• ITVI.USA
    15,070.180
    -26.240
    -0.2%
  • OTRI.USA
    24.340
    -0.150
    -0.6%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,050.880
    -19.870
    -0.1%
  • TLT.USA
    2.710
    -0.020
    -0.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.350
    0.280
    9.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.090
    0.230
    8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.730
    0.070
    4.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.100
    0.150
    5.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.160
    0.120
    5.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.570
    0.220
    6.6%
  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
    -2.000
    -1.6%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,070.180
    -26.240
    -0.2%
  • OTRI.USA
    24.340
    -0.150
    -0.6%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,050.880
    -19.870
    -0.1%
  • TLT.USA
    2.710
    -0.020
    -0.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.350
    0.280
    9.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.090
    0.230
    8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.730
    0.070
    4.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.100
    0.150
    5.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.160
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    5.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
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  • WAIT.USA
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FreightWaves TVNewsTransmission Podcast

Zooming in the automotive sector — Transmission

What the digital transition has brought to automakers

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The switch to Zoom meetings and Google Hangouts was difficult for some, but after a year of working from home, most companies have figured out how to make digital workplaces actually work. 

Sebastian Blanco and Grace Sharkey use this episode of Transmission to explore how the automotive manufacturing industry handled this transition and talk to Conway Jeffress, director of sales for industrial automotives at AIT, about life in the Zoom era. 

Even though more meetings are happening virtually, sometimes you still need to actually go to a facility to make sure things work the way they were promised. They discuss how to handle the balance between safety and productivity even as the pandemic abates. 

Sharkey and Blanco also break down the impending boom of electric vehicles and how infrastructure adaptations like grid size and charging stations are key to the success of that growth.

You can find more Transmission episodes and recaps for all our live podcasts here.

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Kaylee Nix

Kaylee Nix is a meteorologist and reporter for FreightWaves. She joined the company in November of 2020 after spending two years as a broadcast meteorologist for a local television channel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Kaylee graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2018 and immediately made the Tennessee Valley her home. Kaylee creates written summaries of FreightWaves live podcasts and cultivates the social media for FreightWaves TV.

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