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  • IAA Mobility: The Un-Car Show

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 13, 2021
    IAA Mobility held in Munich last week was the first post-pandemic international auto show to take place outside of China. The organizers positioned automot... ...
  • MK Connect: The future of public transport or just a temporary measure in a pandemic?

    by Kevin Mak | Aug 02, 2021
    With the increase government spending related to the pandemic crisis, many local governments have had to cut public transport (mass transit) provision to both b... ...
  • Pretty Faces @ Uber & Facebook

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 02, 2021
    “Scott Galloway, a professor of marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business, compares the Uber chief to Sheryl Sandberg, ‘the ... ...
  • Mobileye's Uncut Gem

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 02, 2021
    Last week, Mobileye released a 40-minute long unedited video of the company’s camera-only Supervision automated driving system in action on the chaotic ... ...
  • Amazon: Close is Not Enough in Mapping

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 02, 2021
    A report in The Information highlights multiple circumstances where Amazon trucks are getting stuck on dead end streets after being misled by navigation maps pr... ...
  • COVID Recovery Revalues Vision Data

    by Roger Lanctot | Jun 24, 2021
    As the U.S. and global economies emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns the enduring impact on transportation is still unfolding. Ride hail drivers are returning.&... ...
  • CTA Proclaims Return of CES to Vegas in 2022

    by Roger Lanctot | May 03, 2021
    The Consumer Technology Association announced yesterday the return of the Consumer Electronics Show – CES – to its home at the Las Vegas Conventio... ...
  • Chip Shortage, COVID-19 Unmask Transit Gaps

    by Roger Lanctot | May 03, 2021
    I haven’t traveled a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic, but I have flown a few times around the U.S. As a former frequent flyer I pride myself on anti... ...
  • Uber: A Clear and Present Danger

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 17, 2021
    There’s a basic measure of what constitutes a good job. Would you recommend that job to a friend or family member? Five years ago, in the earlier m... ...
  • Waze CEO Skewers Silicon Valley

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 17, 2021
    In his parting screed describing his seven years under the wing of Google, post its $966M acquisition of Waze, former CEO Noam Bardin takes the company and his ... ...
  • Volvo Confronts Coming Customer Care Crisis

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 12, 2021
    Ever since the rise of Tesla Motors’ CEO, Elon Musk, and his direct business model and direct way of communicating, competing car makers have struggled to... ...
  • The Problem with Partitions

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 24, 2021
    For taxi and ride hailing operators to thrive in our post-pandemic world will require the widespread adoption of in-vehicle partitions.  The problem lies i... ...
  • Uber Earnings: What Might Have Been

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 12, 2021
    “I do think that I'm worried about one thing going into the second half of the year is, are we going to have enough drivers to meet the demand that we're ... ...
  • Uber & Lyft: Outside the Bubble

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 09, 2021
    Lyft will report its latest quarterly results after the close of markets today. Uber will report Wednesday. Uber is expected to report a 12% decline i... ...
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Chaos

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 25, 2021
    Florida is cracking down on vaccine tourism. Connecticut is struggling with online scheduling of senior citizen vaccinations. Dollar General, Aldi, an... ...
  • How Airshield Can Save Transportation

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 25, 2021
    The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated public transportation of every variety from buses and taxis to airplanes and trains. The combination of remote work and evo... ...
  • Playing Pandemic Roulette in Cars

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 20, 2021
    A study published in ScienceAdvances has shown computer simulations of the movement of virus-laden airborne droplets in cars. The objective of the study appears... ...
  • CES 2021: GM's Zero Vision

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 20, 2021
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra kicked off the annual Consumer Electronics Show this week touting GM’s virtual “Exhibit Zero” to describe the ... ...
  • Uber v. Alto: L.A. Ride Hail Street Fight

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 12, 2021
    Uber, Lyft, Postmates, Instacart and Doordash were successful in their nearly $200M effort to pass California’s Proposition 22 in November – to allo... ...
  • Car Wars 2021

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 08, 2021
    A strange narrative took hold in the U.S. at the end of 2020 that vehicle sales were in decline, that cars weren’t selling. The reality is something ... ...

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