Automotive Blogs



  • MWC 2020: Huawei Sends Unmistakable Message

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 18, 2020
    A funny thing happened on the way to Barcelona for the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) event scheduled for this week. The event organizer - the GSMA &nd... ...
  • To MWC or NOT to MWC

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 07, 2020
    The announcement of Ericsson's decision to bypass the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona this year due to the onset of the novel coronavirus set off alarm... ...
  • Apple Ain't Buyin' TomTom

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 06, 2020
    Now that Apple’s new navigation maps are out it appears that the years-old rumors of an inevitable acquisition of TomTom by Apple can finally be laid to r... ...
  • Tesla: Two Heads are Better Than One

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 05, 2020
    ‘Cause instead of one head I got two And you know two heads are better than one -      “Twisted” – Ross an... ...
  • Dubai Renders U.S. DOT Sec'y Chao Dubious

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 04, 2020
    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Secretary Elaine Chao sought to make a splash at CES2020 in Las Vegas by announcing her Automated Vehicles 4.0 pla... ...
  • UAW Rescues GM's EV Plans

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 30, 2020
    On Monday, General Motors announced its production plans for its Hamtramck assembly plant to include the company’s first all-electric pickup, to be foll... ...
  • Savings Tip the Balance to EVs

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 30, 2020
    In a rare and perhaps unfortunate moment of candor, Cruise Automation CEO Dan Ammann wrote, in his blog post describing the emergence of Cruise (a subsidia... ...
  • Privacy is Different in Cars

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 28, 2020
    The New Yorks Times' "The Privacy Project" highlights all that is terrifying about our surveillance economy. We blithely throw away our privacy for the privileg... ...
  • Munic: Vive le OBDII!

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 28, 2020
    For years, my friends in the OBDII business have been telling me that business is very good. I want to believe them and I want to support them, but I am looki... ...
  • Cruise: The Case for

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 26, 2020
    On this Saturday, with the defense of the President of the United States getting underway in the U.S. Senate, it is worth considering the case for General Motor... ...
  • 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... ...