ATW #2502 – Chevrolet’s Digital Tool Box Is Boosting Sales & Market Share

January 22nd, 2021 at 10:00am

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PANEL:
Steve Hill, U.S. Vice President, Chevrolet
Michelle Krebs, Cox Automotive
Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

When the auto industry shut down last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic it lost a lot of production. Even now, car dealers are running on bare-bone levels of inventory. But Chevrolet is using new digital tools to let customers peer into its pipeline and discover the delivery date for the exact vehicle they want. It’s also engaging customers online with experts who can answer their questions, including technical ones about electric cars. Steve Hill, the head of Chevrolet, talks about how they’re using these digital tools to boost market share.

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AAH #540 – Learn More About Gentex

January 21st, 2021 at 5:43pm

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GUEST:
Neil Boehm, Gentex

TOPICS:
03:55 – Gentex
32:26 – What Happened On This Day in 1954?
38:42 – Motor Bella in Detroit
45:16 – Pardoning Levandowski
49:12 – GM joining with Microsoft.
Important?
51:40 – Apple (maybe) working with Hyundai. More Important?
1:00:25 – Semiconductor firms supply consumer electronics first. Extremely important?

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Lindsay Brooke,
SAE International; Gary Vasilash, Gardner Business Media; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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Open Sesame! Magna’s Car Doors Open Automatically – CES 2021

January 15th, 2021 at 10:00am

UX—or user experience—is one of the mega trends in the auto industry right now. It’s all about making drivers and passengers enjoy their rides more comfortably and conveniently. That’s why Magna developed door systems that will open and close automatically. John O’Hara, the president of Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting, explains the advantages of operating doors with software and when these doors will be in production. Hint: It’s a lot sooner than you might think.

AAH #539 – Sandy Munro Drops A Big Surprise!

January 14th, 2021 at 5:30pm

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GUEST:
Sandy Munro, Munro & Associates

PANEL:
Chase Drum,
Freelance; Gary Vasilash, Gardner Business Media; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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EV Startups Are Knock, Knock, Knocking On Magna’s Door – CES 2021

January 14th, 2021 at 9:56am

Magna is the largest contract assembler for full vehicles in the world. It has assembly plants in Austria and China, and there could be another one on the way. That’s because all kinds of EV startups are calling the company to see if it could build their cars. But Magna Steyr does a lot more than just bolt a bunch of components together for its customers. It can offer them full project management. Frank Klein, the president of Complete Vehicles at Magna Steyr, gets into the details.

Magna Positioned To Be Full-Line EV Supplier – CES 2021

January 13th, 2021 at 10:17am

Magna can design, engineer and manufacture everything needed for an electric vehicle, including entire vehicles. And it’s joining forces with LG to do even more with motors and inverters. Tom Rucker, the president of Magna Powertrains talks about the advantages of that partnership. And he also explains how Magna can help automakers quickly convert existing vehicles to electric drive with its eBeam axle. It’s literally a bolt-in solution. Rucker explains the opportunities that this opens up.

Magna Sees Bright Future For ADAS – CES 2021

January 12th, 2021 at 10:36am

Magna sees big opportunities in L2 and L2.5 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. But it hasn’t taken its eye off the future of autonomy. It’s adding hundreds of engineers and working with its tech partners to continue to develop this technology. And for CES it’s unveiling a self-contained autonomous parking system, as Uwe Geissinger, the President of Magna Electronics explains.

Holy Moly, Even Magna Has An Electric Pickup Truck! – CES 2021

January 11th, 2021 at 12:30pm

For CES, Magna is showing off all its capabilities with electric vehicles. But rather than just display a bunch of different components, it’s demonstrating how it can develop an entire vehicle, in this case with an electric pickup. Sherif Marakby, the EVP of R&D at Magna, tells us about this truck, as well as the company’s latest developments in aerodynamics, light weighting, ADAS and full autonomy.

AAH #538 – Vaporware or Imminent Reality? When Will We Finally See Autonomous Cars?

January 7th, 2021 at 4:28pm

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GUEST:
Jeff Stout, Global Innovation, Yanfeng

TOPICS:
07:02 – Yanfeng & Autonomy

44:35 – Yes, Tesla is a $$$ machine. But does 500K cars make it the real thing?
51:10 – Apple: Project Titan back from the dead?
56:26 – 2020 sales. From worse to just bad.

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Pete Bigelow,
Automotive News; Gary Vasilash, Gardner Business Media; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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ATW #2501 – The Economic & Automotive Outlook for 2021

January 1st, 2021 at 10:00am

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PANEL:
Elaine Buckberg, Chief Economist, General Motors
Mike Colias, The Wall Street Journal
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Elaine Buckberg, the Chief Economist at General Motors, provides her economic outlook, the need for more stimulus, why the stock market is so strong, and why pickups are selling so well.

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