales of used vehicles. On Autoline This Week, our panel discusses if the used car market will continue to boom or if it’s just another bubble.

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ATW #2235 – How FCA Is Turning Pickups into Hybrids

October 18th, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 10/18 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 10/21 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Brian Spohn, FCA Powertrain, Father of eTorque
Bob Gritzinger, WardsIntelligence.com
Jack Keebler, Keebler Auto
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

One of the hottest parts of the U.S. auto market right now is with pickup trucks and SUVs. And while they’re perceived to be gas guzzlers, these vehicles are getting a lot more fuel efficient. In fact, Fiat-Chrysler is in the process of converting most of its pickups and Jeeps into hybrids. On Autoline This Week, Brian Spohn from FCA powertrain explains how the company is doing these conversions.

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ATW #2234 – Technology That Is Changing the Factory Floor

October 11th, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 10/11 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 10/14 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Dan Grieshaber, Global Director Manufacturing Integration, General Motors
James Amend, WardsAuto.com
Jeff Gilbert, WWJ Newsradio 950
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers are starting to introduce new technology in their factories that is making working safer, faster and more productive. Technology such as drones, 3D printing, co-bots and exoskeletons. On Autoline This Week, Dan Grieshaber, the Global Director of Manufacturing Integration at General Motors, explains how today’s factory workers are at the forefront of a new industrial revolution.

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ATW #2233 – Autonomy Will Reshape Our World

October 4th, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 10/4 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 10/7 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Larry Burns, Author, “Autonomy”
Lindsay Brooke, SAE Engineering
Jack Keebler, Keebler Auto
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The convergence of autonomy, connectivity, electrification and ride sharing is going to change the auto industry as we know it. It’s going to have as much impact on society as when the automobile first appeared over 100 years ago. On Autoline This Week, Larry Burns the author of the book “Autonomy,” lays out his vision for how the world is about to change.

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ATW #2232 – Millennials Are Driving Car Sales

September 27th, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 9/27 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 9/30 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Professor Mike Bernacchi, University of Detroit Mercy
Mike Martinez, Automotive News
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The common perception is that millennials don’t want to buy new cars and don’t even want to drive. But Professor Mike Bernacchi at the University of Detroit Mercy, has data that refutes that perception. On this episode of Autoline This Week, he explains how car companies and dealerships should be marketing to millennials.

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ATW #2231 – Automakers, Dealers and Rental Companies Threatened by Mobility

September 20th, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 9/20 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 9/23 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Mark Wakefield, AlixPartners
Murray Feldman, WWJ Newsradio 950
Joe White, Reuters
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers, suppliers and tech companies are investing tens of billions of dollars in developing ACES cars. That’s the industry vernacular for Autonomous, Connected, Electrified and Shared cars. But AlixPartners, a global consulting company, says much of that money is going to be wasted. On today’s episode of Autoline This Week, Mark Wakefield of AlixPartners explains how these companies need to get into this field with their eyes wide open.

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ATW #2230 – Saving Lives Through Automotive Technology

September 13th, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 9/13 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 9/16 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Jada Smith, VP Advanced Engineering, Aptiv
Jack Keebler, Keebler Auto
Michelle Krebs, Cox Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Almost 40,000 people are killed every year in the United States in car accidents but the auto industry has impressive new technology coming that could slash that number. Some of the technology is going into cars right now and some will come later. On Autoline This Week, Jada Smith talks about the role Aptiv is playing in bringing this technology to market.

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