11/22/2013 | Download File (12.58 MB) - right click to download
Automotive Leasing Guide, or ALG as it’s known in the industry, is a very powerful force in the automotive world and it doesn’t even make cars. It’s the automotive website that sets the residual values of cars and trucks. In other words through its mountains of data the company tells automakers what its cars are worth. Executive Vice President of TrueCar Larry Dominique joins host John McElroy along with panelists Joe White of the Wall Street Journal and Craig Trudell of Bloomberg to discuss ALG and how it works with automakers and consumers alike.
11/15/2013 | Download File (12.69 MB) - right click to download
Join John McElroy for his first broadcast from behind the Great Wall of China as he talks to automotive executives and experts at the Global Automotive Forum in Wuhan, China on Autoline This Week.
11/8/2013 | Download File (12.60 MB) - right click to download
The United Auto Workers haven’t had much success unionizing plants from foreign automakers. But VW’s new Chattanooga, Tennessee plant may prove to be different. Join host John McElroy along with his panel labor lawyer Gary Klotz, union analyst Robert Chiaravalli and Sean McAlinden from the Center for Automotive Research as they discuss whether or not the volunteer state of Tennessee may lead to its first success with a foreign automaker.
11/1/2013 | Download File (12.62 MB) - right click to download
It used to be that you took your car from place to place. Nowadays it may be the other way around. Vehicles are so loaded with technology that in some cases they are driving themselves. But that’s not the only story behind today’s connected car. Join John McElroy along with Richard Wallace from CAR, TomTom’s Nick Cohn and Steven Surhigh from Compuware to discuss what makes a car connected on Autoline This Week.
10/25/2013 | Download File (12.60 MB) - right click to download
In the ongoing effort to reduce weight in their cars, automakers look at every opportunity to lose a pound here, a pound there. Some have even taken to using aluminum and carbon fiber in the body which has left the steel industry wondering how to remain relevant in these days of lightweighting. On this week’s Autoline, John McElroy is joined by experts Ron Krupitzer from SMDI, Terry Cullum from the Auto/Steel partnership and GM’s Lou Hector to talk about taking everything but the strength out of steel.
10/18/2013 | Download File (12.63 MB) - right click to download
The bi-annual Frankfurt Motor Show never fails to disappoint. Being in the backyard of so many European OEMs, there never seems to be a shortage of interesting and expensive cars unveiled at this important show. Join John McElroy and crew as they visit each of the show’s 13 buildings to talk with the men and women behind the scene stealers for this year’s show.
10/11/2013 | Download File (12.62 MB) - right click to download
He started out drawing cars and became a Hollywood sensation. Syd Mead, the inspiration behind the futurist world of the film “Blade Runner” as well as many other hit films, makes a return visit to the Autoline studios to talk about everything from autonomy to “the electronic herd.” Joining John McElroy on his panel are Jim Hall from 2953 Analytics and John Manoogian from the College for Creative Studies.
10/4/2013 | Download File (12.41 MB) - right click to download
Alan Mulally and Mark Fields – the top two executives at Ford -- get much of the credit for bringing the Blue Oval back from the brink during dire economic times. But the man whose contribution shouldn’t be overlooked because he sets the tone with the buying public through television, print and social media is Jim Farley. The once Toyota and Lexus Golden Boy, now in his 6th year with Ford, continues to break the automotive marketing mold by pushing the envelope. Joining John McElroy to discuss Ford marketing with Jim Farley are Karl Henkel from The Detroit News and Keith Naughton of Bloomberg News.
9/27/2013 | Download File (12.59 MB) - right click to download
There aren’t too many historical figures who have their 150th birthday celebrated. But if your name is Henry Ford, the man who gave us the modern auto industry, you might even get a book as well. And that’s just what the Henry Ford Museum did in celebration of the man’s sesquicentennial. Joining John McElroy to discuss the man, the museum and the world’s premier automotive exhibit –called Driving America – are the people who put it together, Transportation Curator for the Henry Ford Museum Matt Anderson, the man who he replaced, Bob Casey, and Patricia Mooradian, President of the Henry Ford Museum this week on Autoline.
9/20/2013 | Download File (12.40 MB) - right click to download
As the price of petroleum and diesel keeps creeping higher, companies with fleet vehicles are looking for ways to save money. One way more and more of them are turning to is propane or as the Europeans call it autogas. Joining John McElroy’s panel to discuss converting their fleets to autogas is Abe Stephenson from the Dish Network, Denis Gallagher from Student Transportation of America and Edgar Benning of the Flint, Michigan Mass Transit Authority.