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  • 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... ...
  • Chip Shortage, COVID-19 Unmask Transit Gaps

    by Roger Lanctot | May 03, 2021
    I haven’t traveled a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic, but I have flown a few times around the U.S. As a former frequent flyer I pride myself on anti... ...
  • Uber: A Clear and Present Danger

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 17, 2021
    There’s a basic measure of what constitutes a good job. Would you recommend that job to a friend or family member? Five years ago, in the earlier m... ...
  • Waze CEO Skewers Silicon Valley

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 17, 2021
    In his parting screed describing his seven years under the wing of Google, post its $966M acquisition of Waze, former CEO Noam Bardin takes the company and his ... ...
  • Volvo Confronts Coming Customer Care Crisis

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 12, 2021
    Ever since the rise of Tesla Motors’ CEO, Elon Musk, and his direct business model and direct way of communicating, competing car makers have struggled to... ...
  • The Problem with Partitions

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 24, 2021
    For taxi and ride hailing operators to thrive in our post-pandemic world will require the widespread adoption of in-vehicle partitions.  The problem lies i... ...
  • Uber Earnings: What Might Have Been

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 12, 2021
    “I do think that I'm worried about one thing going into the second half of the year is, are we going to have enough drivers to meet the demand that we're ... ...
  • Uber & Lyft: Outside the Bubble

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 09, 2021
    Lyft will report its latest quarterly results after the close of markets today. Uber will report Wednesday. Uber is expected to report a 12% decline i... ...
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Chaos

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 25, 2021
    Florida is cracking down on vaccine tourism. Connecticut is struggling with online scheduling of senior citizen vaccinations. Dollar General, Aldi, an... ...
  • How Airshield Can Save Transportation

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 25, 2021
    The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated public transportation of every variety from buses and taxis to airplanes and trains. The combination of remote work and evo... ...
  • Playing Pandemic Roulette in Cars

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 20, 2021
    A study published in ScienceAdvances has shown computer simulations of the movement of virus-laden airborne droplets in cars. The objective of the study appears... ...
  • 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 ... ...
  • Uber v. Alto: L.A. Ride Hail Street Fight

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 12, 2021
    Uber, Lyft, Postmates, Instacart and Doordash were successful in their nearly $200M effort to pass California’s Proposition 22 in November – to allo... ...
  • 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... ...
  • No iCar for Me, Thank You

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 22, 2020
    It’s been a couple years since the auto industry was abuzz with rumors of Apple’s plans to make a car – a 2015-2018 buzz. Now that rumor ... ...
  • Dara Seeks Jab Priority for Uber Drivers

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 14, 2020
    Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has put the word out to individual states in the U.S. seeking prioritization for Uber drivers, who he characterizes appropriately a... ...
  • Mobility Lives! Car Sharing Shines!

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 14, 2020
    At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic back in the spring of 2020, the outlook for mobility services suddenly turned bleak. Micromobility operators shut down com... ...
  • Amazon, Tesla, Uber aaaaand DoorDash

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 07, 2020
    As the death toll in the U.S. from COVID-19 approaches 300,000 I am impressed by the resilience of pandemic doubters and deniers. I’m talking about t... ...

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