2/21/2014 | Download File (12.38 MB) - right click to download
OnStar, General Motorís telecommunications in-car system, is pushing 20 years old next year. Thatís nearly two decades of cutting edge safety, security and a variety of other customer-oriented communications; all driven by the blue button on the rear view mirror. The man charged to lead OnStar into its 19th year and beyond is Terry Inch, the companyís Chief Operating Officer. This week he joins John McElroy, CBS Detroit Radioís Matt Roush along with Mike Wayland from the website MLive.com to talk about the next steps for this unique telecommunications network.
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2/14/2014 | Download File (12.84 MB) - right click to download
When Autoline took its first trip to China last year, we not only met many members of the fledgling Chinese auto industry, but also several industry veterans who came to this huge country to share their experience. Joining John McElroy on this weekís Autoline are three of those western auto experts including: Jack Perkowski from JFP Holdings; James Hope, Design Director, Chery Motors and Daniel Kirchert, Managing Director, Infiniti China.
2/7/2014 | Download File (12.40 MB) - right click to download
Every four years the worldís elite athletes gather in one location for the Winter Olympic games which requires a lot of planning and training by both the teams and the athletes. To pull it off they reach out to corporations for help; and itís not just the monetary kind these days. This week on Autoline John McElroy looks at what the auto industry is doing for some of these teams and what it gets out of it. Joining John are Trudy Hardy, the head of BMW North American marketing, Florian Schattenmann from Dow and Prof. Dae Hee Kwak, sports marketing specialist from the University of Michigan.
1/31/2014 | Download File (12.37 MB) - right click to download
Did you just tweet or post to Facebook before reading this paragraph? Thatís what millions of Americans are doing with their phone, tablet or laptop at any second of the day. And that activity is not lost on automakers. All of them have some sort of social media presence. Today on Autoline This Week John McElroy is joined by Mary Henige from GM, Fordís Scott Monty and Ed Garsten of Chrysler to talk about what their companies are doing in the social media universe.
1/24/2014 | Download File (12.38 MB) - right click to download
The last few years havenít been kind to Honda. With all the strife caused by the tsunami, sales took a huge tumble. But now after some time rebuilding, Hondaís core brands are on the rebound. This week on Autoline, Michael Accavitti, American Honda product and marketing boss, joins host John McElroy, Michelle Krebs from Edmunds.com and Paul Eisenstein of the Detroit Bureau to talk Honda and the road back to the top.
1/17/2014 | Download File (12.41 MB) - right click to download
For two decades WardsAuto.com has been choosing what its editors consider the 10 Best Engines of the year. Joining John McElroy to discuss the 20 years of Ten Best Engines as well as this yearís winners are Wardís editors Drew Winter, Tom Murphy, Christie Schweinsberg and Steve Finlay.
1/10/2014 | Download File (12.38 MB) - right click to download
Itís award time again and Autoline has the scoop on the biggest prize for automakers each year: the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. Joining NACTOY founding member John McElroy on this weekís truck panel are fellow jurors Jack Nerad from Kelly Blue Book and Chris Paukert of Autoblog.com.
1/3/2014 | Download File (12.39 MB) - right click to download
Itís award time again and Autoline has the scoop on the biggest prize for automakers each year: the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. Joining NACTOY founding member John McElroy on the car panel are fellow jurors Larry Webster from Road and Track along with Matt DeLorenzo of Kelly Blue Book.
12/20/2013 | Download File (12.57 MB) - right click to download
This week Autoline unveils its first annual Automotive Executive of the Year award. Joining John McElroy to sort through the short list that his expert panel has winnowed down over the three month process is Dave Cole, former CEO of the Center for Automotive Research; Neil De Koker of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association; and Edward Lapham, retired columnist from Automotive News.
11/22/2013 | Download File (12.58 MB) - right click to download
Automotive Leasing Guide, or ALG as itís known in the industry, is a very powerful force in the automotive world and it doesnít even make cars. Itís 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.