ECONOMICS

The End of the Continental & The Trouble with Cars

Not even Matthew McConaughey could say “Alright, alright, alright” about its numbers

Gary S. Vasilash
Transportation Editor, Gardner Business Media

Q2 Sales and the Path Forward

Yes, there are signs of improvement. But that may be a relative thing.
#GeneralMotors #Chevrolet

Addressing Automation for Commercial Applications

Self-driving ride-hailed vehicles may seem cool, but autonomous commercial vehicles may actually be a better deployment of the technology
#Waymo #tech #Cadillac

Mark Fields on the State of the U.S. Auto Industry

Former Ford CEO Mark Fields talks about what is happening now and where it will be going forward
#Ford #people

A Skeptical View of Tesla

Montana Skeptic appears on this edition of “Autoline After Hours” to throw cold water on Tesla, but unlike the Wicked Witch of the West, it doesn’t melt
#Chevrolet #AutolineAfterHours #Audi

January 7, 9am CST

AutoBeat Live is a monthly 30-minute show featuring conversations with leading observers of and people in the auto industry. Each episode will include insights about what’s happening—things that may affect suppliers to the industry. 

Production

Building Hondas and Acuras Is a Family Affair

First-hand insights into building NSXes, Accords and much more
#Honda #Hyundai #Mazda

Design

Design Pro Talks Quadrobots, Teslas & More

John Manoogian II is part of the design fabric of the auto industry. He shares insights on this edition of “Autoline After Hours”
#Hyundai #Mazda #Honda

Economics

Putting Material in Its Place

Shedding weight to make cars more efficient is complicated by the economic advantages of using as many of the same components as possible in multiple models, says Altair Engineering’s Richard Yen.
#Mazda #Acura #AutolineAfterHours

Chesbrough on the Numbers Now & What the Future May Be Like

What do tech and economics do to the vehicle market? Charlie Chesbrough has some ideas
#people

3 Things with Matthew Renna, Jon Allen and Terry Onica

Three people talk about three different things important in the industry. In this case: EVs, the Automotive Supply Chain, and Cloud Connected Vehicles.
#Volkswagen #tech #Amazon

Bridgestone America’s Approach to Mobility

The role that tires can play in autonomous fleets, the electrification of the OEMs’ products, micromobility and more on this “Autoline After Hours”
#FiatChryslerAutomobiles #PSAPeugeotCitroen #Bridgestone

Big Increase Projected for "Green" Hydrogen

Annual investments to surpass $1 billion by 2023
#sustainability #tech

Ford’s $42 Billion Cash Cow

F-Series pickups generate about 30% of the carmaker’s revenue. The tally is about twice as much as what McDonald’s pulls in.
#Tesla #Ford #Apple

Back to “Normal”? Not So Fast

Getting plants operating as they had isn’t going to happen overnight. And sales recovery—years

State of Sales According to Cox Automotive

Things are surprisingly strong in the U.S. market, and Charlie Chesbrough explains why.
#AutolineAfterHours #Cadillac

Outlook for North American Tooling Firms: Not Good

Harbour Results sees bumpy times ahead for North American producers of things like molds and dies
#Tesla #people

Why EV Charging the Other Way Might Be Profitable

ABB is providing a French company with the ability to put EV electricity back into the grid
#ABB

Considering Reshoring: The Pros and Cons

Politically it may be popular. But logistically and economically it may not necessarily be advantageous
#BMW #Toyota #Honda

CAR MBS: Manufacturing Ops Need Better Tech, Experts Say

Equipment needs updating—as do the personnel in the industry
#Chrysler #Tesla

Cylinder Deactivation Can Benefit Diesels Too

In this case, it’s mostly about reducing emissions—but fuel economy gains still add up. 
#Chevrolet #Delphi #GeneralMotors