ATW #2432 – Are Automakers Improving Safety Fast Enough?

November 20th, 2020 at 11:09am

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Internet Premiere: Friday, 11/20 @ 10:30am ET
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David Harkey, IIHS
Paul Eisenstein, The Detroit Bureau
Chester Dawson, Bloomberg
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Today’s cars are the safest they’ve ever been, but they could be even safer. Part of the problem is the cost of new safety technology, part of it is because new regulations take too long to put in place. David Harkey, the president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, talks about ways to cut the cost of safety technology and how to get it to the market faster.

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ATW #2431 – Toyota Tackles The Pandemic & Emerges Stronger Than Ever

November 17th, 2020 at 10:30am

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Internet Premiere: Tuesday, 11/17 @ 10:30am ET
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Jack Hollis, Toyota
Omari Gardner, Automotive News
Brian Armstead, Autosense/Roadgear
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Toyota used the COVID-19 pandemic to learn what it was not doing well, what it is doing well and how it can do better coming out of this. Jack Hollis, Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations at Toyota, takes us through the company’s strategy.

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ATW #2430 – Electric Pickups Face An Uphill Battle

November 10th, 2020 at 10:24am

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Internet Premiere: Tuesday, 11/10 @ 10:30am ET
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Warren Browne, WP Browne Consulting
Bob Gritzinger, Wards Intelligence
Lindsay Brooke, SAE International
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Electric pickups are getting big headlines and a lot of media coverage. In just a couple of years there will be at last 9 of them hitting the market. But these pickups are priced and configured in a way that will only appeal to a small segment of truck buyers. Industry veteran Warren Browne explains that these EVs are going to face.

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ATW #2429 – Dana Places Strategic Bets On The Automotive Transformation

October 14th, 2020 at 10:30am

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Internet Premiere: Wednesday, 10/14 @ 10:30am ET
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Bob Pyle, Dana
Gary Vasilash, Autobeatonline.com
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Dana is one of the leading automotive suppliers in the world for drivetrain systems. And it is powertrain agnostic. So whether automakers want to use internal combustion engines, hybrids, batteries or fuel cells, it doesn’t matter. Dana’s plan is to have whatever kind of powertrain they need. Bob Pyle, President of Light Vehicle Systems, takes us inside their strategy.

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ATW #2428 – Canada Develops EV Technology, Advanced Mobility & The Talent Needed To Do It

October 6th, 2020 at 10:30am

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Internet Premiere: Tuesday, 10/06 @ 10:30am ET
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Sarah Houde, Propulsion Quebec
Saeid Habibi, McMaster University
Ajay Kochhar, Li-Cycle
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Canada has an excellent education system that is developing the talent needed to develop leading edge processes to recycle EV batteries, to provide smart mobility and play a leadership role in the auto industry’s transition to a new world of moving people and goods.

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ATW #2427 – Hyundai, Hydrogen, EVs & Mobility

October 1st, 2020 at 1:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 10/01 @ 01:00pm ET
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PANEL:
José Muñoz, COO, Hyundai Motor Company
Joe White, Reuters
Omari Gardner, Automotive News
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Hyundai is not just a car company. It’s a multi-industry conglomerate that plans to leverage its technology across all those industries. Jose Munoz, COO of Hyundai Motor Company, talks about where this technology will take it, including passenger drones.

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ATW #2426 – Despite The Pandemic, Volvo’s Sales Are Surging

August 27th, 2020 at 11:00am

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Internet Premiere: Wednesday, 08/27 @ 11:00am ET
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Anders Gustafsson, President and CEO, Volvo Car USA
Sharon Carty, Car and Driver
Roman Mica, TFLcar.com
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Only three car companies have been able to boost sales during the pandemic, and Volvo is one of them. Anders Gustafsson, the President and CEO of Volvo Car USA, talks about how they had the right product at the right place, as well as the success of their subscription service, and their move into electrification.

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ATW #2425 – Mazda Outperforms The Market

August 19th, 2020 at 3:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Wednesday, 08/19 @ 03:00pm ET
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Jeff Guyton, President, Mazda North America
Brian Armstead, Autosense/Roadgear
Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Mazda is a relatively small car company that can stand toe-to-toe with the biggest automakers. So far this year it’s doing better than any other automaker in the American market, and is picking up market share. Jeff Guyton, President, Mazda North America explains how and what they’re doing.

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ATW #2424 – The Chinese Challenge

August 13th, 2020 at 12:25pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 08/13 @ 01:00pm ET
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Michael Dunne, ZoZo Go
Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press
Jamie Butters, Automotive News
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Just a few years ago, the Chinese economy and auto industry were booming. Foreign automakers and suppliers rushed in with massive investments. Today things do not look as promising. Michael Dunne, Founder of ZoZo Go, talks about the changes and the pitfalls ahead.

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ATW #2423 – Reverse Merger Mania

August 4th, 2020 at 10:30am

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Internet Premiere: Tuesday, 08/04 @ 11:00am ET
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Steve Girsky, VectoIQ
David Welch, Bloomberg News
John Stoll, The Wall Street Journal
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automotive startups have discovered a new way to raise a lot of money fast. They’re called reverse mergers, which involve what are called blank check companies, also known as SPACs, or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies. If you have not heard of reverse mergers, you’re going to. They’re the hottest topic in the investment community.

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