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Autoline This Week is the first stop for auto executives, insiders and consumers looking for the latest automotive news. Each week John McElroy, one of the deans of the Detroit automotive press corp, brings his expertise and analysis to the issues and interviews driving the automotive world. He moderates a panel of automotive journalists as they discuss the week’s news and interview top industry newsmakers

Autoline This Week is the first stop for auto executives, insiders and consumers looking for the latest automotive news. Each week John McElroy, one of the deans of the Detroit automotive press corp, brings his expertise and analysis to the issues and interviews driving the automotive world. He moderates a panel of automotive journalists as they discuss the week’s news and interview top industry newsmakers
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Autoline This Week is the first stop for auto executives, insiders and consumers looking for the latest automotive news. Each week John McElroy, one of the deans of the Detroit automotive press corp, brings his expertise and analysis to the issues and interviews driving the automotive world. He moderates a panel of automotive journalists as they discuss the week’s news and interview top industry newsmakers

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Autoline This Week #2318: Car Wars 2019

7/4/2019
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Every year, Bank of America Merrill Lynch comes out with a study they call Car Wars. It looks at all aspects of the automotive industry, especially on the lookout for where problems could arise. John Murphy, the senior automotive analyst with Bank of America, is the main author of the report. And on Autoline This Week, he gives us his outlook for future sales, mergers and acquisitions, electric cars, autonomous cars, import tariffs and labor negotiations.

Duration:00:27:41

Autoline This Week #2317: EV Startups from The Motor City

6/27/2019
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Silicon Valley is world renowned for its startup culture. That’s why so many electric car startups are located in the Bay Area…but not all of them. Now we’re seeing a startup migration to the Motor City. Have you heard of Bollinger Motors, Bordrin or Quadrobot? Learn why they decided to locate in Detroit on Autoline This Week.

Duration:00:27:40

Autoline This Week #2316: Are Human Beings Ready for Automated Vehicles?

6/20/2019
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Automakers are plunging headfirst into developing technology that automates certain driving functions. Ultimately, they want fully autonomous cars. But are human beings ready for this type of technology? And how will drivers make the transition from semi-automated to fully autonomous vehicles? That’s the topic of this week’s show.

Duration:00:27:22

Autoline This Week #2315: Cadillac Resets Its Sights

6/6/2019
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Cadillac came out with a product onslaught in the last decade but it hasn’t gained any ground. It will soon become the point of the spear for General Motors big push on electric cars. In the meantime, it needs to leverage technology like Super Cruise, it new SUVs and its high-performance V-Series to build momentum in the marketplace. On Autoline This Week, Deborah Wahl, Cadillac’s Chief Marketing Officer, talks about their strategy and plans.

Duration:00:27:35

Autoline This Week #2314: Roger Penske: Driven to Succeed

5/30/2019
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Roger Penske is an icon in the automotive industry and he’s this year’s recipient of the SAE Foundation’s Leadership of the Year Award. His businesses touch all aspects of the industry including, trucking, manufacturing, logistics and racing. On Autoline This Week, he discusses what keeps him inspired to be involved in his business at his age. He also discusses the industry’s move into autonomy, electrification and mobility services.

Duration:00:27:41

Autoline This Week #2313: The Automotive Trade War: U.S. v China

5/23/2019
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American automakers invested heavily in China and for years enjoyed great growth. But they taught their Chinese partners a lot and now they’re losing sales to Chinese automakers and profits are declining. “Made in China 2025” is an ambitious Chinese program to globally dominate certain key technologies and industries, including the automotive industry. This has significant implications for the US automotive industry. Michael Dunne, an expert on the Chinese auto industry, and the CEO of a...

Duration:00:27:33

Autoline This Week #2312: Tesloop: A Trailblazer in New Mobility

5/9/2019
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Tesloop is a ride sharing company. Carmiq is a car sharing company. And Rahul Sonnad is the CEO of both. The companies specialize in using Teslas to provide rides, or allow Tesla owners to rent out their cars. On Autoline This Week, we learn how the startup is exploring new opportunities in mobility.

Duration:00:27:28

Autoline This Week #2311: Lincoln Design Takes (Quiet) Flight

5/2/2019
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About five years ago, the Lincoln Motor Company initiated a new design theme for its lineup called Quiet Flight. Instead of adopting a sporty, aggressive look like its competitors, the company chose to go in an opposite direction. On Autoline This Week, David Woodhouse, the Design Director of Lincoln, discusses how the new styling elements, like in the new Corsair, are helping to distinguish it from the competition.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2310: A Foot in The Old World, Stepping into The New

4/25/2019
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BorgWarner is a century old auto supplier that always specialized in technology for internal combustion engines. Now its repositioning itself to be a significant supplier in propulsion electrification. On Autoline This Week, Fred Lissalde, the CEO of the company, discusses BorgWarner’s strategy for stepping into the new world.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2309: Magna: The Automotive Supplier That Manufactures Cars

4/11/2019
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Magna is an impressively diversified automotive supplier that is growing at double digit rates. It’s the only traditional auto supplier in the world that manufactures cars for automakers. In fact, it can even do full vehicle development. On Autoline This Week, CEO Don Walker talks about Magna’s involvement in ride hailing, autonomy and electrification. And why all the startups are knocking on Magna’s door.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2308 - Protecting Vehicles from Hackers

3/28/2019
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Cyber security is an increasingly important topic in the auto industry and also the commercial truck industry. And with the growth of autonomous and connected vehicles, it’s only going to become more of a concern. On Autoline This Week, we’re on location at the National Defense Industrial Association’s cyber security meeting, to discuss how vehicles are being protected from hackers.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2308: Protecting Vehicles from Hackers

3/28/2019
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Cyber security is an increasingly important topic in the auto industry and also the commercial truck industry. And with the growth of autonomous and connected vehicles, it’s only going to become more of a concern. On Autoline This Week, we’re on location at the National Defense Industrial Association’s cyber security meeting, to discuss how vehicles are being protected from hackers.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2307: Reinventing Bosch For a New Automotive Industry

3/21/2019
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Bosch is the world’s largest automotive supplier and is viewed as an old, traditional company that is set in its ways. But with so much change happening in the auto industry, the supplier needs to become more adaptive and flexible. On Autoline This Week, Mike Mansuetti, the President of Bosch North America, joins us for a discussion about the evolution of what is going on in the supplier industry.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2306: Saving Auto Shows From Extinction

3/7/2019
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Auto shows are in trouble. Some automakers are skipping certain auto shows and some are dropping out of others. On this week’s show, we dive into what is going on and what it will take to turn it around.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2305: A Candid Conversation About Where Ford Is Headed

2/21/2019
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Ford had a terrible 2018. It wants to bury it and focus on the future. That future involves a complete redo of its product line and an effort to find new partners. And Ford is doing this knowing full well that it is sailing into unchartered waters. Ford’s Executive Vice President and President of Global Markets, Jim Farley, joins us on Autoline This Week to discuss the company’s future.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #1634: Engines of Change(Repeat of #1625)

2/19/2019
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Pick up any car magazines and you’ll find lists. Lists for best car, lists for worst MPGs, lists for most collectible and so on. But the one list that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Ingrassia could not find is the subject of his new book “Engines of Change.” Mr. Ingrassia looked at our car culture and has come up with a list of vehicles and how they have impacted our entire American society. John McElroy leads a fascinating discussion with Mr. Ingrassia and panelists Todd Lassa from...

Duration:00:26:48

Autoline This Week #2304: Jobs Galore and The Struggle to Fill Them

2/14/2019
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The number one problem facing every automaker and supplier is recruiting the talent they need. Baby boomers are retiring by the thousands and the automotive industry is struggling to replace them. It’s a crisis in recruitment. How do we get new talent to join the automotive industry? Find out on Autoline This Week.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2303: ZF’s Evolution from Components to Software

1/31/2019
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The emergence of electrification, autonomy and mobility is rapidly changing the landscape of the auto industry. That’s why a big Tier 1 supplier like ZF, needs to evolve to keep up with the competition. On Autoline This Week, Aine Denari and Mamtha Chamarthi from ZF, discuss how the company is becoming more flexible and agile, while it transitions away from making traditional vehicle components.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2302: Wards 10 Best Engines

1/17/2019
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Every year, the editors at Wards Auto choose the top engines in the market for its annual 10 Best Engines award. This year, they evaluated 34 new or updated powertrains, including traditional ICEs, hybrids, battery electrics and fuel cells. On Autoline This Week, the Wards Auto staff joins us to discuss their picks for the 10 Best Engines.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2301: NACTOY: The Best New Vehicles of 2018

1/10/2019
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Every year, 54 automotive journalists vote on the best new car, utility vehicle and truck, that were introduced. On Autoline This Week, we discuss the vehicles that made the finalist list in each of these categories. Not only do we discuss the attributes of these vehicles, we predict who the winners might be.

Duration:00:26:47