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  • 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... ...
  • Ford's City Insights Platform - Providing Data Driven Solutions for Urban Transit Problems

    by Ben Lundin | Oct 03, 2019
    On October 2nd in front of an audience of journalists, reporters and industry analysts, Ford Mobility and the city of Ann Arbor showcased some of their ong... ...
  • Alto Taps Uber's Consumer Surplus

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 20, 2019
    In a paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, four researchers using ride data provided by Uber determined that for every dollar spent by Ub... ...
  • Trailze to Jumpstart Scooter Revolution

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 31, 2019
    In his book “Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City,” Peter Norton describes the onset of motor vehicles in the first tw... ...
  • Dude, Where's My Car2Go?

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 16, 2019
    Car2Go had 75 of its vehicles stolen in a single day in Chicago earlier this year, later recovering most of the vehicles – though many had been stripped... ...
  • Could Trump Slump Give Mobility a Bump?

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 15, 2019
    Reports from Reuters last week suggested that the European Union member states "should brace for U.S. tariffs on several fronts in the coming months," based on ... ...
  • Navya: Where's the Remote?

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 12, 2019
    When a commercial truck struck a Navya autonomous shuttle in Las Vegas on November 8, 2017, it set off a torrent of headlines around the world. Now, the Nationa... ...
  • OnStar Rolls Back Free Trials

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 08, 2019
    The GM Authority newsletter reports that General Motors has “drastically” reduced the complimentary trial period of all OnStar services to a singl... ...
  • HipRide: How Big is Your Bus?

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 04, 2019
    Uri Levine, one of the founders of Waze and a serial entrepreneur who now resides on map maker HERE's board of directors, is something of a transportation visio... ...
  • Uber's Weakness; Tesla's Strength

    by Roger Lanctot | May 02, 2019
    Uber knows very little about the cars and drivers on its network. The company has even fought legal battles to avoid doing background checks on those dri... ...
  • Tesla: The Day the Auto Industry Stood Still

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 24, 2019
    Tesla Motors held an investor event at its Palo Alto headquarters yesterday. CEO Elon Musk and a series of Tesla executives announced a new in-house develo... ...
  • Which Way is Up for Uber, Lyft?

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 29, 2019
    Lyft's initial public offering today is expected to be the biggest tech offering in two years. A public offering is very much like an elevator and everyone gett... ...
  • Lyft IPO & Auto Industry Annihilation

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 25, 2019
    The good news is that Lyft’s initial public offering is over-subscribed, according to published reports. That also happens to be the bad news. Like... ...
  • Lyft IPO Paints Perilous Profitless Picture

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 08, 2019
    Lyft’s S1 filing for its IPO is a sobering read, as such documents often are, requiring, as they do, the full disclosure of current financial circumstance... ...
  • Stemming Mobility's Race to the Bottom

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 21, 2019
    Pundits and pontificators are publishing viewpoints on a utopian future of smart cities and optimized transportation options populated with new mobility solutio... ...

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