ATW #2406 – The End of the ICE Age, or is it?

February 6th, 2020 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 02/06 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 02/09 @ 10:30am ET

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Tom Murphy, WardsAuto
Bob Gritzinger, Wards Intelligence
Christie Schweinsberg,
Wards Intelligence
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Some experts say we’re on the verge of a tipping point with electric cars. Other experts say the internal combustion engine (ICE) will be around until the middle of this century. On Autoline This Week, three reporters from Wards, who intensely cover powertrains and propulsion systems, join us to share what they’ve learned about where the automotive industry is really headed.

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ATW #2405 – Troubles Ahead for The U.S. Tool & Die Industry

January 30th, 2020 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 01/30 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 02/03 @ 10:30am ET

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Laurie Harbour, President & CEO, Harbour Results Inc.
Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

There’s a lot of talk about a U.S. manufacturing renaissance. But to make new cars and trucks you need tools, dies, molds and fixtures. And in the U.S., the tool and die industry is under a lot of stress. What will it take to make this vital industrial sector thrive or can it even survive?

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ATW #2404 – Supplier Insights: Struggles & Opportunities

January 23rd, 2020 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 01/23 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 01/26 @ 10:30am ET

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Julie Fream, President & CEO, OESA
Sig Huber, Senior Managing Director , Conway MacKenzie
Mark Barrott, Principal, Plante Moran
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automotive suppliers account for 80% of the parts and components that go into cars. They are also a major source of technological innovation. Right now, they face a lot of financial pressures and economic uncertainty. But if just a few things fall into place, the future could look a lot more optimistic.

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ATW #2403 – The World’s Best Engines and Propulsion Systems

January 16th, 2020 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 01/16 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 01/19 @ 10:30am ET

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Tom Murphy, WardsAuto
Bob Gritzinger, Wards Intelligence
Drew Winter, Wards Intelligence
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Every year, the editors from Wards evaluate the newest engines and propulsion systems from the world’s top automakers. Then they pick what they believe is the best of the best, from V8s to battery electrics to fuel cells. On Autoline This Week, they announce which engines made the list and why they were chosen.

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ATW #2402 – North American Car, Truck & Utility of the Year Award II

January 9th, 2020 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 01/09 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 01/12 @ 10:30am ET

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Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
Jeff Gilbert, WWJ NewsRadio 950
Lindsay Brooke, SAE International
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) jury comprises roughly 50 automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada. Every year they vote on the best new cars, trucks and utility vehicles that came out in North America. Three of the NACTOY jurors join us on Autoline This Week to discuss the three utilities that made it to the finalists list, as well as some of the utilities that did not make the list. They also predict which vehicles will win the awards for best car, truck and utility.

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ATW #2401 – North American Car, Truck & Utility of the Year Award I

January 2nd, 2020 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 01/02 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 01/05 @ 10:30am ET

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Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
Jeff Gilbert, WWJ NewsRadio 950
Lindsay Brooke, SAE International
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) jury comprises roughly 50 automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada. Every year they vote on the best new cars, trucks and utility vehicles that came out in North America. Three of the NACTOY jurors join us on Autoline This Week to discuss the three cars that made it to the finalists list, as well as some of the cars that did not make the list. They also predict which vehicles will win the awards for best car, truck and utility.

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ATW #2334 – The End of The Year, The End of a Decade

December 26th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 12/26 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 12/29 @ 10:30am ET

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David Welch, Bloomberg
Joe White, Reuters
Jamie Butters, Automotive News
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

A decade ago, the automotive industry was struggling to recover from the worst recession it had seen in decades. The industry went on to recover, reporting record sales and profits. But as this decade winds to a close, there’s fear and uncertainty as to what lies ahead. On Autoline This Week, four automotive journalists discuss what got us here and where we’re going.

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ATW #2333 – Electric Scooters and The Micromobility Revolution

December 19th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 12/19 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 12/22 @ 10:30am ET

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Annie Chang, Head of New Mobility, SAE International
Mark de la Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation, City of Detroit
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

In the past two years, electric scooters have magically appeared in almost every major city in the world. They became instantly popular, yet brought a host of problems with them. How will cities try and manage these scooters? And what kind of standards will they have to meet? On Autoline This Week, two micro mobility experts discuss the impact these scooters are having.

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ATW #2332 – Contracts & Corruption at the UAW

November 21st, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 11/21 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 11/24 @ 10:30am ET

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Daniel Howes, The Detroit News
Art Schwartz, Labor & Economics Associates
Kristin Dziczek, Center for Automotive Research
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The UAW says that it’s fighting for jobs and social justice against the Detroit based automakers. At the same time, federal investigators are uncovering a culture of corruption at the union that goes to the very top. On Autoline This Week, three experts on the situation discuss the details and look ahead to what the likely outcome will be.

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ATW #2331 – The Growing Importance of Fleet Sales

November 14th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 11/14 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 11/17 @ 10:30am ET

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Mark Buzzell, Director, U.S./Canadian Fleet, Ford
Ed Peper, VP, U.S. Fleet, General Motors
Mike Colias, The Wall Street Journal
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Fleet sales used to be scorned by many automakers. It was unprofitable and not a sexy part of the business. Today it’s just the opposite. Fleet sales are profitable and are up strong, while retail sales are down. This week’s show is all about how and why it changed.

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