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Supplier Spotlight: Henkel – Thermal Expansion

August 2nd, 2017 at 12:01am

Supplier Spotlight is a sponsored segment on Autoline that’s all about bringing you some of the latest developments in the automotive supplier community. Here supplier Henkel highlights Thermal Expansion.

The Technical Challenge of EV Charging – CAR MBS 2017

August 1st, 2017 at 5:18pm

Everyone talks about the cost of EV batteries coming down and how that will spur sales of electric cars. But will the charging infrastructure keep pace? Kregg Wiggins talks about the need to standardize charging systems on everything from the types of plugs being used to the adoption of inductive charging.

#InternYazaki: Mobility, Car Loans & More at CAR MBS 2017

August 1st, 2017 at 4:54pm


Autoline is partnering with Yazaki to offer a unique perspective of the 2017 CAR Management Briefing Seminars. During the week of CAR MBS, Yazaki interns will be posting their insights to Instagram and Twitter using #InternYazaki as well as Snapchat. 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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Forecasting With Greater Precision – CAR MBS 2017

August 1st, 2017 at 4:20pm

Forecasters like to project what car sales and production are going to be. But those numbers may not be specific enough or as forward-looking as suppliers need. Eric Fedewa talks about the kind of metrics that Eaton Vehicles monitors to better plan for the future.

PSA Maps North American Comeback – CAR MBS 2017

August 1st, 2017 at 3:22pm

26 years ago Peugeot left the American market, but parent group PSA recently made the decision to bring it back. It’s mapped out a 10-year plan that first starts with mobility services, called Free2Move. A unique aspect to the service is that it lets you get into vehicles from brands outside of PSA. But the ultimate goal is to once again sell vehicles in North America. North American President & CEO, Larry Dominique says he has a lot of work to do and are probably a few years away from that.

#InternYazaki: VW Eyes Tesla & More at CAR MBS 2017

August 1st, 2017 at 2:59pm


Autoline is partnering with Yazaki to offer a unique perspective of the 2017 CAR Management Briefing Seminars. During the week of CAR MBS, Yazaki interns will be posting their insights to Instagram and Twitter using #InternYazaki as well as Snapchat. 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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Disruptive Trends Impact on Interiors – CAR MBS 2017

August 1st, 2017 at 2:31pm

Disruptive trends, like autonomy and ride-sharing will play a big role on the interior of the future. Seats and consoles will move so passengers can look at and speak to one another. Storage will be key. If the vehicle is in autonomous mode, you’re not going to want to reach into the trunk to get an item. Surfaces will not only need to be functional, but also smart and interactive. Han Hendriks of Yanfeng Interiors believes the interior will be the #1 purchasing decision in the future.

Car Sales Could Rise Again – CAR MBS 2017

August 1st, 2017 at 10:01am

Car sales in the U.S. market are slowing down, but far less on the retail side compared to fleet. Jeff Schuster explains what’s going on now, and looks ahead to the future, and what we should expect to see.

Keeping Humans In Control Of AI – CAR MBS 2017

July 31st, 2017 at 4:51pm

Some people think that artificial intelligence will be able to do everything a human can. But Toyota is working on systems where humans will be monitoring the AI system that is driving their cars. Ryan Eustice talks about the strategy Toyota is pursuing for both fully and semi-autonomous vehicles.

#InternYazaki: Autonomy, 3D Printing & More at CAR MBS 2017

July 31st, 2017 at 4:38pm


Autoline is partnering with Yazaki to offer a unique perspective of the 2017 CAR Management Briefing Seminars. During the week of CAR MBS, Yazaki interns will be posting their insights to Instagram and Twitter using #InternYazaki as well as Snapchat. 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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