Autoline This Week Episodes

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Autoline This Week Season 17 episodes

Autoline Executive of the Year Season 17, Episode 40

The program's first Automotive Executive of the Year award is unveiled. Guests include former Center for Automotive Research CEO Dave Cole, Neil De Koker (Original Equipment Suppliers Association) and journalist Edward Lapham. read more

Nissan's Big Move Season 17, Episode 39

A visit to Nissan headquarters in Nashville. Included: the company's plans for 2014. read more

Residual Values: What Your Car Is Worth and Why Season 17, Episode 38

The role that the Automotive Leasing Guide plays in setting the residual values of cars and trucks is discussed with Larry Dominique (TrueCar), Joe White (Wall Street Journal) and Craig Trudell (Bloomberg). read more

Opening to the East: The Booming Chinese Auto Industry Season 17, Episode 37

The auto industry in China is discussed with to automotive executives and experts at the Global Automotive Forum in Wuhan, China. read more

Any Volunteers: The UAW in Tennessee Season 17, Episode 36

The effort to unionize a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., is discussed with labor lawyer Gary Klotz, union analyst Robert Chiaravalli and Sean McAlinden (Center for Automotive Research). read more

Inside the Connected Car Season 17, Episode 35

Technology and cars are discussed with Richard Wallace (Center for Automotive Research), Nick Cohn (TomTom) and Stephen Surhigh (Compuware Automotive Services). read more

Automotive Lightweighting: Steel Slims Down Season 17, Episode 34

Creating lightweight steel that retains strength is discussed with Ron Krupitzer (Steel Market Development Institute), Terry Cullum (Auto-Steel Partnership) and Dr. Lou Hector (General Motors). read more

Dream Machines: The Hottest Cars From Frankfurt 2013 Season 17, Episode 33

A tour of the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. read more

The Real Blade Runner: A Conversation With Futurist Syd Mead Season 17, Episode 32

Futurist designer Syd Mead, who worked on the "Blade Runner" film, discusses autonomy and the "electronic herd." Panelists include Jim Hall (2953 Analytics) and John Manoogian (College for Creative Studies). read more

Ford's Marketing Dynamo Season 17, Episode 31

Ford's marketing strategy is discussed with Jim Farley, the company's executive vice president of global marketing, sales and service. Panelists include Karl Henkel (Detroit News) and Dave Guilford (Automotive News). read more

Driving America Season 17, Episode 30

The Henry Ford Museum's "Driving America" exhibition is discussed with Matt Anderson, the museum's transportation curator; and its former transportation curator, Bob Casey. read more

Propane Conversion Season 17, Episode 29

Converting fleet vehicles to propane is discussed with Abe Stephenson (Dish Network), Denis Gallagher (Student Transportation of America) and Edgar Benning (Mass Transit Authority). read more

Cars & Personalities Season 17, Episode 28

The role that personality plays in people's purchasing decisions is discussed with Lori Costew (Ford), Michael Segovia (Myers-Briggs) and Christie Nordhielm (University of Michigan). read more

Icons and Idiots Season 17, Episode 27

Former GM vice chairman Bob Lutz discusses his book "Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership." Panelists include automotive journalists Peter De Lorenzo ( and Csaba Csere. read more

Exterior Design Season 17, Episode 26

The exterior designs of cars are discussed with former GM car designer David Lyon; John Manoogian, who also worked for GM and now teaches design at Detroit's College for Creative Studies; and 2953 Analytics managing director Jim Hall. read more

Auto Interiors Season 17, Episode 25

The interiors of automobiles are discussed with Chevrolet's interior-design chief Crystal Windham, Han Hendricks of Johnson Controls and OPTIS software designer Rick Comiskey. read more

Driving Mercedes R&D Season 17, Episode 24

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America president-CEO Johann Jungwirth is interviewed. Panelists include automotive journalists Csaba Csere and Mike Austin. read more

The Leasing Explosion Season 17, Episode 23

The auto-leasing business is discussed with Scot Hal (, Dietmar Exler (Mercedes-Benz Financial Services) and Cincinnati auto dealer Ron Joseph. read more

The New World of Auto Electronics Season 17, Episode 22

Auto electronics are discussed with Danny Shapiro (Nvidia), Marios Zenios (Chrysler UConnect) and analyst Thilo Koslowski (Gartner). read more

Improving the Car-Buying Experience Season 17, Episode 21

The car-buying experience is discussed with Jeri Ward, Audi of America's director of customer experience; Rochester Hills, Mich., Audi dealer Chris Consiglio; and customer-service research analyst Megan Burns (Forrester Research). read more

Today's Powertrains: Efficiency & Strength Season 17, Episode 20

Powertrains are discussed with Jamie Standring (Chrysler), Jordan Lee (General Motors) and Mazen Hammoud (Ford). read more

Rare Earth Metals Season 17, Episode 19

The use of rare earth metals in hybrid and electric cars is discussed with experts Kevin Moore, Edward Becker and Jack Lifton. read more

Lightweighting (Part 1) Season 17, Episode 18

Improving fuel efficiency by using lighter materials is discussed with Carla Bailo (Nissan Americas), Frank Macher (Continental Structural Plastics) and Maurice Sessel (International Automotive Components). read more

GM by the Numbers Season 17, Episode 17

GM CFO Daniel Ammann is interviewed. Panelists include Jeff Bennett (Wall Street Journal) and Tim Higgins (Bloomberg). read more

Today's UAW: A Struggle for Stability Season 17, Episode 16

UAW president Bob King discusses the challenges facing his union. Panelists include Brent Snavely (Detroit Free Press) and David Shepardson (Detroit News). read more

The Truth About Autonomy Season 17, Episode 15

Self-driving cars are discussed with Christian Schumacher (Continental), Annie Lien (Volkswagen) and Gary Silberg (KPMG). read more

RAM's New World Season 17, Episode 14

Chrysler's Ram trucks are discussed with Fred Diaz, the president-CEO of the Ram truck brand. Panelists include Scott Burgess (Motor Trend) and Tony Swan (Car & Driver). read more

Propane: The New Ethanol? Season 17, Episode 13

Using liquid propane to fuel automobiles is discussed with Wayne Moore (CleanFUEL USA), Rob Stevens (Ford) and Joe Thompson (ROUSH CleanTech). read more

Dick Dauch's "American Drive" Season 17, Episode 12

Richard E. Dauch (American Axle and Manufacturing) discusses his book, "American Drive: How Manufacturing Will Save Our Country." Panelists include Daniel Howes (Detroit News) and Jeff Gilbert (CBS Radio). read more

Right-to-Work Season 17, Episode 11

How right-to-work laws may affect unions and the car companies. Panelists include Kristin Dziczek (Center for Automotive Research), Robert Chiaravalli (Strategic Human Resources) and attorney Gary Klotz. read more

Purchasing the Cloud Season 17, Episode 10

Cloud computing and the auto industry are discussed with Rob Barrett (KPMG), Tim Burke (Plex Systems) and Matt Roush (CBS Detroit). read more

Automotive Next Season 17, Episode 9

A mentoring program for young women in the auto industry is discussed with Nancy Gioia (Ford), Maximiliane Straub (Bosch) and two participants in the program. read more

The Supply Strain Season 17, Episode 8

The supply chain is discussed with Neil De Koker (OESA), Mike Martini (Bridgestone) and Doug Grimm (Grede). read more

Ed Whitacre's "American Turnaround" Season 17, Episode 7

Former GM chairman-CEO Ed Whitacre ("American Turnaround") is interviewed. Panelists include Bill Vlasic (New York Times) and Joe White (Wall Street Journal). read more

Thirty Years in Automotive Journalism Season 17, Episode 6

Veteran automotive journalists John McElroy, Edward Lapham (Automotive News) and Tony Swan (Car & Driver) discuss the changes they've witnessed in the auto industry through the years. Host: Carol Cain. read more

A Look at USCAR With Steve Zimmer Season 17, Episode 5

United States Council for Automotive Research executive director Steve Zimmer is interviewed. Panelists include Drew Winter ( and Gary Vasilash (Automotive Design & Production). read more

The New Lincoln With Matt VanDyke Season 17, Episode 4

Matt VanDyke, Lincoln's global head of marketing, sales and service, is interviewed. Panelists include Keith Naughton (Bloomberg News) and Bill Vlasic (New York Times). read more

Best Engines From Wards Season 17, Episode 3

Ward's 10 Best Engines list is discussed with four of the judges, including Drew Winter, Tom Murphy, Christie Schweinsberg and Steve Finlay. read more

Choice Cars From NACTOY 2013 Season 17, Episode 2

The three North American Car of the Year finalists are discussed with Mark Phelan (Detroit Free Press) and Karl Brauer ( read more

Top Trucks From NACTOY 2013 Season 17, Episode 1

The three North American Truck of the Year finalists are discussed in the season premiere with Michelle Krebs ( and Tony Swan (Car & Driver). read more

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