John McElroy

Correspondent, WardsAuto

John McElroy is editorial director of Blue Sky Productions and producer of “Autoline” for WTVS-Channel 56, Detroit, and “Autoline Daily,” the online video newscast.

Posts by John McElroy

in Road Ahead Aug 14, 2015

Merge Those Powertrain Operations

In the NAFTA market alone, GM, Ford and FCA will build nearly 9 million engines and 9 million transmissions this year. FCA estimates nearly 90% of....More
in Final Inspection Jul 01, 2015

Fewer U.S. Households Buying New Cars

If the same percentage of Americans bought cars and trucks this year as in 1978, we would see 22 million sales....More
in Final Inspection Jun 10, 2015

Merger Mania, Marchionne Style

The real force that will bring everyone to Marchionne’s line of thinking is mobility services....More
in Road Ahead May 07, 2015

We Lose by Waiting on Autonomous Cars

Automakers are waiting for someone to tell them who is going to be held liable if a self-driving car crashes. They will be liable. Start figuring out....More
in Final Inspection Apr 01, 2015

Is UAW Willing to Give or Just Take?

Wall Street is reaping most of the riches of America’s resurgence, why not give a little bit of Wall Street to blue collar workers? That’s the....More
in Final Inspection Mar 02, 2015

Harry Wilson’s Money Grab

Singling out shareholders for a big payday is not being fair or responsible. The “old GM” spent billions buying back shares and kept doing so almost....More
in Final Inspection Jan 30, 2015

NADA: The Show of Shows

As I gaze into the next decade, it seems to me that automotive retail outlets are ideally suited to take advantage of the growing interest in car....More
in Final Inspection Jan 06, 2015

Lessons From the Takata Airbag Disaster

Automakers and suppliers must notify NHTSA about a problem immediately. Second, politicians and regulators need to adopt a more cooperative approach....More
in Road Ahead Dec 05, 2014

Cyberattacks Come to Cars

By attacking dealerships and service centers, perhaps by compromising an employee’s laptop, hackers could install malicious software on lots of....More
in Road Ahead Nov 04, 2014

Cheap Gas Worries Auto Industry

A very senior Toyota executive told me that if gasoline prices are around $3 a gallon in 2018, the company will not be able to meet CAFE regulations....More

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