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  • 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... ...
  • Mobility Gets COVID-19 Reset

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 10, 2020
    Four mobility service operator CEOs, an industry expert, and a moderator from The Information conducted a fascinating discussion this week regarding the current... ...
  • COVID-19: The Future Foretold in Phoenix

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 09, 2020
    “We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our famil... ...
  • 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... ...

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