Archive for the ‘Autoline Exclusives’ Category

That’s Not a Box, That’s a High-Tech Battery Tray – Autoline Exclusives

April 28th, 2020 at 2:41pm

Most people think all the technology in a battery pack is in the cells themselves. But there’s actually a lot of science and engineering that goes into designing the box. Mike Siwajek from Continental Structural Plastics takes us through all the different design parameters and materials.

The Video Game for Automotive Enthusiasts – Autoline Exclusives

April 27th, 2020 at 1:00pm

We’ll often hear someone say, “I could run that company better than ‘so-and-so.’” Well here’s your chance. Sean McElroy chats with Caswal Parker one of the developers of a video game, called Automation – The Car Company Tycoon Game. We think the name tells you most of what you need to know, but Caswal takes us through just how detailed the game really is.

Future EVs & AVs Will Be Delayed – Autoline Exclusives

April 24th, 2020 at 1:00pm

A recent survey of automakers and suppliers by IHS Markit shows that R&D budgets are being slashed, future technologies are being delayed as are the regulations that will govern those technologies. In this Autoline Exclusives, Matteo Fini, Executive Director of Supply & Technology at IHS Markit navigates Sean McElroy through the finer details of its survey.

General Motors Keeps Improving Super Cruise – Autoline Exclusives

April 23rd, 2020 at 1:00pm

*The Bolt discussed in the video refers to the 2022 Bolt EUV – which will be the first vehicle outside of the Cadillac Brand to feature Super Cruise.*

Anyone who’s driven Super Cruise raves about it. It started with Cadillac, but now GM is going to roll it out to Chevrolet, Buick & GMC. And they keep making improvements to the system. Mario Maiorana, Super Cruise Chief Engineer, tells us about all the updates.

Hyundai Targets NY, CT, MA For NEXO Fuel Cell Campaign – Autoline Exclusives

April 22nd, 2020 at 10:30am

While the auto industry plunges head first into battery electric vehicles, Hyundai is still committed to developing fuel cells. They offer great range, fast refueling and are not affected by bitter cold or sweltering hot weather. Jerome Gregeois talks about Hyundai’s fuel cell strategy.

Repair Industry Failing to Attract New Talent – Autoline Exclusives

April 21st, 2020 at 2:38pm

There’s a big shortage of qualified automotive technicians and it’s only going to get worse. Older techs are starting to retire and new ones aren’t being encouraged to come in. In this Autoline Exclusive, Sean McElroy talks with Craig Van Batenburg, CEO of a hybrid and EV training company, called Automotive Career Development Center or ACDC. He lays out his plan for helping the repair industry attract new talent.

The UX Strategy Behind Byton’s Giant Screen – Autoline Exclusives

April 20th, 2020 at 9:29am

Byton wants to launch its EV with the biggest screen anyone has seen inside a car. But there’s a reason why the 48-inch screen stretches from A pillar to A pillar: Byton wants to create the best user experience in the marketplace. Dré Nitze-Nelson explains the strategy on what they hope to accomplish.

Dealers Should Be Spending Advertising $s, Not Hoarding It – Autoline Exclusives

April 16th, 2020 at 2:33pm

What’s the biggest issue facing dealers right now? Showrooms and parking lots full of cars with no one there to look at them. Eric Trytko is the director of content and social media for Interactive Marketing and Consulting Services (IMACS), a company that helps dealers get their message out in creative and impactful ways. He says dealers that are still able to connect with their customers are the ones that aren’t sitting idle.

COVID-19 Crisis Forces Dealers Into Online Sales – Autoline Exclusives

April 15th, 2020 at 3:45pm

Traditional car dealers have pretty much sneered at Tesla’s online sales strategy. But with so many people afraid to leave their homes, Consumer Reports found that franchise car dealers are turning to online sales with free home delivery. Will “contactless” transactions be the way that cars are sold in the future? And what does this do to the traditional brick-and-mortar dealership?

Microgrids Key Role in Transition to EV Fleets – Autoline Exclusives

April 6th, 2020 at 1:00pm

As EVs grow in popularity, they will put more demand on the electric grid. One solution to help manage those extra loads are microgrids. Microgrids are a group of interconnected energy sources, such as solar and battery storage, that are connected to but can operate independently of the main power grid. Andy Haun, is the CTO of Microgrid Business at a company called Schneider Electric and he explained how microgrids can help with EV charging and the transition to fleet electrification.