ATW #2304 – Jobs Galore & The Struggle to Fill Them

February 14th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 2/14 @ 4:00pm ET
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Jessica Robinson, Michigan Mobility Institute
Brad Holden, Holden Richardson
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The number one problem facing every automaker and supplier is recruiting the talent they need. Baby boomers are retiring by the thousands and the automotive industry is struggling to replace them. It’s a crisis in recruitment. How do we get new talent to join the automotive industry? Find out on Autoline This Week.

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ATW #2303 – ZF’s Evolution from Components to Software

January 31st, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 1/31 @ 4:00pm ET
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Aine Denari, Senior VP, Advanced Driver Assist Systems, ZF
Mamatha Chamarthi, Chief Digital Officer, ZF
Lindsay Brooke, SAE
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The emergence of electrification, autonomy and mobility is rapidly changing the landscape of the auto industry. That’s why a big Tier 1 supplier like ZF, needs to evolve to keep up with the competition. On Autoline This Week, Aine Denari and Mamatha Chamarthi from ZF, discuss how the company is becoming more flexible and agile, while it transitions away from making traditional vehicle components.

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ATW #2302 – Wards 10 Best Engines

January 17th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 1/20 @ 10:30am ET

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

Every year, the editors at Wards Auto choose the top engines in the market for its annual 10 Best Engines award. This year, they evaluated 34 new or updated powertrains, including traditional ICEs, hybrids, battery electrics and fuel cells. On Autoline This Week, the Wards Auto staff joins us to discuss their picks for the 10 Best Engines.

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ATW #2301 – NACTOY: The Best New Vehicles of 2018

January 10th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 1/10 @ 4:00pm ET
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Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET
Sharon Carty, Automotive News
Lindsay Brooke, Automotive Engineering
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Every year, 54 automotive journalists vote on the best new car, utility vehicle and truck, that were introduced. On Autoline This Week, we discuss the vehicles that made the finalist list in each of these categories. Not only do we discuss the attributes of these vehicles, we predict who the winners might be.

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ATW #2241 – 2018: What A Year It Was

December 27th, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 12/27 @ 4:00pm ET
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Joe White, Reuters
Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
Jeff Gilbert, WWJ
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

While a lot happened in the auto industry all year long, 2018 is really wrapping up with a bang. From Nissan’s CEO being thrown in prison, to GM announcing major plant closings, to Tesla scrambling to build Model 3’s, to President Trump enacting import tariffs, there was no end to the news. On today’s show, we dive into the details.

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ATW #2240 – Ode To Joy: Lincoln’s New Leader

December 20th, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 12/20 @ 4:00pm ET
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Joy Falotico, Group VP, Lincoln Motor Company
Paul Brian, HisTurnHerTurn.com
Jean Jennings, Jean Knows Cars
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Not too long ago, Lincoln wasn’t viewed as a major player in the luxury segment. However, its launched several new models, the Navigator, MKC, Nautilus and Aviator, that are changing the perception of the brand. On Autoline This Week, Joy Falotico, the Group Vice President of the Lincoln Motor Company, discusses how she plans to boost sales while improving residual values and why China is playing a big role in the revival of the company.

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ATW #2239 – Volvo’s Roaring Comeback

December 13th, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 12/13 @ 4:00pm ET
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Anders Gustafsson, CEO, Volvo Car USA
Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET
Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

A decade ago Volvo was flat on its back. Some wondered if the company could survive. Today it’s a completely different story. Sales are soaring thanks to an impressive lineup of all new vehicles. On Autoline This Week, Anders Gustafsson, Volvo’s Senior Vice President of the Americas, talks about how they’ll keep the momentum going and how they’re exploring new ways to move the metal.

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ATW #2238 – Schaeffler: A Traditional Tier 1 in Transition

November 15th, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 11/15 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 11/18 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Jeff Hemphill, Chief Technology Officer, Schaeffler Group USA
Paul Eisenstein, The Detroit Bureau
Eric Lawrence, Detroit Free Press
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Schaeffler is a traditional Tier 1 supplier that makes components for internal combustion engines, transmissions and chassis. Now it’s plunging into the world of electrification, autonomy, and mobility. On Autoline This Week, Jeff Hemphill, the Chief Technology Officer at Schaeffler Group USA, talks about how they’re making the transition.

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ATW #2237 – NADA Viewpoint: What Dealers Want

November 1st, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 11/4 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Wes Lutz, Chairman, NADA
Michelle Krebs, Cox Automotive
Steve Finlay, WardsAuto.com
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The National Auto Dealers Association is one of the most powerful lobby groups in the United States. It has a clear idea of where it’s going and what it wants. On Autoline This Week, Wes Lutz, the 2018 Chairman of the NADA talks about the Trump Administration’s plans for imported car tariffs. He also shares his views on electric cars, autonomous cars and how mobility services may impact automotive retailers.

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ATW #2236 – Used Car Industry: Boom or Bubble?

October 25th, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 10/28 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Mike Kane, Ally
George Glassman, Glassman Automotive Group
Steve Finlay, WardsAuto.com
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

While everyone in the automotive industry focuses on new cars, the used car market is red hot right now. But how long will it last? Technology is both enhancing and disrupting sales of used vehicles. On Autoline This Week, our panel discusses if the used car market will continue to boom or if it’s just another bubble.

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