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AAH #314 – Presents, Coal, & Chorus

December 18th, 2015 at 11:23am

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Happy Holidays from Autoline! Tis the season for the Annual #AAH “Presents & Coal Show” with Santa John, his elves — Gary, Mark & Scott — with music by the former General Motors Employees’ Chorus.

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv, Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production, Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, and Scott Burgess, YAHOO!Autos

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AAH #313 – At Mazda, the Sky’s the Limit

December 11th, 2015 at 11:34am

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:

- NACTOY Finalists: Honda snags two out of six slots; Nissan has only “truck” in final three; Neither Volt or Prius make the cut.
- CES Threat to NAIAS? More and more automotive reveals scheduled at CES in Vegas just days before the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
- The Crude Slide: Oil continues to drop as the Saudis announce its pumps are full speed ahead for 2016.

SPECIAL GUEST: Robert Davis, Senior VP, U.S. Operations, Mazda NA

VEHICLE IN STUDIO: 2016 Mazda CX-3

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

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AAH #312 – On Site With Nissan Titan XD

December 3rd, 2015 at 2:38pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: On site in Arizona at the Nissan Titan XD Media Launch. Get the inside scoop from the experts on:
-the design of the new truck
-the details on the engineering of Titan XD
-the overall program concept
-the marketing/advertising plan for Titan XD

GUESTS: Diane Allen, Senior Manager, Nissan Design America; Rich Miller, Director, Product Planning, Trucks, SUVs, CUVs & Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America; Brent Hagan, Manager, Product Planning, Nissan North America; Phil O’Connor, Director of Marketing, Trucks & SUVs, Nissan North America.

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

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AAH #311 – Something for Everyone at the LA Auto Show

November 19th, 2015 at 2:36pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
-The Lincoln MKZ
-Ford’s new Escape
-All-new FIAT 124 Spider
-2017 Buick LaCrosse
-And many, many more reveals from the 2015 LA Auto Show

Guests: Kumar Galhotra, VP, Ford Motor Company & President of Lincoln; Milton Wong, Chief Engineer, Ford Escape; Bob Broderdorf, Director of FIAT Brand North America; Tony DiSalle, VP, Buick/GMC Marketing

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; and Anton Wahlman, SeekingAlpha.com/TheStreet.com

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Meritor WABCO Lays the Roadmap to Highly Automated Trucks – Autonomous Trucks 2015

November 13th, 2015 at 4:51pm

Alan Korn is the Director Vehicle Dynamics & Control at Meritor WABCO. He talks with John McElroy about where the trucking industry is right now in regards to automation and where it will be in the next 5 to 10 years. While some technologies are available now, Korn thinks we’ll see a gradual evolution of technology being employed.

Peterbilt Wants to Help Truck Drivers, Not Replace Them – Autonomous Trucks 2015

November 13th, 2015 at 3:50pm

Bill Kahn is the Principal Engineer & Manager Advanced Concepts at Peterbilt Motors. He talks with John McElroy about where the truck builder stands on autonomous technology. While it is working and testing a number of technologies, Peterbilt is looking to help the driver, not replace them.

AAH #310 – Excuse me, But Is that a Panhard in the Studio?

November 13th, 2015 at 1:44pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- VW’s Gift Cards: Will $500 make a difference to US customers?
- LA Auto Show Preview: The hottest cars unveiled in the City of Angels.
- Dieselgate Fallout: Bob Lutz blames Ferdinand Piech

Special Guest: Ken Nelson, Orphan Car Collector with Panhard 24 BT in studio
- Automotive Innovations that have been lost to history

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

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Automated Robots Could Transform Trucking – Autonomous Trucks 2015

November 12th, 2015 at 4:55pm

Steve Toebes is the VP of Engineering at Harvest Automation. The company makes autonomous robots that are mainly used in warehouses and on farms where they perform mundane, tedious work. In the following clip, Steve talks with John McElroy about marrying the trucking industry with automated robots.

Volvo Moves From Active Safety Toward Automation – Autonomous Trucks 2015

November 12th, 2015 at 2:55pm

Magnus Rilbe is the Manager of Vehicle Dynamics & Active Safety at AB Volvo. He talks with John McElroy about how the truck arm of Volvo is working toward self-driving trucks. It currently has good vehicle dynamics and has been working with active safety for years, but now the truck maker is moving toward automation.

Nevada Out in Front of Autonomous Regulations – Autonomous Trucks 2015

November 12th, 2015 at 11:46am

Jude Hurin is the Services Manager at the Nevada DMV. He talks with John McElroy about how the state is out in front of other states and countries in regards to regulation for autonomous technology and how it’s working so the program continues to be successful.