Automotive Blogs



  • Cruise Joins #AVMeToo Movement

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 22, 2020
    We don't know when it might launch. We don't know how much it might cost. We don't know precisely where it will operate - though downtown San Francisco is a goo... ...
  • Tesla is Teaching Us to Move Over

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 21, 2020
    Believe it or not, Tesla Motors is teaching us to be better drivers. One of the most remarkable lessons we are learning is that motor vehicles on public roadway... ...
  • Woven City: Smashing Toyota's Looms

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 20, 2020
    Car companies are interesting creatures in a corporate world increasingly dominated by Internet-centric behemoths from Silicon Valley, Seattle, and China. ... ...
  • TRB: Not so Intelligent Transportation Systems

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 16, 2020
    Beverly Owen, who played Marilyn in '60's-era "The Munsters" sit-com, passed away last year at 81. She only appeared in 13 episodes of the quirky program based ... ...
  • Veoneer: Tackling Automation Anxiety

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 12, 2020
    Veoneer’s booth at CES 2020 may have been located in a parking lot at the far end of South Hall but attendees that made the journey to the mini-Smart City... ...
  • Disinformation from Deloitte

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 09, 2020
    Deloitte published its “2020 Global Automotive Consumer Study” on the eve of the 2020 CES in Las Vegas concluding that 58% of U.S. respondents were ... ...
  • CES 2020: Dashboard Distraction Dilemma

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 03, 2020
    Tesla Motors did it again. In September of 2019 Tesla launched its “Software Version 10.0,” a software update targeted primarily at in-vehicl... ...
  • 2020: The Year of Live In-Car Remote Assistance

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 01, 2020
    After years of travel and computing remotely while on the road I have found that there are two magical experiences for the business traveler. One of those ... ...
  • Even California Can't Save Hydrogen

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 30, 2019
    Fisita World Mobility Summit 2019 in Nagoya, Japan, brought together powerful perspectives on everything from vehicle architectures (Visteon), to open source so... ...
  • Who's Driving This Car Anyway?

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 29, 2019
    My Lyft driver in San Jose thought his Hyundai had “autopilot,” alluding I suspected, to Tesla Motors’ feature of the same name which has plac... ...
  • Are We Asking Too Much of MaaS?

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 27, 2019
    These days it seems as if attending mobility events is more popular than mobility itself. Every week brings news of a mobility service provider retrenching... ...
  • 'The Secret Race:' Driving Yourself vs. Self-Driving

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 24, 2019
    First of all, let me say that no one should break the law. No one should violate speed limits. No one should drive a vehicle in such a way that might ... ...
  • The Driver as Weakest Cyber Link

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 23, 2019
    Upstream Security published its annual Global Automotive Cybersecurity Report 2020 last week highlighting the near doubling of publicly reported incidents docum... ...
  • NHTSA & The End of Expertise

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 20, 2019
    “I’ve always wanted to say this: The experts are terrible.” – candidate Donald J. Trump speaking at a Wisconsin rally in 2016 as quote... ...
  • AAA: Killer Safety Systems

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 18, 2019
    AAA is out with a new study, conducted on its behalf by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, that purports to show, among other things, that advanced aut... ...
  • AAA: Killer Automotive Safety Systems

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 18, 2019
    AAA is out with a new study, conducted on its behalf by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, that purports to show, among other things, that advanced aut... ...
  • Government ADAS Testing: The “S” is for Streamlined

    by Derek Viita | Nov 27, 2019
    From a user-centric perspective, there have been huge risks in leaving ADAS and AV safety guidelines entirely up to industry stakeholders or "lower" government ... ...
  • Tesla Cybertruck: “Not for Everyone” - Elon Said It

    by Edward Sanchez | Nov 22, 2019
    Like probably many of you reading this now, I sat in rapt anticipation of the Tesla Cybertruck unveil on November 21, 2019. Several teaser tweets went out leadi... ...
  • Mustang Mach-E! -> F-150-E?

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 19, 2019
    Ford Motor Company detonated an epochal explosive in the form of an electrified Mustang SUV on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show last night. The move ma... ...