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  • Autonomous Vehicles: Avoiding Obstacles and Responsibility

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 21, 2020
    The headline screams off of the page and challenges all that we know about the fatal crash in Tempe, Ariz., that took the life of Elaine Herzberg two and a half... ...
  • Polestar 2 First Drive – A Socially Distant Test of the Electric Performance Car from the Geely/Volvo Group

    by Angelos Lakrintis | Sep 01, 2020
    Polestar, a sports car joint venture between Volvo Car Group and its parent company Geely, hosted a test drive event at Farnborough airport in the UK and Strate... ...
  • Cruise Controlling Its Destiny

    by Roger Lanctot | Jun 04, 2020
    The Information tells us today that General Motors' Cruise Automation self-driving car unit has acquired automotive radar maker Astyx. The move can be seen as a... ...
  • Tesla: Driving on the Edge

    by Roger Lanctot | Jun 01, 2020
    It's happened again. Yesterday, on a highway in Taiwan, a Tesla Model 3 plowed into the trailer of an overturned truck. Accounts of the event suggest the vehicl... ...
  • COVID-19: Yesterday's Gone, or is It?

    by Roger Lanctot | May 29, 2020
    Some people, U.S. President Donald J. Trump among them, will have you believe that one day, soon, we will wake up and everything will be as it was before the ar... ...
  • NVIDIA and Jensen are Trying to Make a Positronic Brain?

    by Angelos Lakrintis | May 14, 2020
    The year is 2035; humanoid robots serve humanity, which is protected by the Three Laws of Robotics. Every robot and machine created has a positronic brain. This... ...
  • Can Tesla Save Hertz?

    by Roger Lanctot | May 12, 2020
    Hertz has an earnings call this morning. Things don't look good and a bankruptcy filing is not out of the question. The current results are not awful, reflectin... ...
  • Tesla's 2019 Turning Point

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 28, 2020
    2019 will be remembered as the year the automotive industry decided to right-size its autonomous vehicle ambitions. Multiple auto makers tempered their v... ...
  • The Virus of Autonomy

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 24, 2020
    Car companies, start-ups, and investors across the globe have embraced and spread the virus of autonomous vehicle technology.  The infection got its start ... ...
  • 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... ...
  • 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. ... ...
  • 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... ...
  • 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 ... ...
  • 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... ...

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