ATW #2322 – Passenger Drones and The Automotive Connection

August 15th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 8/15 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Thursday, 8/22 @ 5:30pm ET

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Bill Foy, Senior VP of Engineering, Denso
Jon Rimanelli, Founder/CEO, ASX
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Flying cars have been part of science fiction fantasy for nearly a century but now fantasy is turning into reality. And the auto industry is starting to explore how it can play a role in what could be a brand-new market. Flying cars could be less than a decade away. That’s today’s topic on Autoline This Week.

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ATW #2321 – Ford Transforms Its Product Development Process

August 8th, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 8/8 @ 4:00pm ET
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Jim Baumbick, VP, Enterprise Product Line Management, Ford
Mike Martinez, Automotive News
Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The Ford Motor Company is completely changing the way it develops new cars and trucks. They call it EPLM or Enterprise Product Line Management. Ford is also using what it calls customer-centric-design. What does it all mean? On Autoline This Week, Jim Baumbick, the VP of Enterprise Product Line Management at Ford, explains what it’s all about and why it could transform the Ford Motor Company.

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ATW #2320 – Automotive Outlook: Few Profits In Sight

August 1st, 2019 at 4:00pm

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Mark Wakefield, AlixPartners
Jamie Butters, Automotive News
Joe White, Reuters
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers and suppliers are investing heavily in electric and autonomous cars as well as mobility services. But AlixPartners says the industry is entering a profit desert because nobody is making money with these technologies…at least not yet. On Autoline This Week, Mark Wakefield explains how the industry will have to handle this transition.

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