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.

Bose: Intuitive Sound Generation – CES 2020 – Sponsored Segment

January 8th, 2020 at 2:58pm

SPECIAL GUEST: John Pelliccio, Product Communications, Bose Automotive Systems

Don’t you just hate all the beeps and warnings you get from the safety systems in your car? Some people just turn them off, which defeats the purpose of having these safety systems in the first place. Bose has a solution. They call it “aware signal steering.” And being Bose, it’s all about how you hear sound.

Porsche Taycan Gets Custom Bose Sound System – CES 2020 – Sponsored Segment

January 8th, 2020 at 2:18pm

SPECIAL GUESTS: Mike DePetro, Product Manager, Porsche Cars N.A. & John Pelliccio, Product Communications, Bose Automotive Systems

Weight and power consumption are big deals for electric vehicles because automakers want the longest range possible from their batteries. That means scrutinizing over systems they might never have with an internal combustion engine vehicle, like the audio system. Check out how Porsche and Bose worked together to develop the sound system for the all-new Taycan.

Bertrandt: Helping to Develop New Products – CES 2020

January 7th, 2020 at 4:50pm

SPECIAL GUEST: Michael Luecke, Management Board Member, Bertrandt

Bertrandt may be a name you’ve never heard before, but it’s a large company that’s been around for more than 40 years and it supports its customers through the whole product development process. At CES, Bertrandt revealed an innovation platform, called HARRI that shows its ability in each of the mega trends; e-mobility, autonomy, connectivity and digitalization.

Valeo Develops Robo Delivery Shuttle – CES 2020

January 7th, 2020 at 3:54pm

SPECIAL GUEST: Daniel Benchetrite, New Mobility Application, Valeo N.A.

Could the pizza delivery person become a thing of the past? If supplier Valeo has anything to say about it, they will. It has created an autonomous, electric delivery shuttle that can be used to transport all kinds of goods to people, including food. What makes this shuttle unique is that it’s made using existing Valeo technology, like LIDAR and other sensors as well as a 48-volt propulsion system. Not only does that make it more affordable, but it should also make it safer than that pizza delivery person.

Faraday Future FF91: Kick Back & Relax – CES 2020

January 7th, 2020 at 2:34pm

SPECIAL GUEST: Carsten Breitfeld, CEO, Faraday Future

Kick off your shoes, rest your feet, put on a warm blanket and turn on the TV. Sounds pretty good, right? That’s the kind of experience Faraday Future wants you to have inside its first vehicle, the FF91.

Faraday Future Ready For A Comeback – CES 2020

January 7th, 2020 at 1:56pm

SPECIAL GUEST: Carsten Breitfeld, CEO, Faraday Future

Faraday Future debuted with a big splash at CES four years ago. Then it ran smack dab into major financial problems which set off a whirlwind of problems with investors. It cancelled plans to build a greenfield plant, and retrenched. Now it looks like they might be putting those problems behind them. Carsten Breitfeld, the CEO, talks about how the company will launch its car this year and how they plan to revolutionize mobility services.

ATW #2401 – North American Car, Truck & Utility of the Year Award I

January 2nd, 2020 at 4:00pm

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The North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) jury comprises roughly 50 automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada. Every year they vote on the best new cars, trucks and utility vehicles that came out in North America. Three of the NACTOY jurors join us on Autoline This Week to discuss the three cars that made it to the finalists list, as well as some of the cars that did not make the list. They also predict which vehicles will win the awards for best car, truck and utility.

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