ATW #2415 – What Will It Take To Get The U.S. Auto Industry Back On Its Feet?

May 21st, 2020 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 05/21 @ 04:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 06/07 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Debbie Dingell, U.S. Congress
Julie Fream, OESA
Steve Finlay, WardsAuto
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The U.S. auto industry employs nearly a million people and generates nearly one trillion dollars for the U.S. economy. The faster the auto industry gets back on its feet, the faster the U.S. economy recovers. U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, Julie Fream, CEO of the Original Equipment Supplier Association, Steve Finlay of WardsAuto and John McElroy of Autoline.tv discuss what the industry needs.

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ATW #2414 – Unleashing Innovation Through Design

May 14th, 2020 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 05/14 @ 04:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 05/17 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Rich Sheridan, Menlo Innovations
Liz Wetzel, Lawrence Technological University
Brett Smith, CAR
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Traditional automakers work at a much slower clock-speed than Silicon Valley. In many respects, they have to. Automobiles are very complicated pieces of machinery and can have a big impact on public safety. Even so, automakers want to speed up their clock-speed. Today’s show is about how they’re doing that.

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ATW #2413 – The Struggle to Restart the Automotive Industry

May 1st, 2020 at 10:00am

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 05/07 @ 04:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 05/10 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Mark Wakefield, AlixPartners
Mike Colias, Wall Street Journal
Joe White, Reuters
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers and their suppliers desperately want to get back to normal production. If they don’t get revenue coming in soon they could face bankruptcy. But even after they restart their assembly lines, will there be customers ready to buy their cars? Today’s panel examines the challenges the auto industry faces and the likely steps it will take to get things going again.

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