Automotive Blogs



  • Future Networked Car: V2V Veers into Crazytown

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 08, 2019
    Car makers, tech companies and wireless carriers are on a path to introduce inter-vehicle communications capable of providing additional data to help prevent ... ...
  • Polestar 2: Radio Shock

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 08, 2019
    The electrified Polestar 2 was the belle of the ball at the Geneva International Motor Show this past week. This Tesla Motors Model 3 killer won’t ar... ...
  • Green Rhetoric Is Not Enough – Urgency in Electrification Is Needed Among OEMs

    by Kevin Mak | Mar 08, 2019
    This year’s Geneva Motor Show revealed a large group of around 30 new electrified models and concepts, mostly featuring battery electric and plug-in hybri... ...
  • No Cord Cutting of Autonomous Cars

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 22, 2019
    The automotive industry is a world of contradictions. Nowhere is this more evident than in the realm of connected cars. Car makers remain utterly conf... ...
  • GM: Cruise vs. Super Cruise

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 07, 2019
    It’s painful and expensive testing fully-automated vehicles with safety drivers and engineers in the front seat. Just ask General Motors. In yesterda... ...
  • TomTom: Privacy Please

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 06, 2019
    TomTom's earnings call at 9 a.m. this morning should be an attention grabber coming, as it does, on the heels of selling off its telematics division for €9... ...
  • No Radio, Android

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 28, 2019
    There was a CES 2019 interview in The Verge (theverge.com) last week of Patrick Brady, described as Head of Android Auto for Google, in which more than 6,000 wo... ...
  • Jeephack Repercusions

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 28, 2019
    Automotive cybersecurity is an intractable nightmare with significant though inchoate implications for consumers and existential exposure for auto makers. ... ...
  • CES 2019: Stormy Weather for IBM

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 22, 2019
    Ginni Rometty, chairman, president and CEO of IBM was kind enough to take on the task of an hour-long keynote at CES 2019 in Las Vegas last week. She used ... ...
  • ICAV Tel Aviv: Forgetting David

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 22, 2019
    A funny question was asked at an automated vehicle tech conference last week. But, first, some context. The biggest news in Israel last week was Mobileye&r... ...
  • Connected Car 2019: Infinite FOMO

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 14, 2019
    Google, Apple and Tesla Motors introduced the automotive industry to FOMO – the fear of missing out – more than six years with their public and pr... ...
  • CES 2019: V2Vegas - A Talking Cars Turning Point

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 07, 2019
    The often pedantic debate over how cars will directly communicate with other cars and infrastructure will culminate suitably at CES 2019 with multiple C-V2X ann... ...
  • CES 2019: Dashboard Dreams

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 03, 2019
    The annual trek to Las Vegas arrives this year with visions of sinusitis, chapped lips, flat feet and new concepts for automotive cockpit systems. It is no... ...
  • Nielsen Won't Miss Tom Taylor

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 03, 2019
    After 27 years, Tom Taylor, author and publisher of the “Tom Taylor NOW” newsletter, for radio industry acolytes and advocates has turned off his mi... ...
  • CES 2019: Robotaxis vs. Micro Transit

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 02, 2019
    Attendees of CES 2019 arriving at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport next week will have four options for getting to their hotels:  a shuttle offerin... ...
  • Remote Control: Crazy Likes Company

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 01, 2019
    Three years ago Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller hacked an FCA Jeep to demonstrate the ability to remotely control a vehicle. The stunt was intended to mak... ...