AAH #459 – Mazda: Small, But Mighty Through Engineering

April 12th, 2019 at 10:30am

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SPECIAL GUEST: Masahiro Moro, CEO, Mazda North America
Vehicle In-Studio: 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback

TOPICS:
02:42 – Mazda’s Momentum
36:02 – Doctor Data
41:48 – Hinrichs & Farley:
Old vs. New?
48:22 – The Autonomy Bandwagon
1:10:21 – NY Auto Show
1:13:05 – FCA in the pool with Tesla: Clever way to meet EU emissions?

PANEL:
- Todd Lassa,
Automobile
- Lindsay Brooke, SAE International
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production

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AAH #458 – Sandy Munro Talks About Tesla in China

April 5th, 2019 at 10:39am

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SPECIAL GUEST: Sandy Munro, Munro & Associates

TOPICS:
01:50 – Tesla Model 3, China’s Version
36:34 – Doctor Data
40:37 – Ford’s China 2.0
program
48:03 – Toyota Patents on Electrification
50:00 – Sandy’s Tesla Model 3 charts
1:06:26 – Rapid Fire: Model 3 Questions

PANEL:
- Frank Markus,
MotorTrend
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #457 – The Amazing Heritage of General Motors

March 22nd, 2019 at 11:09am

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SPECIAL GUEST: Greg Wallace, GM Heritage Center

TOPICS:
01:16 – General Motors:
Glory Days
31:58 – Doctor Data
36:22 – Ford Increasing Production
39:05 – GM to Invest $2.7-billion in Brazil: How Do You Say “Yikes!” in Portuguese
42:05 – GM rumored to be selling Lordstown Plant
45:50 – Evelozcity Talks to Magna Steyr About Building EVs in U.S.
49:58 – Carlos Tavares Goes Shopping: What Looks Good?

PANEL:
- Craig Cole,
AutoGuide.com
- James Amend, WardsAuto.com
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production

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AAH #456 – Tipping A Pint & Draining The Brains

March 15th, 2019 at 9:41am

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TOPICS:
05:45 – The end of the tunnel
for the ICE
16:41 – VW going even more electric
36:30 – Doctor Data
41:42 – Luck of the Irish
46:15 – Cruise on a hiring binge
51:40 – Human reaction to AVs
55:30 – Ridesharing causing traffic
58:21 – Tesla Model Y launch
1:05:06 – POST SHOW discussion

PANEL:
- Michael Robinet,
IHS Markit
- Charles Chesbrough, Cox Automotive
- Gary Vasilash, AD&P
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #455 – Corvette C8: Specs & Speculation

March 8th, 2019 at 9:49am

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TOPICS:
05:55 – Corvette C8

37:55 – Doctor Data
40:02 – Geneva Opens
45:55 – Graphic Balance: Speedometers
48:00 – Lordstown Closes
59:50 – Tesla closing stores

PANEL:
Don Sherman,
Freelance
Peter DeLorenzo, Autoextremist.com
Gary Vasilash, AD&P
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #454 – Tractors, Airplanes & Other Things You Don’t Know About Ford

March 1st, 2019 at 9:01am

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SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Kreipke, Ford Historian, Emeritus

TOPICS:
04:10 – Ford’s Fascinating History
33:50 – Doctor Data
37:40 – Mercedes & BMW:
Joining on Autonomy
41:35 – The Reality of Level 4 Autonomy
45:20 – Did Ford go too far in the move to SUVs?
51:55 – FCA: Maybe They Should Rename the Company “Jeep”
56:45 – Tesla: The Wait is Almost Over
1:02:45 – POST SHOW discussion

PANEL:
- Christie Schweinsberg,
WardsAuto.com
- Greg Migliore, Autoblog.com
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production

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AAH #453 – How To Engineer an Electric Hot Rod

February 22nd, 2019 at 10:43am

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SPECIAL GUEST: Dave Fulton, EV Powertrain Expert, BorgWarner

TOPICS:
01:50 – The ABCs of Designing EVs:
BorgWarner
33:58 – Doctor Data
38:15 – Car loan repayments lag; global sales sag
44:45 – Uber & Didi each lose a billion: Need a ride?
47:36 – GM & Cruise: Major Profit?
50:14 – Amazon is taking over the World
52:58 – PHONE CALL: Jason’s New Books
57:48 – The Carlos Ghosn Situation
1:10:40 – POST SHOW: Texting & Driving

PANEL:
- Henry Payne,
The Detroit News
- Jason Vines, Automotive Communications Expert
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #452 – Cadillac, Rivian & Other Valentine Stories

February 15th, 2019 at 10:15am

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SPECIAL GUEST: John Plonka, Chief Engineer, Cadillac XT6

TOPICS:
02:16 – Cadillac XT6
33:35 – Doctor Data
36:45 – Automotive Valentines
50:45 – Amazon & GM Love Rivian
1:03:17 – Disengagement of Autonomous Vehicles
1:06:10 – Cruise Automation testing
1:09:19 – After Hours After Glow: Should Apple buy Tesla?

PANEL:
- Jeff Gilbert
, WWJ NewsRadio 950
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #451 – Will The Internal Combustion Engine Survive?

February 8th, 2019 at 10:15am

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SPECIAL GUEST: Brett Smith, Center for Automotive Research

TOPICS:
03:10 – Will the ICE get Clobbered by Electrics?

22:05 – PHONE CALL: Why isn’t more time being spent on natural gas?
32:36 – U.S. Government doesn’t prioritize Hybrids/Electrics
38:20 – Doctor Data
42:02 – Opinions on Tesla

57:25 – Is GM doing more research on autonomy than electrification?
1:00:25 – Rapid Fire Q&A
1:11:12 – The Discussion Continues…

PANEL:
- Phoebe Howard,
Detroit Free Press
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #450 – Ed Welburn Talks Car Design

February 1st, 2019 at 9:37am

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SPECIAL GUEST: Ed Welburn, Former VP of GM Design

TOPICS:
06:34 – Ed Welburn: Car Designer, Movie Producer, Book Writer
10:16 – Ed’s Thoughts on GM Design today
22:08 – Should Camaro abandon the 1969 influence?
23:57 – What Cars Does Ed Want Back?
37:15 – New Technology for Design
46:00 – PHONE CALL:
Is it harder to design a car without a grille or with a grille?
53:00 – Are we in a Golden Age of Automotive Design?
58:30 – PHONE CALL: Cadillac Ciel Concept
1:02:40 – The Future of Auto Shows
1:11:47 – POST-SHOW: Pontiac Aztec, Rivian, Fiero, Hummer HX

PANEL:
- Peter DeLorenzo,
Autoextremist.com
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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