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  • Can a Pandemic Stop the Apocalypse?

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 02, 2020
    The negative impacts of the coronavirus, COVID-19, on the automotive industry continue to radiate out from the closure of factories and dealerships (for vehicle... ...
  • COVID-19 & Chinese Automotive Innovation

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 31, 2020
    It's a shame that the U.S. president and his administration have chosen to criticize and attack China for its poor management of the novel coronavirus crisis. I... ...
  • Instacart: The Gig is Up

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 30, 2020
    The New York Times, and other media outlets, tell us this morning that "as many as 200,000 Instacart shoppers could walk off the job" today in a strike protes... ...
  • Safe Transportation in the Time of COVID-19

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 26, 2020
    A crisis on the pandemic scale of COVID-19 needs a solution of an equally epic scope. The thousands of workers that still actually must show up for work in an e... ...
  • Shut Uber Down Now

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 25, 2020
    By now it is pretty clear that everywhere outside of China and South Korea human beings are doing a lousy job of "social distancing," locking down, and shelteri... ...
  • 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 ... ...
  • Uber's $10B Wrecking Ball

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 20, 2020
    As the world wrestles with the consequences of a novel coronavirus, COVID-19, running wild laying waste to health care systems, communities, and economies, it i... ...
  • The End of Mobility as We Know It

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 19, 2020
    The hideous reality of the coronavirus has exposed the hideous realities of the mobility industry with sobering implications for all. At its core, mobility... ...
  • Uber's Weak, Cynical Argument for a London License

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 13, 2020
    Financial analysts were thrilled with Uber's latest earnings report in spite of ongoing loss-making activity and legal woes. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's enthus... ...
  • Oply: Death of a Car Share Operator

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 05, 2020
    “It is kind of crazy that the Trump campaign was in contact with Russia when the Hillary campaign wasn’t even in contact with Michigan. It’s a... ...
  • 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... ...
  • 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... ...
  • Mass Mobility Requires Fare-Free Future

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 23, 2020
    As I planned my travel to attend MobilityTalks in Washingdon, DC, yesterday I considered my options: Drive to the Metro and park my car there - I am not su... ...
  • 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... ...
  • 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. ... ...
  • Blame Trump or Uber

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 15, 2020
    There is a temptation to blame U.S. President Donald J. Trump for everything that is right or for everything that is wrong in the world today. Either that ... ...
  • Las Vegas: Strung Out on Uber

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 08, 2020
    Three transportation-related events occurred in the first week of January 2020, coincident with the opening of the CES 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center... ...
  • 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... ...
  • 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... ...
  • Car Companies Failing @ Mobility

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 19, 2019
    As 2019 comes to a close, ShareNow (formerly know in the U.S. and elsewhere as Car2Go) announced its plans to exit the North American (and other) markets. The l... ...

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