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    Video: How GM is 3D laser-scanning its plants and using Google Glass
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    There is much, much more that goes into building an automotive factory than simply screwing the structure together, tossing a bunch of robots and employees in and supplying it with raw materials. There is a huge amount of planning that governs how the factory will be laid out, where the various ...

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    Video: Acura NSX bodywork to be sheathed in zirconium e-coat, fewer paint layers
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    Automakers make halo cars to drum up excitement and show off what they can do, but there's more to it than that. Advanced platforms allow a company's engineers to experiment with all sorts of technologies. And in the case of the upcoming new Acura NSX, that includes new paint processes. Speaking ...

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    Video: Autoline streaming live from Detroit Auto Show right now
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    As you can already see, the Autoblog team is digging deep to bring you everything from the Detroit Auto Show media days today and tomorrow, with obsessive coverage of all of the new sheetmetal, hot concepts and industry news. But we're hardly alone in Cobo Hall, and our friend John McElroy and ...

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    Report: Lexus pushing upmarket as others move down, LF-LC production hinted [w/video]
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    Jeff Bracken, Lexus' US group vice president and general manager, knows his company lost its position as America's biggest luxury brand back in 2011, and it's a mantle that his employer probably won't be getting back any time soon. That's because Lexus is electing not to follow the luxury ...

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    Video: The secret to big wheel proportions
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    The latest video in Autoline's excellent Design Handbook series, which has already covered topics like the bone line and why the gas tank is on the right or left, takes a look at a kind of love-it, hate-it category in its latest video. Large-diameter wheels, like the kind that have seemingly ...

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    Video: Design Handbook defines the bone line
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    The latest video in Autoline's excellent Design Handbook series covers a very common piece of automotive design, called the Bone Line. As Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics explains, the Bone Line first appeared on post-war models, and was popularized by the classic, 1949 Ford. Hall shows a number of ...

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    Video: Why your gas tank filler is where it is
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    For the Autoblog team, reviewing new cars each week comes with one particular first-world problem challenge - where the heck is the gas tank? Ask any of our editors, and they're likely to have pulled up to a pump, only to find that the tank was on the other side, leading to a trail of curses and ...

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    Video: Design Handbook tackles the secret of sports car proportions
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    Trends in car design have come and gone and reappeared over the years, but Jim Hall in his latest Design Handbook entry for Autoline Daily, makes the argument that sports cars have more-or-less kept the same proportions for over a century: long hoods with cockpits placed close to (if not on top ...

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    Video: Not attending the Woodward Dream Cruise? Watch it here, right now
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    What's a gearhead to do? This weekend marks two big automotive events on the American calendar - the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and the Woodward Dream Cruise. You can follow along right here at Autoblog for all the action from Pebble Beach, while Woodward is a trickier proposition. It's not ...

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    Watch Autoline LIVE from floor of Paris Motor Show
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    Our friend and colleague John McElroy is broadcasting live today from the floor of the Paris Motor Show. The show is about to start, so watch below as he and the Autoline LIVE team brings you news on some of the newest products being revealed and the people who are making it happen. Scheduled ...

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    Video: Autoline After Hours hosts automotive fantasy draft tonight at 6 PM
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    Car nuts don't talk about wide receivers or short stops, they talk about cars and the people who build them. That was the impetus for Autoline After Hours creating its automotive fantasy draft last year. It's now an annual event where auto insiders, journalists and others create their ...

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    2013 SRT Viper to require dealer certification; hardcore model planned? [w/video]
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    On Thursday night's Autoline After Hours, SRT boss Ralph Gilles sat down with show hosts John McElroy and Peter DeLorenzo, along with Autoblog and AOL Autos staffers to talk all things Viper. Among the interesting tidbits disclosed about the 640-horsepower supercar are plans for a new dealer ...

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    Video: Vehicle hauler shortage to threaten new car sales?
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    New car sales have endured all manner of impediments since The Great Recession began in 2008, and for various reasons including everything from restricted lending by banks to strikes and Acts of God. Next up among the bugbears could be a shortage of car haulers, which were pulled from active duty ...

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    Detroit: Autoline roaming Detroit Auto Show floor LIVE
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    Just a quick programming note: Autoline will be cutting the cord and broadcasting live from the Detroit Auto Show floor beginning at 12PM EST today. They'll be roaming with cameras and mics in hand, looking at the just-revealed cars and concepts in their native habitat and talking to industry ...

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    Los Angeles: Autoline LIVE from the LA Auto Show at 3PM EST
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    John McElroy and our friends at Autoline LIVE are broadcasting live from the floor of the LA Auto Show today beginning at 3PM EST, and they've got a great list of guests lined up for interviews. Check out the lineup below and follow the jump to watch them get their interviewing on. Mark ...

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    Autoline After Hours coming to you live from Woodward Ave
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    If you weren't aware already, the Woodward Dream Cruise is set to rumble through Detroit this Saturday. Our friends from Autoline have already made their way over to the famed stretch of road, and are bringing their Autoline After Hours show to you live from the street. John McElroy and Peter De ...

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    Report: Lincoln gets its own design team and studio within Ford
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    Ford has big plans for Lincoln. The luxury brand from Dearborn has been producing solid machinery as of late, but its vehicles often seem to get lost in the shuffle. The cars look too much like their Ford-branded siblings, and that means a major injection of new style is in order, and quick. ...

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    Autoline After Hours holding first annual Automotive Fantasy Draft [w/video]
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    The best part about any fantasy sports league is being able to pick and choose your team from the full crop of professional athletes in the business. The folks at Autoline After Hours are now bringing this to the automotive space with their first-annual Automotive Fantasy Draft. Veteran ...

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    Video: Lutz dishes dirt on GM in latest Autoline Detroit
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    Autoline Detroit recently played host to Bob Lutz, and, as is always the case, the former General Motors vice chairman dished out some great commentary. Lutz was promoting his new book Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business, and talk quickly turned to his role ...

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    Autoline After Hours welcomes auto show models in the studio tonight
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    If you have some time this evening, we highly recommend checking out Autoline After Hours. The crew will be hanging out with Margery Krevsky, the author of Sirens of Chrome. Krevsky painstakingly researched the 100-year history of the auto show model for the book and will be sharing some of her ...

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