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  • 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... ...
  • London Taxis: Rancor in the Ranks

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 18, 2019
    Taxi drivers across the world feel embattled – hemmed in physically by worsening traffic and financially by ride-hailing services. In London, there i... ...
  • Car Sharing Prophets and Losses

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 11, 2019
    Industry analysts are fond of painting terrifying pictures of catastrophic market changes resulting from disruptive technologies or business models. Nowher... ...
  • Ford Seeks Own Path to Car Sharing, IoT

    by James Messeder | Feb 08, 2019
    It’s hard to be a thought leader around the future of transportation when the entire market seems to be moving in one of three directions simultaneously: ... ...
  • Automobility: The Bot in a Box Boom

    by James Messeder | Feb 08, 2019
    The Automobility event, which starts today ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show, will be remembered for introducing the bot in a box. While Ford Motor Compan... ...
  • BMW: From DriveOwn to DriveNow

    by James Messeder | Feb 08, 2019
    Every conference has a presentation that seizes the moment in a series of slides that slices to the heart of whatever industry transformation is afoot. Suc... ...
  • Uber: We Don't Know What We Don't Know

    by James Messeder | Feb 08, 2019
    Two pictures (above) tell a story. In one eight-year-old picture a Toyota Prius without a driver delivers a pizza in San Francisco. In a separate picture, a pe... ...
  • Uber Nicht Über Alles

    by James Messeder | Feb 08, 2019
    Lost in the swirl of negative publicity around Uber offering rides during last week’s taxi strike in New York City (held in protest of the Trump Administr... ...
  • Onerous Car Ownership?

    by James Messeder | Feb 08, 2019
    As the automotive industry faces and embraces its future in car sharing and a broad range of other ad hoc car usage scenarios and, ultimately, autonomous drivin... ...
  • Movin' On: Transportation Trascendence

    by James Messeder | Feb 08, 2019
    I get in my car every day and I ask myself: Really? Is this the best we can do? Is this as good as it gets? There’s got to be a better way.... ...
  • Uber's Winter of Discontent Turns Fatal

    by James Messeder | Feb 08, 2019
    A week ago, New York City livery driver Douglas Schifter committed suicide in front of City Hall in New York after posting a 1,700-word note on Facebook regardi... ...
  • Uber's Monkey in the Wrench

    by James Messeder | Feb 08, 2019
    The news of a pedestrian fatality in Tempe, Ariz., resulting from the operation of an Uber autonomous vehicle has set off alarm bells throughout the AV developm... ...
  • The Good, the Bad ... and Tesla, and Uber

    by James Messeder | Feb 08, 2019
    In "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" circa 1971, Gene Wilder plays a vaguely misanthropic Willy Wonka who leads the young winners of his golden wrapper co... ...
  • Are We Over Uber? Bring on the Taxibots

    by James Messeder | Feb 08, 2019
    From sexual harassment, to surveilling regulators, to Uber drivers and taxi drivers committing suicide (because they can't make a living) the pervasive creepine... ...
  • Ford in DC: Refining Autonomous

    by James Messeder | Feb 08, 2019
    When cities put on a press event to announce they are welcoming a company to town to test autonomous vehicles within the city limits the news is greeted with po... ...
  • Bounce: Driver Compensation Innovation

    by James Messeder | Feb 08, 2019
    There’s a new kid on the rideshare block, Bounce, which is rewriting the rules of driver compensation. In fact, the company’s compensation inno... ...
  • CES 2019: Robotaxis vs. Micro Transit

    by James Messeder | Feb 08, 2019
    Attendees of CES 2019 arriving at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport next week will have four options for getting to their hotels:  a shuttle offerin... ...
  • McKinsey Mangles Micromobility

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 08, 2019
    Micromobility – characterized by shared bicycles, scooters and other wheeled devices - was all the rage in 2018 and that enthusiasm has carried over into ... ...
  • GM: Cruise vs. Super Cruise

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 07, 2019
    It’s painful and expensive testing fully-automated vehicles with safety drivers and engineers in the front seat. Just ask General Motors. In yesterda... ...