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  • The Future of Connected Car Advertising

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 30, 2020
    “Ads definitely work, but we can’t tell you how or why or give you any evidence,” – Tim Hwang, research fellow, Georgetown Center f... ...
  • GM's Wrong Way Insurance Plan

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 24, 2020
    Word arrived last week that General Motors was returning to the car insurance business, after a decade-long sojourn post-bankruptcy, in the form of a tie up wit... ...
  • Time to Listen to GM's Mark Reuss

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 16, 2020
    General Motors President Mark Reuss told Reuters last week that he is worried about the COVID-19 pandemic currently running rampant in the U.S. and globally.&nb... ...
  • GM in the Eye of SPAC Hurricane

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 02, 2020
    The news arrived a couple weeks ago of a pilot project whereby six U.S. state-level departments of transportation (DOTs) would leverage anonymized vehicle data ... ...
  • What the Hell is C-V2X? Should I Care?

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 27, 2020
    Automotive innovations have the greatest impact when they create what can only be described as magical experiences. The most magical experience of all is the ca... ...
  • Waze Wins with Traffic Porn

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 28, 2020
    There are two killer apps in the connected car: Traffic and First Notice of Loss. Accurate traffic predictions are essential to routing. First no... ...
  • Google Tackles Quarantine Quandary

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 28, 2020
    O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! -- Robert Burns, "To a louse" I live in a COVID-19 ghetto. Due to the recent blunder I ... ...
  • V2X Overcoming Barriers to Adoption

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 24, 2020
    Vehicle-to-everything communications will save lives and improve vehicular transportation, but not before multiple barriers to adoption are overcome.  This... ...
  • The Car Data Monetization Muddle

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 22, 2020
    Four years ago, this month, McKinsey published a report - "Monetizing Car Data" - which continues to simultaneously haunt and mock the automotive industry. The ... ...
  • GM's Nikola Shell Game

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 09, 2020
    At an industry event last year in Japan a senior General Motors executive in charge of electrification took the stage and commenced his talk by putting a pictur... ...
  • C-V2X and Swarm Intelligence

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 07, 2020
    We tend to think of driving as an individualistic and escapist pursuit. Whether it’s a trip to the grocery for a gallon of milk or a roadtrip to vi... ...
  • Ericsson: The Cloud Changes Connected Cars

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 07, 2020
    Rare is the auto maker today that views connectivity as an option when designing a car. Connectivity is essential even if it is not yet universally availab... ...
  • Polestar 2 First Drive – A Socially Distant Test of the Electric Performance Car from the Geely/Volvo Group

    by Angelos Lakrintis | Sep 01, 2020
    Polestar, a sports car joint venture between Volvo Car Group and its parent company Geely, hosted a test drive event at Farnborough airport in the UK and Strate... ...
  • Google Coming to Your Car

    by Roger Lanctot | Jun 07, 2020
    Casual observers of the automobile industry are quick to compare connected cars to "smartphones on wheels." It's a simple way of looking at things that makes so... ...
  • Tesla: Driving on the Edge

    by Roger Lanctot | Jun 01, 2020
    It's happened again. Yesterday, on a highway in Taiwan, a Tesla Model 3 plowed into the trailer of an overturned truck. Accounts of the event suggest the vehicl... ...
  • 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... ...
  • COVID-19: How's Your Business?

    by Roger Lanctot | May 06, 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has been a gut-wrenching experience for millions of people around the world - and heart-wrenching as well - and it's not over. Yet even ... ...
  • 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 for... ...
  • COVID-19: Cars as an Essential Service

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 21, 2020
    The Automotive News reported Friday that updated guidance from the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Iinfrastructure Security Agency had ident... ...
  • COVID-19: Charting a Course to Recovery

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 16, 2020
    Maps have become a critical focal point for educating the public regarding the spread of COVID-19 across the world. The next stage in this global crisis will b... ...

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