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  • How Car Companies Can Combat Covid-19

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 18, 2020
    The automotive industry has felt the full brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic with factory and dealership shutdowns, personal protective equipment and ventilator man... ...
  • Stopping GM's Mobility Madness

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 11, 2020
    Four and a half years ago General Motors sank $500M into ride hailing service provider Lyft. At the time, the investment looked like a hedge against the su... ...
  • Uber: D-Day for Dara… and John

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 18, 2020
    My wife and I disagree. My wife thinks Uber provides a valuable and often inexpensive alternative to taxis – plain and simple. I see something m... ...
  • Uber: Dara's Distracted Driving

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 12, 2020
    Uber has taken a highly profitable business and turned it into a very unprofitable and dangerous one with the help of the pandemic. With guile, innovation,... ...
  • Super-Outraged over Uber's Data Sharing

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 21, 2020
    Reuters reports that Uber has quietly launched a service to give public health officials quick access to data on drivers and riders presumed to have come into c... ...
  • Cars and COVID-19 Uncertainty

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 21, 2020
    A funny thing happens when you let car makers make cars and car dealers sell cars - people start buying cars. With the U.S. economy at least partially re-openin... ...
  • Lyft's Partition Proposition #Fail

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 20, 2020
    In his account of former Uber founder, Travis Kalanick's, rise and demise, "Super Pumped," New York Times correspondent Mike Isaac recounts the impact of the ar... ...
  • TFL: Regulations Gone Wrong

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 16, 2020
    The only thing worse than no regulation at all is a regulatory regime run amok. At no time is this clearer than in the midst of a pandemic when lives and l... ...
  • 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... ...

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