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  • Managing Map Change During COVID

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 24, 2021
    Carmera is a tiny location technology company having a giant impact. That impact has been amplified by the onset and persistence of COVID-19. Carmera&rsquo... ...
  • Elon Knows When You Crash

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 24, 2021
    It’s true. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, knows when you crash your Tesla. He just isn’t obliged, in the U.S., to do anything about it.&n... ...
  • Time to End Pileups

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 12, 2021
    Two pileups in one day - one in Forth Worth, Texas, and one in Cobb County, Georgia. Enough is enough. We're all familiar with multi-car pileup stories regardle... ...
  • Morgan Stanley's Tesla, Ford Misses

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 09, 2021
    Gamestop isn’t the only source of wild stock market gyrations. In fact, one might argue that the crazy valuations gravy train got its start at a humb... ...
  • Qualcomm Takes the Wheel

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 01, 2021
    Qualcomm took center stage in the automotive industry last week to state its intention to dominate future dashboard infotainment systems. Long known for ... ...
  • 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 ... ...
  • 2021: New Priorities for Map Makers

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 06, 2021
    A new year finds the transportation industry facing new priorities and new metrics to measure success. “Mobility” changed the focus of transpor... ...
  • Connected Car Data Fake News

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 31, 2020
    "And the lights all went out in Massachusetts" - The Bee Gees "Massachusetts" It may be no surprise that in the year of presidentially alleged voting fraud and ... ...
  • NHTSA: Unsafe at Any Speed

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 31, 2020
    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently announced that he will step down from his post on January 20th, the day President-elect Joseph Biden will be sworn in. Pai... ...
  • NSC: 2X+ Highway Fatality Boost for Xmas 2020

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 24, 2020
    Christmas 2020 is here and the forecasters of travel behavior and highway fatalities have reached into their bag and pulled out some tidings of woe – with... ...
  • Tesla's Musk Mocks Marketing

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 23, 2020
    The Automotive News had a standout year in 2020 - thriving at a time when many publishers suffered. With factories and dealerships shuttered in the spring ... ...
  • 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 ... ...

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