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  • 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... ...
  • 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... ...
  • TomTom Capital Markets Day: A Mapping Company with Autonomous Driving Development Ambitions in Mind

    by Angelos Lakrintis | Oct 18, 2019
    On Tuesday 24th of September 2019, TomTom held its annual Capital Markets Day at the Hotel Arena in Amsterdam. There were many TomTom engineers showcasing class... ...
  • Auto Architecture: The Need for Speed

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 07, 2019
    Automotive makers and their suppliers are jacking up the processing power being introduced to cars along with higher speed wireless external connections. T... ...
  • The Need for a Common Verification Methodology in Autonomous Driving Development

    by Angelos Lakrintis | Sep 23, 2019
    Despite being an integral part of system development flow, the verification requirements of modern autonomous driving development (excluding ADAS verification m... ...
  • Leave the Driving to Musk

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 03, 2019
    For years Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk has been taunting the global insurance industry that he would offer insurance coverage directly from Tesla if he was... ...
  • Tesla Stakes Insurance Claim

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 23, 2019
    In its most recent shareholders' meeting Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk noted that the Tesla Model 3 is the highest revenue producing car in the U.S. and fourth b... ...
  • GM's Not-so-Super Cruise

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 25, 2019
    Dan Ammann, CEO of GM’s Cruise operation, has been given the unenviable task of converting $7.25B and hundreds of employees (1,500+ by Ammann’s coun... ...
  • Navya: Where's the Remote?

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 12, 2019
    When a commercial truck struck a Navya autonomous shuttle in Las Vegas on November 8, 2017, it set off a torrent of headlines around the world. Now, the Nationa... ...
  • Hayden AI: The Future of Law Enforcement

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 10, 2019
    By now, we are all familiar with license plate readers being used by public authorities for everything from toll payment to camera-equipped patrol cars tracking... ...
  • Uber's Weakness; Tesla's Strength

    by Roger Lanctot | May 02, 2019
    Uber knows very little about the cars and drivers on its network. The company has even fought legal battles to avoid doing background checks on those dri... ...
  • Autonomous Vehicle Testing Report from Beijing Government

    by Mark Liu | Apr 03, 2019
    On March 29th 2019, Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport published the “2018 Autonomous Vehicle Testing Report in Beijing”, which was the first... ...
  • Self-Certification Insufficient?

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 25, 2019
    The crash of Ethiopia Air Flight 961 may have a negative impact on the development of autonomous vehicle technology. The Federal Aviation Administration ... ...