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Auto Tune: “Thirty More Miles to San Diego” by Dean Martin

August 5th, 2015 at 3:00pm

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Driving, riding, roads and of course cars themselves have all been immortalized by writers, composers and musicians around the world. Auto Tune is our way to spotlight a unique transportation song to celebrate these “ridden” gems along with the artists or composers who crafted them. Some you may know, many we’re sure you don’t.

In the 1960s, San Diego, California went from being a sleepy vacation destination in Los Angeles’ shadow to a burgeoning big time city. That decade saw the opening of both SeaWorld and the University of California’s local outlet as well as the beginning of its major league baseball team to name a few local highlights.

During that time we’ll assume the Andersons made a trek there; that’s the Country Music Andersons I’m talking about. Liz was a prolific songwriter, and at times teamed up with her husband Casey. Of course they were the parents to one of the first country music superstars, Lynn Anderson, whose hit “I Never Promised You A Rose Garden” remains one of the most successful country crossover records of all time.

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Using Brainpower to Grow Auto’s Next Generation – CAR MBS 2015

August 5th, 2015 at 1:00pm

Rick Snyder is the Governor of Michigan. He talks with John McElroy about how his administration is helping the auto industry foster the next generation of talent by illustrating the high level of skill that goes into manufacturing a car. Governor Snyder discusses Michigan’s new “We run on brainpower” campaign and answers whether too many resources have been focused on automotive business.

#InternYazaki: Getting Young People Interested in the Auto Industry & More at CAR MBS 2015

August 5th, 2015 at 12:25pm

It was amazing to hear Governor Rick Snyder speak at #carmbs2015. He introduced the new program called We Run On Brain Power. This program is aimed to get young people interested in the automotive industry. He was also able to meet with the 39 students that were in attendance. He talked to us about the fact that there are so many opportunities in the automotive industry and Detroit. He also spoke about the importance of skilled trades. He emphasized that going to a university is not the only way to get a well paying job. He explained that trade schools and community colleges are still great options. Bottom Photo credited to @cargroup on Twitter. #InternYazaki #detroit #puremichigan #automotive #opportunities #carswithoutlimits

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Autoline is partnering with Yazaki to offer a unique perspective of the 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars. During the week of CAR MBS, Yazaki interns will be posting their insights to Instagram and Twitter using #InternYazaki. We’ll be sharing some of the most interesting of those posts right here on Autoline.tv, so check back often. The opinions and reports from the intern correspondents are their own and do not reflect the editorial position of Autoline.


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Building Small Cars Isn’t Profitable (Anywhere), Industry Ramping Up to 18 Million SAAR? – CAR MBS 2015

August 5th, 2015 at 10:12am

With the Big Storm fading into the background, the 50th annual CAR MBS conference is full speed ahead, and Gary Vasilash joins John McElroy to recap the discussions so far. Data suggests that small cars can’t turn a profit, even when built in Mexico. Meanwhile the industry is on its way to an 18 million SAAR, we hope, and automakers look to spread their alternative powertrain bets.

Penske Logistics Designs Supply Chain Strategies – CAR MBS 2015

August 4th, 2015 at 5:45pm

Joe Carlier is the Senior Vice President of Global Sales for Penske Logistics. He talks with John McElroy about the “perfect storm” in supply chain strategies as a driver shortage clashes with automakers’ just-in-time needs. Carlier explains that Penske Logistics designs the strategies that keep factories running.

VW: Diesel Will Always Be Premium – CAR MBS 2015

August 4th, 2015 at 4:16pm

Joerg Sommer is the Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategy for Volkswagen of America. He talks with John McElroy about how the company’s diesel strategy is playing out. Among other things, McElroy asks whether we will eventually see a drop in the price of diesel technology.

GM’s EV Batteries Get Second Life – CAR MBS 2015

August 4th, 2015 at 2:37pm

Pam Fletcher is the Executive Chief Engineer of Electrified Vehicles at General Motors. She talks with John McElroy about whether enough has improved in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt that current owners will want to upgrade. Fletcher also discusses the features drivers requested and how expired batteries are finding a use outside of cars.

#InternYazaki: Overcoming Lightweighting Barriers & More at CAR MBS 2015

August 4th, 2015 at 12:30pm



Autoline is partnering with Yazaki to offer a unique perspective of the 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars. During the week of CAR MBS, Yazaki interns will be posting their insights to Instagram and Twitter using #InternYazaki. We’ll be sharing some of the most interesting of those posts right here on Autoline.tv, so check back often. The opinions and reports from the intern correspondents are their own and do not reflect the editorial position of Autoline.


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Keeping Pace with Automotive Hackers – CAR MBS 2015

August 4th, 2015 at 11:10am

Peter Samson is the Senior Vice President, Embedded Security Unit, for Security Innovation. He talks with John McElroy about the challenges automakers are facing as car hacking becomes a growing threat. He talks about what OEMs can do about cars that are already on the road and can’t be easily patched as well as the preventative measures needed for cars in development.

Continental Studies Your Behavior to Develop Self-Driving Cars – CAR MBS 2015

August 3rd, 2015 at 5:25pm

Ibro Muharemovic is the Head of Advanced Engineering for Continental. He talks with John McElroy about how the company’s latest innovations are working to make its Vision Zero plan to reduce accidents, injuries and fatalities a realistic goal. Muharemovic explains how the technology is tracking driver behavior to learn how to switch between autonomous and manual modes in future cars.