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The Longer-Range, Full-Electric Bolt

A Shunpiker's Journal
January 31, 2018 1:00 PM

Finally, Fred Ligouri, the articulate PR guy for GM’s electric cars, talks about the longer-range, full-electric Bolt, just getting to customers now, and about the future of electrification throughout the industry. Most global manufacturers have announced that within a few years all their new cars will have some degree of electrification and many cities and countries are beginning to restrict their streets to electrified cars.

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Taking the Driver Out of the Equation

A Shunpiker's Journal
January 31, 2018 12:00 PM

Ever wonder about the systems under the skin of your car, and what’s happening with autonomous and self-driving cars? Well, our next guest is one of the engineers deeply involved in these issues - Patrick Ryne, engineering manager for Nexteer, a major tier-one supplier of steering systems, among other products. He tells us we’re already driving them . . . sort of, and he helps us understand what it will take to begin taking the driver out of the equation and when that might happen.

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Latest Jeep Broke New Ground Stylistically

A Shunpiker's Journal
January 31, 2018 11:00 AM

Engineer Mike Downey, vehicle line executive for the freshly-redesigned Jeep Cherokee gives us the rundown on the much-improved, off-roady mid-size crossover. Cherokee was widely dissed with its last generation design that broke new ground stylistically, particularly for a Jeep. This one continues that dramatic design language that people seem to have warmed to, and it adds a lot of important content. 

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Automotive Journalist & Enthusiast Micah Wright

A Shunpiker's Journal
January 31, 2018 10:00 AM

Our friend and colleague, Micah Wright, is a young automotive journalist from the Cincinnati area and specializes in automobile and life-style topics.

While at the "press days" of the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Steve Purdy asks him for some punditry from his perspective as an enthusiast and “influencer," in media terms.

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