Automotive Blogs



  • 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... ...
  • 2019: The Year of De-Appification

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 01, 2019
    CES 2018 saw the proliferation of digital assistant applications in cars (and homes, of course) with Harman International, Panasonic and Visteon showing multipl... ...
  • 2019: The Year of Electrification

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 28, 2018
    After two years of wrestling with and at least partially resolving fraud charges over its “defeat device” to manipulate emissions testing results,... ...
  • 2018: GM Shrugged

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 27, 2018
    On April 29, 2015, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne made the case for auto makers to get big or go home as part of his now-famous “Confessions of a Capital Junki... ...
  • GM: Stop the Downsizing

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 28, 2018
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra is known for a number of quotes one of which is: “My father was a die maker for 39 years, so I had a basic understanding o... ...
  • Auto Cyber Security: From Ignore to Compliance

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 27, 2018
      Auto makers have long relied on security by obscurity to get away with not defining or adhering to proper cyber security hygiene. This rationalizati... ...
  • Volvo: Car-less is Better Than Clueless

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 26, 2018
    Sweden has embraced the movement toward a cashless society with banks no longer taking cash deposits and retailers, like Ikea, experimenting with cashlessness.&... ...
  • Charging Infrastructure – The Compelling Reason Behind EV Adoption?

    by Kevin Mak | Nov 09, 2018
    Charging point outside Strategy Analytics branch office in Milton Keynes, UK Like many consumers, yours truly is currently putting off his first EV purchase un... ...
  • You Cruise, You Lose

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 08, 2018
    General Motors has two media magnets in CEO Mary Barra and Cruise Automation founder Kyle Vogt.  Barra is praised for boosting GM profitability while strea... ...
  • GM Q3 Earnings: Down is Up

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 08, 2018
    Can it be just five years ago that General Motors CEO Mary Barra, then head of global product development, purchasing and supply chain for the company, was tell... ...
  • Bounce: Driver Compensation Innovation

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 08, 2018
    There’s a new kid on the rideshare block, Bounce, which is rewriting the rules of driver compensation. In fact, the company’s compensation inno... ...
  • Connected Cars: High Tech, Low Demand

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 08, 2018
    The latest reliability report from Consumer Reports which dumped on domestics and rained glory upon Asian imports highlighted a conundrum facing car makers.&n... ...
  • Successful Experiment or Cautionary Tale? The Demise of BOOK by Cadillac

    by Derek Viita | Nov 05, 2018
    Last week, GM announced it was suspending operations of its monthly premium subscription service BOOK by Cadillac.  GM and media sources cited the exorbita... ...
  • Connected Cars: High Tech, Low Demand

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 25, 2018
    The latest reliability report from Consumer Reports which dumped on domestics and rained glory upon Asian imports highlighted a conundrum facing car makers.&nb... ...
  • Ford in DC: Refining Autonomous

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 24, 2018
    When cities put on a press event to announce they are welcoming a company to town to test autonomous vehicles within the city limits the news is greeted with p... ...