Coming Soon: Autoline on the Road from Autonomous Cars 2015

August 24th, 2015 at 4:37pm

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Join John McElroy as he visits Autonomous Cars 2015! Autoline is bringing you ongoing coverage of the latest industry insights about self-driving cars.

Keep checking Autoline.tv as we post the latest automaker interviews, hot off the conference floor. Personalities already scheduled to appear:

Cem Saraydar with General Motors
Danny Shapiro with NVIDIA
Joel Hoffmann with Renesas Electronics Corp.
Craig Giffi with Deloitte
Manuela Papadopol with Elektrobit

Ongoing Autonomous Cars Coverage
August 25-26, 2015
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AAH #299 – Meet the 3000-Horsepower Blue Viper

August 21st, 2015 at 1:20pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Will Toyota & Lexus put an end to dealer haggling?
- Is Tesla about to be clobbered by the Germans?

SPECIAL GUEST: Van Conway, CONMAR Racing

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Jim McCraw, Freelance Auto Journalist

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Auto Tune: “Long Promised Road” by The Beach Boys

August 19th, 2015 at 3:00pm

Driving, riding, roads and of course cars themselves have all been immortalized by writers, composers and musicians around the world. Auto Tune is our way to spotlight a unique transportation song to celebrate these “ridden” gems along with the artists or composers who crafted them. Some you may know, many we’re sure you don’t.

86cda-beachboys-surfThe late ‘60s wasn’t exactly a blast for the Beach Boys. Their biggest rival, The Beatles, had released undoubtedly their best work and surpassed the group in both sales and critical approval. And if that weren’t enough there was the whole brother Brian issue. You all know the story, Brian Wilson, the leader of the band and resident musical genius, dabbled with LSD which ended up with a very bad trip that began in 1967 and has lasted pretty much to this day.

With Brian lightly contributing to the post-SMILE output, the rest of the band had to step up if they were going to continue as The Beach Boys. And they did. Mike Love revisited familiar ground with the hit “Do It Again”; Dennis Wilson – the original Beach Boy – created the achingly-beautiful “Forever”; And new band member Bruce Johnston wrote the sweet paean to his Orange Country youth in “Disney Girls.” But the youngest Wilson brother Carl also wrote several songs over this period. Teamed with band manager Jack Rieley, their first effort is the week’s Auto Tune.

I’ve always considered “Long Promised Road” a catchy, very hopeful song. Some have even described it as life affirming thanks to, especially, its chorus. Please take a listen to Carl Wilson’s beautiful contribution to the underrated album “Surf’s Up.”

- Chip Drake, Executive Producer, Autoline

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Autoline LIVE from Woodward Ave. 2015

August 14th, 2015 at 7:26pm

We’re LIVE from the site of the biggest one-day automotive event in the world! Once again we’re back on the curb and ready to ogle the classics cruising up and down Michigan’s most famous avenue, Woodward. This year we’re welcoming a bevy of guests including Jim Hall, automotive analyst; Tricia Hecker, Head of Mopar Marketing; Scott Burgess, Motor Trend; Mark Trostle, Head of Dodge and SRT Design; and Mark Phelan, the Detroit Free Press auto critic with a unique look at vintage emergency vehicles.

Auto Tune: “Goin’ Southbound” by Stan Ridgway

August 12th, 2015 at 3:00pm

Driving, riding, roads and of course cars themselves have all been immortalized by writers, composers and musicians around the world. Auto Tune is our way to spotlight a unique transportation song to celebrate these “ridden” gems along with the artists or composers who crafted them. Some you may know, many we’re sure you don’t.

Stan-Ridgway-Mosquitos-547054If you don’t know the musician Stan Ridgway, just think Humphrey Bogart with a Fender Stratocaster. He was the frontman for the MTV-friendly ‘80s band Wall of Voodoo, but he went on his own to put out some of the most intriguing albums of the late 20th Century. His first, “The Big Heat” from 1986, could’ve been a soundtrack from one of those 1940s black and white Billy Wilder films if you didn’t know better. Moody and cinematic, he didn’t so much give us songs as he did visual stories mixed with music: not spoken word but legitimate songs that happened to act like small films.

On his second album a few years later, Mosquitos, he again took us into a world of characters and crime performed in a dark cohesive structure.

This week’s Auto Tune entitled “Goin’ Southbound” comes from Ridgway’s sophomore effort. Take a listen and see the kind of stories he creates.

- Chip Drake, Executive Producer, Autoline

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Coming Soon: Autoline LIVE from Woodward Ave.

August 11th, 2015 at 3:00pm

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Get ready for a special webcast THIS FRIDAY from the site of the biggest one-day automotive event in the world! Once again we’ll be back on the curb and ready to ogle the classics cruising up and down Michigan’s most famous avenue, Woodward. This year we’re welcoming a bevy of guests including Jim Hall, automotive analyst; Tricia Hecker, Head of Mopar Marketing; Scott Burgess, Motor Trend; Mark Trostle, Head of Dodge and SRT Design; and Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press auto critic with a unique look at vintage emergency vehicles.

LIVE Friday, August 14, 2015
4PM ET/20:00 GMT

Start sending your questions in now using Twitter! Just submit them with the hashtag #WoodwardLIVEDodgeMopar.

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AAH #298 – An Automotive List to Die For

August 6th, 2015 at 3:00pm

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SPECIAL GUEST: Jason Fogelson, Author, “100 Things for Every Gearhead to do Before They Die.”
- Digging into a gearhead’s bucket list and adding a few items of our own.

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Todd Lassa, Automobile.

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#InternYazaki: Supplier-OEM Relationships & More at CAR MBS 2015

August 6th, 2015 at 12:12pm


Autoline is partnering with Yazaki to offer a unique perspective of the 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars. During the week of CAR MBS, Yazaki interns will be posting their insights to Instagram and Twitter using #InternYazaki. We’ll be sharing some of the most interesting of those posts right here on Autoline.tv, so check back often. The opinions and reports from the intern correspondents are their own and do not reflect the editorial position of Autoline.


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Magna: Find the Problem to Find the Solution – CAR MBS 2015

August 5th, 2015 at 6:28pm

Swamy Kotagiri is the Chief Technology Officer for Magna International. He talks with John McElroy about collaborating with industries outside of automotive in order to innovate faster. Kotagiri gives a few examples of how the company has used unusual means to develop solutions and explains why his mantra is “find the problem.”

Local Motors Opening Microfactories to Print Road-Ready Cars – CAR MBS 2015

August 5th, 2015 at 5:59pm

Justin Fishkin is the Chief Strategy Officer of Local Motors. He talks with John McElroy about the business model behind manufacturing cars on a regional scale. Whereas traditional companies have thousands of engineers, Local Motors pulls from a pool of hundreds of thousands and uses the very best ideas to produce a car in about half the development time of a typical car. He explains that the company will have a total of four microfactories by the fall of 2015.