Crafting Beautiful Car Interiors – CAR MBS 2017

July 31st, 2017 at 3:35pm

There is a lot of engineering that goes into developing the interiors of cars. Automakers want interiors that reflect craftsmanship. That’s where manufacturing plays a role. And so does design. Rose Ryntz talks about how the choice of materials in an interior plays as important a role as how they’re assembled.

Brembo: Automotive Jewelry – NYIAS 2017

April 12th, 2017 at 6:42pm

It’s a great time to be a brake manufacturer in the automotive industry, like Brembo. Muscle cars aren’t dying off, they seem to be surging and high-power electric cars are starting to gain some traction as well. And what’s one thing they all need? Brakes. Here’s Dan Sandberg, President and CEO of Brembo North America to fill us in on what the company’s up to.

Not Just a Jeep Hellcat – NYIAS 2017

April 12th, 2017 at 6:14pm

You might be thinking that having a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT would be enough. Not so. Here’s the Trackhawk. The shorthand is that it’s the Jeep Hellcat, but there’s more to it than that.

Toyota FT-4X is a Compact SUV for Millennials – NYIAS 2017

April 12th, 2017 at 5:50pm

With the market shift to SUVs, Toyota is looking for a vehicle that will appeal to millennials. What it came up with is the FT-4X. It’s a vehicle that looks rugged, yet casual and easy going. And the best part is, Toyota will gauge people’s reaction to see if it’s a vehicle it would ever come out with. And as we note here, it looks pretty production possible.

Demon Puts a Halo Over Dodge – NYIAS 2017

April 12th, 2017 at 4:59pm

One of the big questions with the Dodge Demon is, why a car like this? As Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands for FCA-North America says it’s a way to build the brand up by bringing its vehicles out of the enthusiast world and into the mainstream. And it held back five key stats on the Demon to keep us all engaged.

VW is Back to Selling Cars – NYIAS 2017

April 12th, 2017 at 4:14pm

VW was decimated by it’s emissions scandal, but now it’s putting that behind it and getting on with the job of selling cars. The early results look good. And here’s how VW plans to put the pedal to the metal, sales wise.

All-New Lincoln Navigator Highlights – NYIAS 2017

April 12th, 2017 at 3:35pm

Even though SUV sales are red hot, the current Lincoln Navigator has been a sales flop. Lincoln is out to change that with an all new Navigator that’s designed to turn heads and delight customers with a long list of unique product features. Here are some of the highlights.

The Business of Autonomy – NAIAS 2017

January 13th, 2017 at 11:41am

All kinds of companies are jumping on the autonomous bandwagon. But what are their business plans, and how are automakers going to work with their suppliers to develop the technology? Will the OEMs bring it all in-house or buy turn-key systems from suppliers? Jeff Klei shares his insight of how Continental sees this rolling out.

Beyond 2025/Globalization of Innovation – Autoline Supplier Symposium 2017 – Day Two

January 12th, 2017 at 2:39pm

Join John McElroy as he moderates panels organized by groups such as CAR and The Consulate General of Japan in Detroit.

Guests Include:
Greg Hamel, Director of Business Strategy & Indirect Purchasing, Ford
Jay Baron, President, Center for Automotive Research
Sandra McClelland, Sales Development Manager, Solvay Specialty Products
MaryAnn Wright, Group VP, Technology & Industry Relations, Johnson Controls Power
Mr. Mitsuhiro Wada, The Consul General of Japan in Detroit
Doug Patton, Executive VP, Engineering Division & CTO, DENSO International America, Inc.
John Clark, President of North American Sales Division, Aisin World Corp of America

Supplier Outlook/Building Talent Pool – Autoline Supplier Symposium 2017 – Day One

January 11th, 2017 at 6:37pm

Join John McElroy as he moderates panels organized by groups such as OESA and SME.

Guests Include:
Burt Jordan, VP Global Vehicle and Powertrain Purchasing & Supplier Diversity, Ford
Charles Chesbrough, Executive Director – Strategy, Research and Senior Economist, OESA
Ken Hopkins, President and CEO, NEAPCO Holdings LLC
Lon Offenbacher, CEO and President, INTEVA Products
Elizabeth Griffith, Director of Engineering, GM Global at Faurecia Interiors
Grahame Burrow, President, Magna Exteriors
Jeannine Kunz, VP of Tooling U at SME