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AAH #410 – Nissan Sprouts A New Leaf

February 23rd, 2018 at 9:45am

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SPECIAL GUEST: Christopher Reed, VP of Engineering, Nissan Leaf

NEWS:
03:45 – Nissan’s New Leaf
33:32 – Win a free Katzkin custom leather interior!
34:15 – Doctor Data
41:45 – Raj Nair, Ford: Top Ford Exec out after ‘Inappropriate Behavior’
48:35 – Bosch Adds Mobility Services: A Tier One Redefined?
53:25 – GM Korea & the Transforming GM Global Footprint
1:12:35 – The Cobalt Conundrum: The 21st Century Catalytic Converter Material Challenge

PANEL:
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
- Doron Levin, In The Driver’s Seat, SiriusXM, Ch. 121

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AAH #409 – NAIAS, NASCAR & NHTSA Numbers Hit the Skids

February 16th, 2018 at 10:17am

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TOPIC: Reporter Roundtable

NEWS:
04:09 – Mercedes-Benz to skip 2019 NAIAS: Did Dieter just doom the Detroit show?
18:00 – Did you know NASCAR’s new season kicks off this Sunday at Daytona? Maybe that’s the problem.
33:08 – Doctor Data
38:00 – How far away are free-range autonomous trucks?
40:23 – RV Sales: Why buy when you can Rent?
48:10 – Is Designing and Building a modern automobile more difficult than Rocket Science?
51:57 – Changing regulations, NHTSA Study

PANEL:
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
- Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit
- Joe White, Reuters

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AAH #408 – Corvettes, Teslas, The Super Bowl & Dalai Lama

February 9th, 2018 at 11:03am

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SPECIAL GUEST:
Don Runkle,
Runkle Enterprises

NEWS:
01:56 – Don Runkle’s thoughts on Autonomy, EVs & more!
39:12 – Automotive Super Bowl spots: Who got the most bang for its buck?
45:17 – The Greatest Automotive Publicity Stunt Ever? SpaceX, the Falcon Heavy & Tesla’s Original Roadster
56:31 – FCA Executive Shuffle: Tim Kuniskis now runs luxury brands
1:00:15 – Mercedes-Benz ad quotes the Dalai Lama: Big mistake in China
1:02:20 – Talkin’ Achates

PANEL:
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv
- Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET
- Phoebe Howard, Detroit Free Press

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AAH #407 – Visiting Kona… The Hyundai Crossover, That Is

February 2nd, 2018 at 9:57am

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TOPIC: 2018 Hyundai Kona

SPECIAL GUEST: John Juriga, Director of Powertrain, Hyundai-Kia Technical Center

NEWS:
02:40 – Powering Hyundai
34:15 – Dr. Data
37:25 – Tesla’s Emergency Response Guide
39:05 – January Auto Sales
48:50 – Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi: They’re #1. Does it matter?
52:05 – Does Scale still apply in the age of Autonomy?
58:10 – PHONE CALL: Corvette and Mustang going away?

PANEL:
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
- Tom Murphy, WardsAuto.com

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AAH #406 – CES, NAIAS, & Issues With Tesla’s Model 3

January 25th, 2018 at 6:57pm

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TOPIC: Reporter Roundtable

NEWS:
07:45 – CES vs. SAE: is CES killing NAIAS?
31:32 – Dr. Data
35:20 – Tesla Model 3 Issues: What did Munro & Associates discover?
52:30 – NAIAS: The Big Three’s Big Bet on Trucks

PANEL:
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
- Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press
- Todd Lassa, Automobile

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Panel 2 – Autoline Supplier Symposium 2018

January 18th, 2018 at 10:01am

Join John McElroy as he moderates a panel organized by MichAuto during NAIAS 2018.

Guests Include:
John McElroy, Autoline.tv
Aine Denari, SVP, Global Electronics & ADAS, ZF
Glenn Stevens, Executive Director, MichAuto
Alisyn Malek, COO, May Mobility
Chris Thomas, Founder & Partner, Fontinalis

Panel 1 – Autoline Supplier Symposium 2018

January 17th, 2018 at 3:49pm

Join John McElroy as he moderates a panel organized by OESA during NAIAS 2018.

Guests Include:
John McElroy, Autoline.tv
Peter Lake, Board of Management, ZF
Karen Manardo, Global Director, Marketing & Communications, Inteva
Rob Wildeboer, Executive Chairman, Martinrea
Ann Wilson, SVP, Goverment Affairs, MEMA

Hella Develops Sensor & Lighting Technology for the Future – NAIAS 2018

January 17th, 2018 at 3:39pm

With many experts predicting that ride- and car-sharing will heavily impact vehicle sales we’re seeing many traditional suppliers venture into new fields of technology. So, who is responsible for damage when 6 people have driven the same car that day and how do you communicate with pedestrians if a vehicle is covered in mud or salt? Here Steve Lietaert, President of the Hella Corporate Center USA shares some of the sensor and lighting technology the supplier is working on.

Continental Wants Better Driver Communication – NAIAS 2018

January 17th, 2018 at 2:51pm

There’s so much new technology going into vehicles that automakers are still trying to figure out the right balance between providing the customer what they want and making it perform to their expectations or needs. At the supplier Continental it’s working on how to better provide information to the driver. Its 3D display uses haptic feedback to give the illusion of buttons, so a user knows where their hand is at without looking at the screen and it’s also developing new head up displays that provide even more information and greater depth of view. And Jeff Klei, President of Continental North America says some of the more advanced technology is only a few years off.

How Industry Trends Impact IAC – NAIAS 2018

January 16th, 2018 at 5:38pm

Steve Miller is the President and CEO of International Automotive Components and he gives a quick update on where the company stands in 2018 and how its responding to all the different trends in the automotive industry.