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  • 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 ... ...
  • 2021: New Priorities for Map Makers

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 06, 2021
    A new year finds the transportation industry facing new priorities and new metrics to measure success. “Mobility” changed the focus of transpor... ...
  • NHTSA: Unsafe at Any Speed

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 31, 2020
    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently announced that he will step down from his post on January 20th, the day President-elect Joseph Biden will be sworn in. Pai... ...
  • New Dawn for U.S. DOT under Biden

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 21, 2020
    The U.S. DOT and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration need a reset and a new business model. The arrival of the Biden Administration in Janua... ...
  • Uber ATG's Legacy

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 21, 2020
    Uber Technologies has sold its Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) subsidiary to Aurora Innovation putting its fatally flawed autonomous driving endeavors in the ... ...
  • Tesla: The Eyes Have It

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 07, 2020
    David Zipper of Harvard’s Kennedy School writes in Slate that the incoming Biden Administration should “bring the hammer down” on Tesla Moto... ...
  • Marvell Brings Custom Silicon to Automotive to serve Centralized Architectures and Enable Scalable Autonomy

    by Asif Anwar | Nov 20, 2020
    Marvell recently introduced custom silicon solutions targeting the growing market for data processing and AI accelerated solutions for the data center and autom... ...
  • COVID-19 Puts Kibosh on Cruise

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 23, 2020
    Within months of its post-CES announcement of the Cruise Automation Origin robotaxi, General Motors found itself face to face with an operational design domain ... ...
  • Elon Musk's Aspirational Autonomy

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 23, 2020
    Tesla Motors kicked off the release of its latest earnings with news of record results and the release of the company’s Full Self Driving beta.  Lead... ...
  • Automakers and In-House Software Development: What Does the 2020 Automotive Survey Tell Us?

    by Ian Riches | Oct 15, 2020
    The 2020 Automotive Software Survey was carried out jointly by Strategy Analytics and Aurora Labs. This blogpost examines the responses to two of the twenty que... ...
  • 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... ...

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