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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ATW #2224 – Shiloh: Booming Growth Through Traditional Manufacturing

July 19th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 7/19 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 7/22 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Ramzi Hermiz, CEO, Shiloh
Joe Szczesny, TheDetroitBureau.com
Jeff Gilbert, CBS Detroit Radio
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Shiloh Industries is a traditional auto supplier that pours, bends, machines and welds metals. And yet sales have tripled in four year’s time. On Autoline This Week, Ramzi Hermiz the CEO of Shiloh Industries, talks about how the company’s lightweighting experience is propelling that growth and will continue to do so even with electric and autonomous vehicles. He also talks about his experience serving on the board of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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ATW #2223 – You’ve Heard of Smartphones, Get Ready for Smart Seats

July 12th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 7/12 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 7/15 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Ray Scott, CEO, Lear
Drew Winter, WardsAuto.com
Doron Levin, In the Driver’s Seat, SiriusXM Ch. 121
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The auto industry is undergoing massive technological change. That’s why LEAR, a traditional seat supplier, is adding the technical capability to ensure the company can grow as the industry evolves. Ray Scott, the CEO of LEAR joins us on Autoline This Week, to discuss a number of topics, including how the seat in your car, is about to join the internet of things.

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ATW #2222 – Preparing Nissan for A Disruptive Decade

July 5th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 7/5 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 7/8 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Jose Munoz, Chief Performance Officer, Nissan Motor Co.
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

This year’s recipient of the SAE Foundation’s Leadership of the Year Award, is Jose Munoz, the Chief Performance Officer at Nissan. He’s in charge of the company’s efforts in China and on this edition of Autoline This Week, Munoz presents his views on how the country is moving into the forefront of automotive technology. He also discusses the industry’s move into electrification, autonomy and mobility services.

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ATW #2221 – Robots Will Not Gut Manufacturing Jobs

June 28th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 6/28 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 7/1 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Marty Linn, Manager, Advanced Automation and Principal Robotics Engineer, General Motors
Mike Cicco, President and CEO, FANUC America Corp.
Jeff Burnstein, President, Robotic Industries Association
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

There’s a big concern over robots eliminating manufacturing jobs. On Autoline This Week, we’re joined by three robotics experts who say that while some jobs will be lost, more new ones will be created. And that robots will make manufacturing companies cost competitive in global markets.

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ATW #2220 – Getting PSA Back in the USA

June 21st, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 6/21 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 6/24 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Larry Dominique, President, PSA North America
Michelle Krebs, Autotrader
Paul Eisenstein, The Detroit Bureau
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

After dropping out of the American market in 1991, French automaker PSA, the parent company of Peugeot and Citroen, wants back in. Before it starts building or selling cars in the U.S., it wants to launch a ride sharing service called Free2Move. Larry Dominique, the CEO of PSA North America, talks about their plans and how big this business could be.

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