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  • GM's Billion Dollar Distraction

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 13, 2017
    The Automotive News informs us that General Motors' Cruise Automation division claims to have created the first true self-driving car. Okay, well, not exactly... ...
  • Software Is Eating the Auto Industry

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 25, 2017
    There is something about an automobile that simultaneously inspires romance, anger and frustration. We fall in love with an MG or an Aston Martin or a Porsche ... ...
  • Eclipse 2017: Drive All Night

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 23, 2017
    The reports are coming in now that Apple is working on self-driving car technology in support of developing shuttle buses - not unlike the dozen or so other co... ...
  • Fix Lauren: No War on Cars

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 18, 2017
    We have gotten to the point with automotive safety where we are happy to hear that ONLY 18,000 people died on the nation’s highways in the first six mont... ...
  • USB 3.2 – Wired Device Connectivity Standby Just Keeps Getting Better

    by Edward Sanchez | Jul 28, 2017
    There have been dozens of technical standards that have come and gone over the years, superseded by better, faster, more reliable and more sophisticated technol... ...
  • HDBaseT – More Data, Less Wires

    by Edward Sanchez | Jul 27, 2017
    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that today’s cars are more technically complex than ever, and the future trajectory is decisively in t... ...
  • Connected Car as Data Access Battleground

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 24, 2017
    The big news over the weekend was accusations flying in Europe over German car company anti-competitive collusion. While it’s true that European com... ...
  • Automotive Connectivity – Will Wi-Fi Muscle Out Bluetooth & USB, or Can They All Get Along?

    by Edward Sanchez | Jul 20, 2017
    Not all technologies portrayed in sci-fi movies play out exactly as expected. We still don’t have flying cars that fold up into briefcases, as portrayed ... ...
  • GM vs. Jim: Super Cruise Rewrites "Roadhouse Blues"

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 03, 2017
    Jim Morrison’s stentorian incantation at the start of “Roadhouse Blues” helps that tune stand as one of the great rock anthems of the ‘... ...
  • DSRC: The Road to Ridiculous

    by Roger Lanctot | Jun 29, 2017
    Stupid has a home and that home is in Macomb County, Michigan. It is here, we learn from The Detroit News, that General Motors Co. has decided to test the use ... ...
  • Nvidia Handles Data, Senate with Care

    by Roger Lanctot | Jun 29, 2017
    When speaking before the U.S. Senate or Congress one has to choose one’s words carefully. The temptation, when one is speaking before legislators an... ...
  • Movin' On: Transportation Trascendence

    by Roger Lanctot | May 30, 2017
    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... ...
  • Ten Tips for Automotive Startup Success

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 25, 2017
    Getting started in the automotive industry is a bitch. Any time I come across yet another automotive startup looking for a toehold in the automotive marke... ...
  • Onerous Car Ownership?

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 25, 2017
    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... ...
  • Der Bundestag Lays an Egg

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 14, 2017
    Normally if you are trying to solve a knotty problem in the automotive industry the best place to look for help with challenges philosophical or physical is Ge... ...
  • Valuation Consternation in Detroit

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 14, 2017
    These are trying times for car companies. Auto execs are left to watch speechless as the valuations of marginally profitable or completely unprofitable or... ...
  • Lessons Learned on Two Lanes in Texas

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 06, 2017
    Some of the most terrifying highways in the world are sinuous and hilly rural two-lane roads with relatively high speed limits. Such were the circumstances in r... ...
  • The Fate of Autonomous

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 28, 2017
    In two weeks the latest installment in the "Fast and Furious" franchise will debut bringing the concept of remote control of cars into the mainstream. Suffice ... ...
  • Tesla's Cat in the Bag

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 17, 2017
    Some day soon, maybe this year or next, Tesla Motors is going to let the cat out of the bag that its cars are not only connected but are also subject to remote... ...
  • Mobileye's Revenge

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 14, 2017
    Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has famously dismissed hydrogen fuel ("fool") cells and LiDAR and even parted company with Mobileye over automated driving strategy. ... ...