ATW #2318 – Car Wars 2019

July 4th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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

PANEL:
John Murphy, Bank of America
David Welch, Bloomberg
Jeff Gilbert, WWJ Newsradio 950
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Every year, Bank of America Merrill Lynch comes out with a study they call Car Wars. It looks at all aspects of the automotive industry, especially on the lookout for where problems could arise. John Murphy, the senior automotive analyst with Bank of America, is the main author of the report. And on Autoline This Week, he gives us his outlook for future sales, mergers and acquisitions, electric cars, autonomous cars, import tariffs and labor negotiations.

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ATW #2317 – EV Startups from The Motor City

June 27th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 6/27 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 6/30 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Robert Bollinger, Bollinger Motors
Jerry Lavine, Bordrin
Joe Buick, Quadrobot
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Silicon Valley is world renowned for its startup culture. That’s why so many electric car startups are located in the Bay Area…but not all of them. Now we’re seeing a startup migration to the Motor City. Have you heard of Bollinger Motors, Bordrin or Quadrobot? Learn why they decided to locate in Detroit on Autoline This Week.

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ATW #2316 – Are Human Beings Ready for Automated Vehicles?

June 20th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 6/20 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 6/23 @ 10:30am ET

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Bryan Reimer, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press
Jack Keebler, Keebler Auto
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers are plunging headfirst into developing technology that automates certain driving functions. Ultimately, they want fully autonomous cars. But are human beings ready for this type of technology? And how will drivers make the transition from semi-automated to fully autonomous vehicles? That’s the topic of this week’s show.

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ATW #2315 – Cadillac Resets Its Sights

June 6th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 6/6 @ 4:00pm ET
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Deborah Wahl, Cadillac
Mike Colias, Wall Street Journal
Nora Naughton, The Detroit News
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Cadillac came out with a product onslaught in the last decade but it hasn’t gained any ground. It will soon become the point of the spear for General Motors big push on electric cars. In the meantime, it needs to leverage technology like Super Cruise, it new SUVs and its high-performance V-Series to build momentum in the marketplace. On Autoline This Week, Deborah Wahl, Cadillac’s Chief Marketing Officer, talks about their strategy and plans.

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ATW #2314 – Roger Penske: Driven to Succeed

May 30th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 5/30 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Thursday, 6/6 @ 5:30pm ET

PANEL:
Roger Penske, Founder & Chairman, Penske Corporation
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Roger Penske is an icon in the automotive industry and he’s this year’s recipient of the SAE Foundation’s Leadership of the Year Award. His businesses touch all aspects of the industry including, trucking, manufacturing, logistics and racing. On Autoline This Week, he discusses what keeps him inspired to be involved in his business at his age. He also discusses the industry’s move into autonomy, electrification and mobility services.

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ATW #2313 – The Automotive Trade War: U.S. v China

May 23rd, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 5/23 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 5/26 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Michael Dunne, CEO, ZoZo Go
Michelle Krebs, Cox Automotive
Joe White, Reuters
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

American automakers invested heavily in China and for years enjoyed great growth. But they taught their Chinese partners a lot and now they’re losing sales to Chinese automakers and profits are declining. “Made in China 2025” is an ambitious Chinese program to globally dominate certain key technologies and industries, including the automotive industry. This has significant implications for the US automotive industry. Michael Dunne, an expert on the Chinese auto industry, and the CEO of a consultancy called ZoZo Go, shares his insights and warnings about what is likely to happen.

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ATW #2312 – Tesloop: A Trailblazer in New Mobility

May 9th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 5/9 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 5/12 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Rahul Sonnad, CEO & Co-Founder, Tesloop
Joann Muller, Axios
Sam Abuelsamid, Navigant Research
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Tesloop is a ride sharing company. Carmiq is a car sharing company. And Rahul Sonnad is the CEO of both. The companies specialize in using Teslas to provide rides, or allow Tesla owners to rent out their cars. On Autoline This Week, we learn how the startup is exploring new opportunities in mobility.

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ATW #2311 – Lincoln Design Takes (Quiet) Flight

May 2nd, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 5/2 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 5/5 @ 10:30am ET

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David Woodhouse, Design Director, Lincoln
Dan Carney, Freelance
Karl Brauer, Cox Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

About five years ago, the Lincoln Motor Company initiated a new design theme for its lineup called Quiet Flight. Instead of adopting a sporty, aggressive look like its competitors, the company chose to go in an opposite direction. On Autoline This Week, David Woodhouse, the Design Director of Lincoln, discusses how the new styling elements, like in the new Corsair, are helping to distinguish it from the competition.

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ATW #2310 – A Foot in The Old World, Stepping into The New

April 25th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 4/25 @ 4:00pm ET
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PANEL:
Fred Lissalde, CEO, BorgWarner
David Welch, Bloomberg
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

BorgWarner is a century old auto supplier that always specialized in technology for internal combustion engines. Now its repositioning itself to be a significant supplier in propulsion electrification. On Autoline This Week, Fred Lissalde, the CEO of the company, discusses BorgWarner’s strategy for stepping into the new world.

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ATW #2309 – Magna: The Automotive Supplier That Manufactures Cars

April 11th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 4/11 @ 4:00pm ET
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PANEL:
Don Walker, CEO, Magna
Joe White, Reuters
Drew Winter, Wards
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Magna is an impressively diversified automotive supplier that is growing at double digit rates. It’s the only traditional auto supplier in the world that manufactures cars for automakers. In fact, it can even do full vehicle development. On Autoline This Week, CEO Don Walker talks about Magna’s involvement in ride hailing, autonomy and electrification. And why all the startups are knocking on Magna’s door.

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