AAH #555 – Looking At Lidar: Will This Tech Make AVs Happen?

May 7th, 2021 at 8:28am

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GUEST:
Mircea Gradu, Velodyne Lidar
TOPICS:
04:35 – Velodyne Lidar
36:26 – GM Looking
Into Future
47:55 – Can consumers afford a supply-chain fix?
1:02:12 – Micro-manufacturing

PANEL:
Alexa St. John, Automotive News; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #554 – Arrival in America. Innovative Product. Innovative Process.

April 30th, 2021 at 9:28am

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GUEST:
Mike Ableson, Arrival

TOPICS:
04:05 – Arrival in America
31:55 – EV Impact
34:43 – Ford Ion Park
39:39 – GM Ultium Charge 360

46:41 – Will Honda be 100% EV in 2040?
51:41 – Why is Tesla suddenly unpopular in China?

PANEL:
Mike Austin, Hemmings; Joe White, Reuters; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive

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AAH #553 – Making Cars With Sustainable Materials

April 23rd, 2021 at 10:34am

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GUEST:
Debbie Mielewski
Sustainability, Ford

TOPICS:
03:43 – Making Cars With Sustainable Materials
43:40 – Shanghai Show:
More EVs in China = More coal
52:12 – Is GM backtracking on EVs? (“Goal,” not “Guarantee”)
57:24 – Which Truck has Lowest MPG?
1:00:50 – Too much Hype with EVs?
1:07:18 – 50 Most Innovative Companies

PANEL:
Christie Schweinsberg, Wards Intelligence; Lindsay Brooke, SAE International; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #552 – Who The Heck Is Buying Those Audi e-trons?

April 15th, 2021 at 5:30pm

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GUEST:
Matt Mostafaei
Audi e-tron Product Manager

TOPICS:
01:52 – Audi e-tron: Q4, Q4 Sportback, GT
53:12 – BlueCruise, Super Cruise: Will subscriptions make OEMs money or is this like wired-in phones of yore?
1:07:44 – Which is a bigger development: Cruise in Dubai or Dominos in Houston?

PANEL:
Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit; Gary Vasilash, On Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #551 – Do You Really Need A 4,000 Pound Vehicle To Go Buy A Quart Of Milk?

April 9th, 2021 at 9:37am

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GUEST:
Matt Brueggeman
CEO, Flux Mopeds

TOPICS:
04:30 – Flux Mopeds
34:55 – An 830-hp EV SUV is a desire.
Does anyone need an EV pickup with a 400-mile range?
42:58 – In 2016 Ford said “high volume” AVs for ride sharing in 2021. It is 2021.
53:08 – Apple Vehicle or No Apple Vehicle?
57:45 – OEMs ask Feds to help with chip shortage. Can the Feds do what OEMs can’t?

PANEL:
John Snyder, Autoblog; Gary Vasilash, On Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #550 – Automotive Design & The Shape Of Things To Come

April 1st, 2021 at 6:10pm

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GUESTS:
Karl Ludvigsen, Ludvigsen Partners &
Hall, James Hall


PANEL:

Gary Vasilash, On Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #549 – Volkswagen Aims the ID.4 Right At Tesla’s Model Y

March 25th, 2021 at 5:27pm

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GUEST:
Hein Schafer
Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy
Volkswagen of America

TOPICS:
05:53 – Volkswagen ID.4
45:50 – Will lux EVs move the needle on mass market acceptance?
54:30 – What will have a bigger impact on dealers: COVID or EVs?
1:14:58 – Tesla Accepting Bitcoin as Payment

PANEL:
Sebastian Blanco,
Freelance; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #548 – Battle For The EV Market: Do Legacy Automakers Stand A Chance?

March 18th, 2021 at 4:35pm

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GUEST:
Rob Mantinan
Program Engineering Manager
Chevrolet Bolt EV/EUV

TOPICS:
05:00 – 2022 Bolt EV/EUV
47:46 – Why did VW hold
a “Power Day”?
57:51 – Foxconn Might Build EVs in Wisconsin
1:01:50 – Cruise buys Voyage: What will the AV market be?

PANEL:
Jeff Gilbert,
WWJ Newsradio 950; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #547 – How Automakers Figure Out What Kinds Of Cars To Make

March 11th, 2021 at 6:01pm

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GUEST:
Michael O’Brien

TOPICS:
03:50 – How Automakers Figure Out What Kinds Of Cars To Make
48:18 – Tesla’s Big Battery in Texas: Its About More than Cars
52:50 – Will the USPS Go EV After All?
58:38 – What We Know about the Jeep Wagoneer

PANEL:
Jason Fogelson,
ReviewGarage.com; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #546 – Inside the Development Process for Acura’s MDX

March 4th, 2021 at 5:28pm

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GUEST:
Tom Nguyen
2022 Acura MDX Global Development Leader

TOPICS:
06:15 – Acura MDX
29:42 – Automotive Sales
41:38 – Is Volvo a strong enough brand
to take on Tesla?
45:48 – Are EVs getting ahead of infrastructure?

PANEL:
Nicole Wakelin,
Freelance; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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