ATW #2409 – How the Heck will we Repair these Newfangled Cars?

March 26th, 2020 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: LIVE Saturday, 03/07 @ 12:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 03/29 @ 10:30am ET

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Mike Anderson, CEO, Collision Advice
Sean Carey, President & CEO, SCG Management Consultants
Jake Rodenroth, Director, Industry Relations, asTech
John Van Alstyne, CEO & President, I-CAR
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers are equipping cars with ADAS, or advanced driver assistance systems, including radar, sonar and video cameras. This is the technology that can make cars safer with blind spot detection, automated emergency braking and lane keeping. But if your car gets bent up in an accident, who’s going to make sure these sensors are properly aimed and calibrated? In collaboration with I-CAR, the independent collision auto repair association, we have three automotive repair experts weighing in on what the industry needs to do to make sure ADAS technology truly keeps your car safe.

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ATW #2408 – Cracking the Code on How to Sell EVs

March 19th, 2020 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 03/19 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 03/22 @ 10:30am ET

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Mike Dovorany, Escalent
Bob Gritzinger, Wards Intelligence
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers have to sell electric cars. It’s the law. But so far EVs only account for 1.4% of all new car sales. So how can automakers grow the EV segment? Escalent is a research firm that’s identified six different groups of new car buyers and what motivates them to buy a new car. You might be surprised by its findings because “saving the environment” is not high on their list. Instead, automakers need to key in on other attributes, which is the topic of this show’s discussion.

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ATW #2407 – The Electronic Transformation of the Automobile

February 20th, 2020 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 02/20 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 02/23 @ 10:30am ET

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Robin Milavec, Chief Technical Officer, Nexteer
James Beaton (JB), Automotive Sales Director, ON Semiconductor
Jack Keebler, Keebler Auto
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

For over a century, cars were all about nuts & bolts and stamping & welding. Not anymore. Today, the automobile is going through an electronic metamorphosis that is going to transform the driving experience. How far will it go, how fast will it happen and can the traditional auto industry keep up with the change?

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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,
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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
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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
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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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