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VW BUDD-e Builds on the Microbus Legacy – CES 2016

January 7th, 2016 at 6:03pm

Andreas Titze is the Head of Interior Electronics for Volkswagen. He talks with John McElroy about its newest EV concept, a van called the BUDD-e. VW chose a van because it wanted to build on the legacy of the Microbus in the U.S. But it’s built on a new electric modular architecture (MEB) that would allow the company to tailor make an EV to any market.

Mitsubishi Solves the Autonomy Puzzle – CES 2016

January 7th, 2016 at 4:35pm

Doug Ray is the Director of A/V and Communications for Mitsubishi Electric. He talks with John McElroy about one area of autonomy that many people seem to be overlooking, how do you communicate information with the occupants of a vehicle that can drive itself? Mitsubishi believes it has all the right pieces for autonomous driving and is solving the puzzle.

AAH #315 – Yumpin’ Yiminy, We’re Talkin’ Scandinavian Design

January 7th, 2016 at 2:55pm

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- An in-depth look at Volvo’s new XC90 and how the company is moving from premium to luxury especially with its interiors.
- Volvo’s relaunch into the American market.

SPECIAL GUEST: Tisha Johnson, Chief Design Interiors, Volvo North America

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production.

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KIA: Branding the Safety of Autonomy – CES 2016

January 7th, 2016 at 12:34pm

Henry Bzeih is the Chief Technology Strategist at KIA North America. He talks with John McElroy about how the company just created a safety platform, called DRIVE WISE that will operate as its own sub-brand. It will cover all safety elements of autonomy and we’ll see some of the technology find its way into upcoming KIA vehicles.

BMW Aims to Make Your Life Easier – CES 2016

January 7th, 2016 at 10:40am

Rich Steinberg is the Head of Product Planning and Strategy for BMW North America. While the company’s flagship 7 Series sedan already has gesture controls, Steinberg talks with John McElroy about how BMW is taking that technology to a whole new level with what it calls AirTouch. It aims to make customer’s lives easier by merging the functions of devices like a smartphone to its cars.

Design Insight Into Faraday Future – CES 2016

January 7th, 2016 at 9:18am

Richard Kim is the Head of Design at Faraday Future. He takes John McElroy on a design walkaround of the company’s first concept car the FFZERO1. But Kim doesn’t stop there. Also get a taste of where its production cars are headed and how Faraday Future is not designing your typical car.

Ford Transitioning to Auto & Mobility Provider – CES 2016

January 7th, 2016 at 8:11am

Mark Fields is the CEO of the Ford Motor Company. He talks with John McElroy about how the company is transitioning from just an automaker to a mobility provider and an automaker. Learn where the company is with its autonomous efforts, all the new features Ford has added to its SYNC connectivity system and how it’s venturing into the world of drones.

Chevy Bolt Cracks the EV Code – CES 2016

January 6th, 2016 at 4:00pm

Pamela Fletcher is the Chief Engineer for Electrified Vehicles at General Motors. She talks with John McElroy about the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt EV and how the company believes it has cracked the EV code. Not only does the Bolt have a 200-mile range and a price around $30,000, but it has has plenty of interior space and was designed for both personal and shared use.

Faraday Future Offers Customizable Mobility – CES 2016

January 6th, 2016 at 3:58pm

Nick Sampson is the Senior VP of R&D and Product Development for Faraday Future. He talks with John McElroy about what the EV startup plans to offer to its customers. Faraday Future is looking to answer the question, how do people want to get around in the future? So, rather than provide just automotive products, it’s looking at the future of mobility and everything that entails.

Coming Soon: Autoline on the Road from CES 2016

January 6th, 2016 at 12:00pm

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Join John McElroy as he visits the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show! Autoline will be bringing you ongoing coverage of the hottest new automotive technology on January 7th!

Keep checking back throughout the day as we update Autoline.tv with the latest interviews, hot off the show floor. Just a few of the personalities already scheduled to appear:

BMW NA Director, Product Planning Rich Steinberg
General Motors Exec. Chief Eng., Electrified Vehicles Pamela Fletcher
Faraday Future Sr. VP of R&D, Engineering Nick Sampson
KIA Chief Technology Strategist Henry Bzeih
Ford Motor Company CEO Mark Fields

Ongoing CES Coverage
January 7th, 2016
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