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Nissan Boosts Sales with Better Dealer Relations – CAR MBS 2014

August 6th, 2014 at 10:20am

Nissan sales have made a big turnaround. Senior VP of Sales & Marketing and Operations Fred Diaz tells Autoline that it has to do, in part, with better dealer relations. He explains what Nissan did to turn the sagging partnership around.

Efficient Sealing Technology Gets this Vehicle to 448 MPG – CAR MBS 2014

August 5th, 2014 at 5:52pm

Supported by Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, this vehicle achieves 448 MPG due in part to the company’s efficient seals.

Helping Automakers Navigate the ZEV Mandate Maze – CAR MBS 2014

August 5th, 2014 at 4:12pm

Brett Smith from the Center for Automotive Research briefs John McElroy on the discussion coming out of his Advanced Powertrain panel at CAR MBS 2014. As automakers struggle to meet the ZEV requirements CARB says it can be flexible.

#InternYazaki: Google Glass Demo & More at CAR MBS 2014

August 5th, 2014 at 4:12pm



Trying out Google Glass! Reminds me of the Head Up Display #MBS2014 #internyazaki


Autoline is partnering with Yazaki to offer a unique perspective of the 2014 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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Solutions from CARB to Sell More EVs – CAR MBS 2014

August 5th, 2014 at 3:17pm

How will automakers meet the ZEV mandate when hybrids and electrics aren’t selling at forecast levels? Alberto Ayala from the California Air Resources Board says the western states are beating expectations while the northeast lags behind. Learn how CARB is working with the industry to sell more green vehicles.

Hydrogen Fuel: What it Will Cost, Where it Will Come From – CAR MBS 2014

August 5th, 2014 at 1:59pm

FirstElement Fuel is building the retail infrastructure to distribute hydrogen fuel. President and Co-Founder Shane Stephens shares his insight on what the fuel will cost comparable to gasoline and how it will be made.

#InternYazaki: Breaking Down Engine Energy Output & More at CAR MBS 2014

August 5th, 2014 at 12:51pm



Only 17% of power generated makes it to the rear wheels, here’s where it goes… #mbs2014 #internyazaki


Autoline is partnering with Yazaki to offer a unique perspective of the 2014 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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TI Applies Raceway Knowledge to Mainstream Cars – CAR MBS 2014

August 5th, 2014 at 12:23pm

Bill Kozyra, Chairman & CEO of TI Automotive, explains why the company is partnering with SRT Motorsports to bring its fuel pump technology to the race track and high performance cars such as the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

GM Expects Big Diesel Growth in U.S. – CAR MBS 2014

August 5th, 2014 at 11:08am

John McElroy talks to the Vice President of GM Global Powertrain, Steven Kiefer, about the company’s predictions for diesel penetration in U.S. passenger cars and mid-size trucks. Kiefer also comments on the implications of upcoming technology requirements on consumers.

How Automakers are Achieving World Class Manufacturing Capability – CAR MBS 2014

August 4th, 2014 at 6:19pm

Jay Baron, President & CEO of the Center for Automotive Research, recaps Day One of the 2014 Management Briefing Seminars.