ATW #2217 – Could Africa Be the Next Automotive Powerhouse?

May 17th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 5/17 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 5/20 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Edward Hightower, Author, “Motoring Africa”
Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Africa’s population is almost as large as China’s and will double in the next 20 years, which means the demand for cars and mobility will be massive. On Autoline This Week, our special guest is Edward Hightower, an auto industry veteran, who’s written a book that identifies six countries on the continent that are ripe for industrialization.

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ATW #2216 – Designing Cars & Brands That People Trust

May 10th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 5/10 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 5/13 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Phil Gilbert, General Manager, IBM Design
Phil Borchard, CATIA Design, Dassault Systemes
Jeevak Badve, Vice President, Sundberg-Ferar
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

With more and more technology being added to cars, automakers can no longer design vehicles that delight customers, they now have to design vehicles that build trust. Input is needed from many different disciplines, so design can encompass a customer’s entire experience. On Autoline This Week, John McElroy is joined by three design experts who explain why “designers have to become stewards of morality.”

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ATW #2215 – What Dealers Say About EVs, AVs and Plunging Passenger Car Sales

May 3rd, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 5/3 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 5/6 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Mark Scarpelli, 2017 Chairman, NADA
Rob Kurnick, President, Penske Automotive Group
Tim Jackson, CEO, Colorado Auto Dealers Association
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The market for ride sharing is growing fast. At the same time, customers are ditching cars and snapping up trucks, CUVs and SUVs instead. So how will dealers play a role in the new world of mobility? We’ve invited three experts from the dealer world to Autoline This Week to find out.

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ATW #2214 – The Cyber Threat: How to Keep Hackers Out of Cars

April 26th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 4/26 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 4/29 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Kevin Tierney, Chief Product Cybersecurity Officer, Global Cybersecurity, General Motors
Craig Smith, Research Director of Transportation Security, Rapid7
Lieutenant Commander Matthew Legler, NAVSEA, U.S. Department of Navy
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Cyber security is a growing concern in the auto industry. There are all kinds of cyber-attacks that aren’t getting talked about publically. But it’s not enough to just protect cars from hackers, automakers must look at their entire operation. However, the auto industry can’t do it alone, it must seek out the help of experts. There are lessons for the industry to learn from the military and vice versa. On Autoline This Week, John McElroy is joined by members of the auto industry, military and the tech world for a dive into cyber security.

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ATW #2213 – OESA Guides Suppliers Through the Automotive Minefield

April 19th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 4/19 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 4/22 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Julie Fream, President & CEO, OESA
Dustin Walsh, Crain’s Detroit Business
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automotive suppliers are critically important to developing new technology, they account for 70% of the value of a car. But they face a number of important issues, like possibly losing NAFTA and the impact of aluminum and steel tariffs. Joining us on this edition of Autoline This Week is Julie Fream, the President and CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association, to discuss the issues facing suppliers.

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ATW #2212 – The Psychology of Painting Cars Different Colors

April 12th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 4/12 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 4/15 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Paul Czornij, Head of Color Design, BASF NA
Nancy Lockhart, Color Marketing Manager, Axalta
Jane Harrington, Global Color Styling Manager, PPG
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers spend a great deal of time and money developing a new vehicle and surprisingly one of the most time-consuming parts of the process is choosing its colors. It takes two to three years to get a color certified for a car. On this edition of Autoline This Week, we’re joined by color experts from Axalta, BASF and PPG, to discuss everything from how color will play a role with autonomous cars, to how it can affect the way people feel about a vehicle they’re in.

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ATW #2211 – Why Auto Execs Are Paid So Well to Make Bad Decisions

April 5th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 4/5 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 4/8 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Rande Somma, Author
Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
Drew Winter, WardsAuto.com
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Is corporate America too focused on the short term? That’s what author and former President of JCI’s North American Automotive operations, Rande Somma says. On Autoline This Week he shares why he thinks Boards of Directors aren’t properly incentivizing management and why executives are paid too much.

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ATW #2210 – Tomorrow’s Auto Designs

March 29th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 3/29 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 4/1 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Chris Benjamin, Head of Fusion Studio & Jeep, Passenger Car & UV Interior Design, FCA
Therese Pinazzo, Design Manager, Buick Exteriors
Garen Nicoghosian, Design Manager, Ford
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

It’s an exciting time to be an automotive designer but creating a new style for a brand isn’t an easy task. Designers must be able to predict the future and identify styling trends years before a new car is launched. On this edition of Autoline This Week, John McElroy sits down with designers from Jeep, Buick and Ford to discuss how they go about creating a new car design.

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ATW #2209 – Guarding Industrial Secrets

March 22nd, 2018 at 2:12pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 3/22 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 3/25 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Jim Cleland, Brinks Gilson & Lione
Carla Bailo, The Center for Automotive Research
Sam Abuelsamid, Navigant Research
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The auto industry is going through enormous technological change right now, with the development of electric vehicles, autonomous cars and mobility services. But there’s a lot of fights developing behind the scenes over the patents, the trade secrets and the intellectual property that backs up that technology. On this edition of Autoline This Week, our panel of experts discuss the best way to protect those industrial secrets.

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ATW #2208 – Lincoln Rekindles its Luxury Lineup

February 22nd, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 2/22 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 2/25 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Kumar Galhotra, GVP, Lincoln & CMO, Ford
Eric Noble, The CarLab
Jim Henry, Freelance
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Ten years ago analysts were advising Ford to bury its luxury brand Lincoln; the Germans & Japanese had too much of the market they said, plus its U.S. competition, Cadillac, was already in the midst of making a comeback.

However, Ford ignored the naysayers and resurrected the brand with new product, new leadership and even reviving some of its historic nameplates to boot. This week on Autoline, we talk with our special guest Kumar Galhotra the head of Lincoln about where the brand is today and where it will be going as we move into the 2020s.

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