ATW #2324 – When Will Autonomous Cars Finally Get Here?

September 19th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 9/19 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 9/22 @ 10:30am ET

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Walt Hearn, CEO, Ansys
Henry Bzeih, Flex
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Just a couple of years ago, automakers were talking as if autonomous cars were right around the corner. Today they all seem to be backing away from that. Why? What happened? And what’s it going to take to put autonomous vehicles on track? On Autoline This Week, two executives from tech companies dive into the issue.

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ATW #2323 – MBS Debrief: A Recap of Top Automotive Issues

August 29th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 8/29 @ 4:00pm ET
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Carla Bailo, CAR
John Murphy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Jada Smith, Aptiv
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The Management Briefing Seminars represent one of the most important conferences in the global automotive industry. On Autoline This Week, three panelists talk about the top issues that came out of this year’s conference: Trump tariffs, industry restructuring, road blocks to electrification, reinventing the work place and a world of new opportunities.

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ATW #2322 – Passenger Drones and The Automotive Connection

August 15th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 8/15 @ 4:00pm ET
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Bill Foy, Senior VP of Engineering, Denso
Jon Rimanelli, Founder/CEO, ASX
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Flying cars have been part of science fiction fantasy for nearly a century but now fantasy is turning into reality. And the auto industry is starting to explore how it can play a role in what could be a brand-new market. Flying cars could be less than a decade away. That’s today’s topic on Autoline This Week.

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ATW #2321 – Ford Transforms Its Product Development Process

August 8th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 8/8 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 8/11 @ 10:30am ET

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Jim Baumbick, VP, Enterprise Product Line Management, Ford
Mike Martinez, Automotive News
Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The Ford Motor Company is completely changing the way it develops new cars and trucks. They call it EPLM or Enterprise Product Line Management. Ford is also using what it calls customer-centric-design. What does it all mean? On Autoline This Week, Jim Baumbick, the VP of Enterprise Product Line Management at Ford, explains what it’s all about and why it could transform the Ford Motor Company.

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ATW #2320 – Automotive Outlook: Few Profits In Sight

August 1st, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 8/1 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 8/4 @ 10:30am ET

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Mark Wakefield, AlixPartners
Jamie Butters, Automotive News
Joe White, Reuters
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers and suppliers are investing heavily in electric and autonomous cars as well as mobility services. But AlixPartners says the industry is entering a profit desert because nobody is making money with these technologies…at least not yet. On Autoline This Week, Mark Wakefield explains how the industry will have to handle this transition.

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ATW #2319 – Continental Restructures for A Changing Automotive Industry

July 25th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 7/25 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 7/28 @ 10:30am ET

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Jeff Klei, President, Continental North America
Lindsay Brooke, SAE Engineering
Drew Winter, WardsAuto
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Continental was founded in 1871 and its corporate structure hasn’t changed a lot since then. Now its reinventing itself to deal with an industry that’s quickly moving into electrification, autonomy and connectivity. On Autoline This Week, Jeff Klei, President of North American operations for Continental, talks about how and why the company is changing. And he also discusses the challenge of getting consumers to accept this new technology.

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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

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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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