Automotive Blogs



  • 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... ...
  • Is Your BMW Secure?

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 23, 2018
    The cybersecurity of automobiles has become an increasingly critical issue in the context of autonomous vehicle development. While creators of autonomous ... ...
  • For Car Makers: Google Scare Means It's Time to Share

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 22, 2018
    Google says it wants to charge fees to handset makers in Europe for Android apps such as Googlemaps and Gmail, according to the New York Times. The move is cle... ...
  • TomTom's Google Moment

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 17, 2018
    The automotive navigation industry had another Google moment, Tuesday, as TomTom faced the investor community for its third quarter earnings call. As is ... ...
  • Musk the Magician and Data Monetizer

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 17, 2018
    Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk pulled a rabbit out of his hat last month making thousands of cars vanish and converting reports of production and delivery hell in... ...
  • OnStar Missing the Florence Boat

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 13, 2018
    Here we go again. A hurricane is closing in on the U.S. East Coast and General Motors' OnStar connected car team - now part of something called Global Connecte... ...
  • Florida Sends Mixed Autonomous Message

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 09, 2018
    Florida is poised to surpass California and Arizona as the leader in autonomous driving development thanks to an aggressive legislative agenda that began in 20... ...
  • Tesla's Leap of Faith (or the Adoration of Elon Musk)

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 02, 2018
    The Reverend Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, held forth to his flock on yesterday’s earnings call. Musk described at length his efforts to lead the... ...
  • Are We Over Uber? Bring on the Taxibots

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 01, 2018
    From sexual harassment, to surveilling regulators, to Uber drivers and taxi drivers committing suicide (because they can't make a living) the pervasive creepin... ...
  • BMW's Brand on the Line

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 30, 2018
    A colleague of mine questions why I drive, or rather why I own, a BMW. I own a BMW because the company and the brand stand at the crossroads of connected and d... ...
  • Unlearned Lessons from the Uber Crash Report

    by Derek Viita | Jun 25, 2018
    Late last week, local law enforcement released its report on the fatal crash involving a vehicle from Uber's Advanced Technologies Group (ATG).  The result... ...
  • Dear Toyota

    by Roger Lanctot | May 17, 2018
    Toyota Motor North America CEO James Lentz got a letter from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week recognizing Toyota’s announced pl... ...
  • Waze: Traffic Tragedy

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 09, 2018
    Traffic is like the weather. Everyone complains about it, but no one can seem to actually do anything about it. Just as we have a widely acknowledged problem w... ...