ATW #2413 – The Struggle to Restart the Automotive Industry

May 1st, 2020 at 10:00am

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 05/07 @ 04:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 05/10 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Mark Wakefield, AlixPartners
Mike Colias, Wall Street Journal
Joe White, Reuters
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers and their suppliers desperately want to get back to normal production. If they don’t get revenue coming in soon they could face bankruptcy. But even after they restart their assembly lines, will there be customers ready to buy their cars? Today’s panel examines the challenges the auto industry faces and the likely steps it will take to get things going again.

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ATW #2412 – Pushing for More Diversity in the Automotive Industry

April 16th, 2020 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 04/16 @ 04:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 04/19 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Cheryl Thompson, Founder & CEO, CADIA
Michelle Sourie Robinson, CEO, MI Minority Development Council
Carla Bailo, CEO, Center for Automotive Research
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The automotive industry made good progress over the last 30 years broadening its inclusion of women and minorities in its executive workforce. Even so, it’s falling woefully short of where it needs to be. On Autoline This Week, the panel discusses ideas and best practices on how the industry can do a better job.

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ATW #2411 – Hello Detroit? The U.S. Army Wants You

April 9th, 2020 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 04/09 @ 04:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 04/12 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Tammy Carnrike, Civilian Aid To The Secretary of the Army for MI & COO, Detroit Regional Chamber
Brigadier General Ross Coffman, United States Army
Mark Dickens, Chief Engineer, GM Defense
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Detroit used to be known as the Arsenal of Democracy. Not so much anymore. Now the U.S. military would like a lot more engagement from automakers and automotive suppliers. On Autoline This Week, the panel discusses the business opportunities the auto industry can pursue and how it can go about doing it.

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ATW #2410 – Coronavirus & The Impact on the Auto Industry

April 2nd, 2020 at 4:00pm

***This ATW was recorded on March 20, 2020***

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Internet Premiere: Friday, 03/20 @ 11:30am ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 04/05 @ 10:30am ET

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Michael Robinet, IHS Markit
Jeff Schuster, LMC Automotive
Haig Stoddard, Wards Intelligence
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The coronavirus crisis is wreaking havoc in the automotive industry. It’s never been through anything quite like this before, not even in wartime. What is the outlook for the industry, how can it respond and when can it get back to normal? Though the situation is still in a state of flux, three automotive experts provide their insights as to what may lie ahead for automakers, suppliers and dealers.

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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

PANEL:
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

PANEL:
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

PANEL:
Tom Murphy, WardsAuto
Bob Gritzinger, Wards Intelligence
Christie Schweinsberg,
Wards Intelligence
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

PANEL:
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

PANEL:
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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