Autoline This Week #2330: The Business Case for Mobility Services

November 7th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 11/07 @ 4:00pm ET
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Sam Abuelsamid, Navigant Research
Jono Anderson, Partner, KPMG
Jack Pokrzywa, Director, SAE International
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers are rushing into a new business opportunity called mobility services. It involves ride hailing, ride sharing, electric scooters and e-bikes. It could even involve passenger drones. But so far no one is making any money on this. So the question is: is there a business case for mobility services?

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ATW #2329 – Car Dealers Prepare For A Changing World

October 24th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 10/24 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 10/27 @ 10:30am ET

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Charlie Gilchrist, 2019 Chairman, NADA
Steve Finlay, WardsAuto.com
Melissa Burden, Automotive News
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Import tariffs, electric cars, and over-the-air updates are just some of the issues that could disrupt the automotive retail business. Yet transportation in the United States is still built around the automobile. On this week’s show, Charlie Gilchrist, the chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association, talks about how car dealers will adapt to a changing world.

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ATW #2328 – Rebuilding Acura As a Performance Brand

October 17th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 10/17 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 10/20 @ 10:30am ET

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Jon Ikeda, VP, Acura Division, American Honda
Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
Omari Gardner, Automotive News
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Acura has been around for 30 years but it’s hard to define exactly what the brand stands for. Moreover, Acura only has four volume selling vehicles in its showrooms. This week’s show is all about how Acura is rebuilding itself to become a true performance brand and where it plans to expand its model lineup.

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ATW #2327 – Promises and Pitfalls of the USMCA Trade Agreement

October 10th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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

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Les Glick, Butzel Long
Joe Brusuelas, RSM
Kristin Dziczek, CAR
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The USMCA, the trade agreement that was negotiated to replace NAFTA, was supposed to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. But will it? Right now, the trade pact is stuck in Congress and could be stuck there for some time. On Autoline This Week, three trade experts discuss how it will impact the auto industry if and when it’s enacted.

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ATW #2326 – Roadblocks & Detours to EV Adoption

October 3rd, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 10/3 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 10/6 @ 10:30am ET

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Kevin Roberts, Global Automotive Analyst, EY
Dave Filipe, VP, Powertrain Engineering, Ford
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Government regulations around the world are mandating that automakers build electric vehicles. And they’re doing it. The only problem is, no one knows how to make a profit on EVs. Moreover, they don’t know how to recycle the batteries. On this week’s show, we get into all that and the issues that are hindering EV adoption.

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ATW #2325 – Automotive Data, Monetization and Cyber Security

September 26th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 9/26 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 9/29 @ 10:30am ET

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Mike Branch, Geotab
Bryan Short, Vice President, North America, Karamba
Jim Miller, VP & CTO, Cloud and Platform Services, DXC
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Though most people don’t realize it, modern cars generate a tremendous amount of data. That data is very valuable from a variety of standpoints and it has to be protected from cyber thieves. On Autoline This Week, we discuss the current state of affairs and where its headed in the future.

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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, VP, 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
Detroit Public TV: Thursday, 9/5 @ 5:30pm 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
Detroit Public TV: Thursday, 8/22 @ 5:30pm 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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