CAR MBS 2020: Day 2 Afternoon Recap

August 5th, 2020 at 5:13pm

The Management Briefing Seminars put on by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), like so many other events, has gone virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic and so has our coverage of the conference. Our recap of the afternoon features Carla Bailo and Edgar Faler from CAR who talk about autonomy and how it might be better suited for use in the trucking industry before we start seeing self-driving cars in the showroom. That’s followed up by CAR’s Kristin Dziczek and Bernard Swiecki who provide an outlook for the industry. Is it good? Is it bad? Find out now…

CAR MBS 2020: Day 2 Morning Recap

August 5th, 2020 at 4:00pm

The Management Briefing Seminars put on by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), like so many other events, has gone virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic and so has our coverage of the conference. We first highlight a session moderated by Sean Kelley from Mannik Smith Group that focuses on mobility as a service (MAS) and how things like coronavirus and electrification are having an impact on that sector. Then we talk with Brett Smith from CAR who looked at the issues facing automakers and suppliers making the switch from ICE to BEV.

CAR MBS 2020: Day 1 Afternoon Recap

August 4th, 2020 at 5:17pm

The Management Briefing Seminars put on by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), like so many other events, has gone virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic and so has our coverage of the conference. In this recap of the Day 1 afternoon session, Carla Bailo and Bernard Swiecki from CAR, talk about the societal issues and impact of the coronavirus on automakers and suppliers. And then Jonathan Fay from the University of Michigan backs that up with talk about autonomy and how that space is growing.

CAR MBS 2020: Day 1 Morning Recap

August 4th, 2020 at 4:00pm

The Management Briefing Seminars put on by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), like so many other events, has gone virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic and so has our coverage of the conference. In this recap of the Day 1 morning session, Kristin Dziczek of CAR talks about trade and the automotive industry. What impact has the USMCA had on automakers and suppliers and what opportunities does it present? And Brett Smith, also of CAR, talks electrification. Now that the industry has started to make the switch from ICE to EV, how do automakers make that transition? Take a look.

Ridealong with Faraday Future’s CEO – CES 2020

January 15th, 2020 at 3:26pm

SPECIAL GUEST: Carsten Breitfeld, CEO, Faraday Future

After wrapping up our scheduled interviews with Faraday Future CEO, Carsten Breitfeld, he asked us if we’d like to go for a ride in the all-electric FF91. With no other obligations at the time, we took him up on the offer. The crew slapped some microphones on and set the camera to record. We ask him all kinds of questions and at some point we think Mr. Breitfeld forgot the camera was on. It turned into a pretty candid conversation, including what it was like moving from a traditional OEM (BMW) to a startup (Faraday Future).

Honda Xcelerates Start-Up Innovations – CES 2020

January 9th, 2020 at 4:51pm

SPECIAL GUEST: Dennis Clark, Managing Director of Strategic Venture Partnerships, Honda Innovations

Honda, like other automakers, really wants to connect with high-tech startups. So it established a division in Silicon Valley called Honda Innovations. And as part of that it launched Honda Xcelerator. It provides workspace, mentors, and prototyping and testing capabilities to people who have ideas but don’t have the means to develop them. Dennis Clark, the managing director of strategic partnerships, takes us on a tour of several of the products that are coming out of Honda Xcelerator.

Continental CUbE: A New Urban Mobility Experience – CES 2020

January 9th, 2020 at 4:03pm

SPECIAL GUEST: Tamara Snow, Head of Research & Advanced Engineering, Continental N.A.

Public transportation is predicted to continue to increase over time and more people will turn to shared mobility. In the future, many of these vehicles will be autonomous and that raises the question, how do pedestrians and road users communicate with them when there’s no driver? With its new CUbE concept, Continental is working on new ways for robo vehicles to communicate with people. But it’s also a testing platform for how customers will experience future mobility.

Gentex: So Much More Than A Mirror Company – CES 2020 – Sponsored Segment

January 9th, 2020 at 2:47pm

SPECIAL GUEST: Steve Downing, President & CEO, Gentex Corporation

Gentex started out as a small company that made rear view mirrors for cars. It still does that, but now has leveraged its expertise in glass and lighting to do things with mirrors that are simply surprising. And it’s branching out beyond automotive into aerospace and the medical field. Can you believe that Gentex has created the operating room of the future? Listen to Steve Downing, the CEO, take us through the company’s breathtaking product portfolio.

Magna Leading Technological Development – CES 2020 – Sponsored Segment

January 8th, 2020 at 5:32pm

SPECIAL GUEST: Boris Shulkin, VP of R&D, Magna International

Magna is an automotive supplier with a wide breadth of products that are at the leading edge of technological development. From powertrain, to lighting, to ADAS and autonomous technology—to name a few areas—Magna is a go-to supplier for the world’s automakers. Boris Shulkin, the VP of R&D, takes us on a quick tour of the latest technology the company is showing at CES 2020 and talks about the biggest contract it ever landed with an automaker.

Ford Helping to Improve City Services & Safety – CES 2020

January 8th, 2020 at 3:54pm

SPECIAL GUEST: Bill Frykman, Exec. Director of City Analytics Businesses, Ford Mobility Solutions

The mobility systems that cities have in place today are not going work in the future, whether that be dealing with parking, congestion or even safety. So, Ford is using data, artificial intelligence and simulation to figure out how to improve real life issues.