ATW #2234 – Technology That Is Changing the Factory Floor

October 11th, 2018 at 4:00pm

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

PANEL:
Dan Grieshaber, Global Director Manufacturing Integration, General Motors
James Amend, WardsAuto.com
Jeff Gilbert, WWJ Newsradio 950
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers are starting to introduce new technology in their factories that is making working safer, faster and more productive. Technology such as drones, 3D printing, co-bots and exoskeletons. On Autoline This Week, Dan Grieshaber, the Global Director of Manufacturing Integration at General Motors, explains how today’s factory workers are at the forefront of a new industrial revolution.

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ATW #2233 – Autonomy Will Reshape Our World

October 4th, 2018 at 4:00pm

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

PANEL:
Larry Burns, Author, “Autonomy”
Lindsay Brooke, SAE Engineering
Jack Keebler, Keebler Auto
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The convergence of autonomy, connectivity, electrification and ride sharing is going to change the auto industry as we know it. It’s going to have as much impact on society as when the automobile first appeared over 100 years ago. On Autoline This Week, Larry Burns the author of the book “Autonomy,” lays out his vision for how the world is about to change.

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ATW #2232 – Millennials Are Driving Car Sales

September 27th, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 9/27 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 9/30 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Professor Mike Bernacchi, University of Detroit Mercy
Mike Martinez, Automotive News
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The common perception is that millennials don’t want to buy new cars and don’t even want to drive. But Professor Mike Bernacchi at the University of Detroit Mercy, has data that refutes that perception. On this episode of Autoline This Week, he explains how car companies and dealerships should be marketing to millennials.

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ATW #2231 – Automakers, Dealers and Rental Companies Threatened by Mobility

September 20th, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 9/20 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 9/23 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Mark Wakefield, AlixPartners
Murray Feldman, WWJ Newsradio 950
Joe White, Reuters
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers, suppliers and tech companies are investing tens of billions of dollars in developing ACES cars. That’s the industry vernacular for Autonomous, Connected, Electrified and Shared cars. But AlixPartners, a global consulting company, says much of that money is going to be wasted. On today’s episode of Autoline This Week, Mark Wakefield of AlixPartners explains how these companies need to get into this field with their eyes wide open.

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ATW #2230 – Saving Lives Through Automotive Technology

September 13th, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 9/13 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 9/16 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Jada Smith, VP Advanced Engineering, Aptiv
Jack Keebler, Keebler Auto
Michelle Krebs, Cox Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Almost 40,000 people are killed every year in the United States in car accidents but the auto industry has impressive new technology coming that could slash that number. Some of the technology is going into cars right now and some will come later. On Autoline This Week, Jada Smith talks about the role Aptiv is playing in bringing this technology to market.

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ATW #2229 – How Do We Repair These High Tech Cars?

September 6th, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 9/6 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 9/9 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
John Van Alstyne, CEO & President, I-CAR
Jennifer Boyer, Global Collision Business and Strategy Manager, Ford
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Cars used to be made out of wood and steel. Today, they’re made out of many different grades of steel and aluminum and different kinds of plastics and even carbon fiber. Moreover, today’s cars bristle with all kinds of safety sensors. They’re being electrified and soon will be autonomous. That makes today’s cars far more complex to repair. So, how do technicians get proper training when cars are constantly changing? And how do body shops ensure they have the right kind of commitment? This show delves into how automakers and independent repair shops are trying to meet the challenge.

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ATW #2228 – Breathing New Life Into the Internal Combustion Engine

August 30th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 8/30 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 9/2 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Dan Nicholson, VP, Global Propulsion Systems, General Motors
Lindsay Brooke, SAE International
Gary Witzenburg, Freelance
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers face a dizzying choice of propulsion systems to use in their vehicles, which includes piston engines, hybrids, plug-ins, battery electrics and fuel cells. On Autoline This Week, Dan Nicholson, the Vice President of Global Propulsion Systems at General Motors, discusses GM’s strategy on where and when to use each one. And he also talks about the need for a new national standard on high octane gasoline.

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ATW #2227 – Powertrains At The Crossroads

August 9th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 8/9 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 8/12 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Dave Filipe, VP, Powertrain Engineering, Ford
Henry Payne, The Detroit News
Frank Markus, Motor Trend
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers face a big challenge of where to devote their capital and R&D efforts in powertrain development. How do they balance their efforts between internal combustion engines, hybrids, battery electric vehicles and fuel cells? Dave Filipe, the Vice President of Powertrain Engineering at Ford, lays out the company’s strategy of how they’re going to proceed.

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ATW #2226 – Opportunities & Threats In Automotive Retail

August 2nd, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 8/2 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 8/5 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Brian Finkelmeyer, Cox Automotive
Che Shaydak, Retail Operations Manager, Suburban Imports
Steve Finlay, Wards Dealer Business
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automotive retailers are enjoying a terrific business climate right now but they face an uncertain future. On Autoline This Week, experts in the automotive retail business talk about the market shift away from passenger cars, what it will take to sell electric vehicles, how they’re dealing with margin compression and the impact President Trump’s import tariffs can have on their business.

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ATW #2225 – Transforming A Traditional Supplier For An Autonomous & Electric World

July 26th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 7/26 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 7/29 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Bob Pyle, President, Dana Light Vehicle Driveline
David Welch, Bloomberg
Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Dana is a traditional automotive supplier that’s been around for 114 years. It manufactures axles for all kinds of vehicles but now it has to transform itself into an agile company that’s ready for an autonomous and electrified world. On Autoline This Week, we’re joined by Bob Pyle, the President of Dana’s Light Vehicle Driveline division, to discuss how Dana is getting ready for big changes in the automotive industry.

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