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ATW #2425 – Mazda Outperforms The Market

August 19th, 2020 at 3:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Wednesday, 08/19 @ 03:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 08/30 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Jeff Guyton, President, Mazda North America
Brian Armstead, Autosense/Roadgear
Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Mazda is a relatively small car company that can stand toe-to-toe with the biggest automakers. So far this year it’s doing better than any other automaker in the American market, and is picking up market share. Jeff Guyton, President, Mazda North America explains how and what they’re doing.

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AAH #521 – Customizing Cars & Keeping It All Legal

August 14th, 2020 at 10:28am

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GUESTS:
John Waraniak, SEMA
Michael McSweeney, FOX Factory
Jake Rodenroth, asTech
Alex Lybarger, TRC Inc.

TOPICS:
04:05 – ADAS Sensors
and calibration
33:07 – State of MI & the Autonomous Connected Corridor
36:55 – Cadillac Lyriq
43:00 – Will Ioniq Become the Genesis of EVs
48:38 – Nikola Selling 2,500 Garbage Trucks—EVs, not H2
59:52 – CFO Leaves GM
1:04:15 – Daimler Settles

PANEL:
- Todd Lassa,
Automobile
- Gary Vasilash, autobeatonline.com
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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ATW #2424 – The Chinese Challenge

August 13th, 2020 at 12:25pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 08/13 @ 01:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 08/23 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Michael Dunne, ZoZo Go
Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press
Jamie Butters, Automotive News
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Just a few years ago, the Chinese economy and auto industry were booming. Foreign automakers and suppliers rushed in with massive investments. Today things do not look as promising. Michael Dunne, Founder of ZoZo Go, talks about the changes and the pitfalls ahead.

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AAH #520 – All About Genesis

August 7th, 2020 at 10:00am

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GUEST:
Mark Del Rosso
CEO, Genesis Motor North America

TOPICS:
03:57 – Genesis

33:09 – What Will Farley Mean for Ford?
56:17 – Levandowski: Don’t Do the Crime If You Can’t Do the Time
59:43 – Karma Being Sued
1:07:05 – bp Loses $6.7-billion in Q2: COVID or Environment?

PANEL:
- Keith Naughton,
Bloomberg News
- Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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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.

ATW #2423 – Reverse Merger Mania

August 4th, 2020 at 10:30am

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Internet Premiere: Tuesday, 08/04 @ 11:00am ET
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PANEL:
Steve Girsky, VectoIQ
David Welch, Bloomberg News
John Stoll, The Wall Street Journal
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automotive startups have discovered a new way to raise a lot of money fast. They’re called reverse mergers, which involve what are called blank check companies, also known as SPACs, or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies. If you have not heard of reverse mergers, you’re going to. They’re the hottest topic in the investment community.

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BorgWarner Cements Its Commitment to a Cleaner, More Just World – Autoline Exclusives

August 3rd, 2020 at 4:29pm

It’s common to see large automakers publish a sustainability report every year, but it’s not common to see that from automotive suppliers. BorgWarner just published a report that documents its reduction in carbon emissions and water usage, its achievements in zero landfill waste, and its commitment to a more diverse workforce. Michelle Collins, Director of Marketing at BorgWarner, fills in the details.