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  • COVID-19: Miami's Mobility Muddle

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 01, 2020
    We hear it every day from so-called transportation experts. The general public is going to be too terrified to ride public transportation after COVID-19. Guess ... ...
  • COVID-19: Through the Rearview Mirror

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 01, 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the business of reporting news into a funhouse mirror where reality is distorted, up is down, and hopes for improving health an... ...
  • Uber: From Pariah to Paragon

    by Roger Lanctot | Jun 19, 2020
    For years, the lords of Lyft and Uber have declaimed their intention to vanquish car ownership and displace public transportation. It really was as simpl... ...
  • COVID-19: Transit-Mobility Showdown

    by Roger Lanctot | Jun 18, 2020
    Car makers and ride hailing operators are licking their chops in anticipation as economies emerge from lockdowns and human beings return to public spaces. ... ...
  • COVID-19: The Fate of the Fearless

    by Roger Lanctot | Jun 09, 2020
    As I listened last Friday to Automotive News Publisher Jason Stein interview Scott Corwin, managing partner and "Future of Mobility" practice leader at Deloitte... ...
  • 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... ...
  • Partitions Divide Ride Hail Operators

    by Roger Lanctot | Jun 02, 2020
    It seems so obvious to me. Ride hailing companies and taxi cabs or any for-hire automobile-based transportation, should be retrofitted (if not already equi... ...
  • 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... ...
  • Bolt: Mobility's Profit Prophet

    by Roger Lanctot | May 28, 2020
    Markus Villig, the CEO of ride-hailing operator Bolt, had good news for his fellow panelists on an April mobility-focused Webcast put on by The Information. The... ...
  • COVID Uber-trage Hits Mobility

    by Roger Lanctot | May 25, 2020
    If you’re wondering what the long-term impact of Uber Technologies has been on the transportation industry you need look no further than this weekend&rsqu... ...
  • Denial Won't Save the Mobility Sector

    by Roger Lanctot | May 22, 2020
    The once-vaunted mobility sector is in the toilet. Ride hailing demand has plunged as much as 80% around the world - with the possible exception of markets in r... ...
  • COVID-19: Fear as a Factor

    by Roger Lanctot | May 13, 2020
    Whenever I feel afraid, I hold my head erect And whistle a happy tune, so no one will suspect I'm afraid -- "Anna" - Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The King and I... ...
  • 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... ...
  • How Would You Spend $9B?

    by Roger Lanctot | May 11, 2020
    Following Uber Technologies’ earnings report after the market closed Thursday there were a number of conflicting narratives. Some analysts saw weak s... ...
  • Moovit on Over, Intel; Make Way for Parking

    by Roger Lanctot | May 05, 2020
    Moovit has long been the darling of Israel's transportation-obsessed startup community. The company has frequently, and appropriately, been compared to Waze f... ...
  • COVID-19: No Excuse for Tonedeafness

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 30, 2020
    There have been multiple media reports that the aftermath of a COVID-19 infection or even its onset can rob a sufferer of the senses of taste and smell, but I h... ...
  • Uber: Gimme Shelter or a Partition

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 28, 2020
    Somehow, the entire mobility industry fresh and green and promising to transform transportation as we all know it, has ended up in the crosshairs of a global pa... ...
  • SIXT: The Power of Nimbleness during a Crisis

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 26, 2020
    German rental car and mobility powerhaus SIXT recently announced a groundbreaking feature of its mobile app for booking taxis and rental cars: the ability to bo... ...
  • The Great 2020 Mobility Rethink

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 24, 2020
    General Motors' announced shut down of the Maven car sharing service was hardly a surprise, especially coming in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. By the time... ...
  • COVID-19: Uber, Lyft, & Amazon

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 21, 2020
    COVID-19 has made April 2020 an especially cruel month, but its cruelty has been magnified by the employment practices and policies of particular technology lea... ...

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