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  • Autonomous Vehicle Rational Breaks Down

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 20, 2021
    The latest SmartDrivingCars podcast raised fundamental questions regarding the rational for developing autonomous cars while debating the various paths to marke... ...
  • LiDAR and the End of the Musk Marketing Masque

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 15, 2021
    One of the key differentiating characteristics of companies working on autonomous vehicles is the willingness to explain or disclose the manner in which this te... ...
  • IAA Mobility: The Un-Car Show

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 13, 2021
    IAA Mobility held in Munich last week was the first post-pandemic international auto show to take place outside of China. The organizers positioned automot... ...
  • Wireless Transportation Disruption

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 02, 2021
    One of the toughest tech tasks is adopting a new emerging technology that is fundamentally incompatible with the old. In the realm of connected cars, car m... ...
  • First AV Reports Due to NHTSA in Two Weeks

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 02, 2021
    At the end of June, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a General Order requiring auto makers and creators of automated vehicle... ...
  • Mobileye's Uncut Gem

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 02, 2021
    Last week, Mobileye released a 40-minute long unedited video of the company’s camera-only Supervision automated driving system in action on the chaotic ... ...
  • Amazon: Close is Not Enough in Mapping

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 02, 2021
    A report in The Information highlights multiple circumstances where Amazon trucks are getting stuck on dead end streets after being misled by navigation maps pr... ...
  • Hotz Holds Industry Hostage

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 02, 2021
    Comma.ai held its Comma_con event Saturday to highlight the progress the company had made in its pursuit of developing an open source aftermarket self-driving c... ...
  • COVID Recovery Revalues Vision Data

    by Roger Lanctot | Jun 24, 2021
    As the U.S. and global economies emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns the enduring impact on transportation is still unfolding. Ride hail drivers are returning.&... ...
  • 5G Automotive Standards, Licensing Fosters Fast Adoption

    by Roger Lanctot | May 28, 2021
    The adoption of 5G technology in the automotive industry is proceeding quietly but rapidly. Indications are that 18 car makers from around the world have c... ...
  • CTA Proclaims Return of CES to Vegas in 2022

    by Roger Lanctot | May 03, 2021
    The Consumer Technology Association announced yesterday the return of the Consumer Electronics Show – CES – to its home at the Las Vegas Conventio... ...
  • Apple's Cook Paints Himself into an Autonomous Corner

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 12, 2021
    These days tech journalists and analysts appear confident of one thing. Apple is working on an autonomous car. There’s a “Garbo Talks” qu... ...
  • Tesla's License to Kill

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 31, 2021
    Even as Honda Motors puts a so-called Level 3 semi-autonomous vehicle on the road in Japan – 100 of them to be exact – the outrage grows over semi... ...
  • Wirelss Carriers Face FOMO vs. FOBFA Test

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 22, 2021
    (NOTE: The author is participating this week in the four-day Future Networked Car event put on by the International Telecommunications Union. Details here:... ...
  • Honda Asserts Automated Driving Leadership

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 08, 2021
    When Honda Motor Co. tied up with General Motors almost a year ago to collaborate on vehicle propulsion technology, connected car tech, and assisted driving, ob... ...
  • Managing Map Change During COVID

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 24, 2021
    Carmera is a tiny location technology company having a giant impact. That impact has been amplified by the onset and persistence of COVID-19. Carmera&rsquo... ...
  • Qualcomm Takes the Wheel

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 01, 2021
    Qualcomm took center stage in the automotive industry this week to state its intention to dominate future dashboard infotainment systems. Long known for ... ...
  • CES 2021: GM's Zero Vision

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 20, 2021
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra kicked off the annual Consumer Electronics Show this week touting GM’s virtual “Exhibit Zero” to describe the ... ...
  • The Pardon of Anthony Levandowski

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 20, 2021
    Among the 143 last minute pardons issued by outgoing President Donald Trump is one for Anthony Levandowski. Levandowski's pardon raises important questions rega... ...
  • Car Wars 2021

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 08, 2021
    A strange narrative took hold in the U.S. at the end of 2020 that vehicle sales were in decline, that cars weren’t selling. The reality is something ... ...

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