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  • 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... ...
  • Time for a Car Radio Mandate

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 16, 2020
    Where do you listen to the radio? We know you're listening to the radio because radio has the greatest reach of any media. So where are you listening? Accordi... ...
  • The Gift of COVID-19

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 20, 2020
    The arrival of COVID-19 is the cure for all that has ailed the world for the past few years. Hundreds of thousands have been infected. Thousands hav... ...
  • Technology Tyranny and the End of Radio

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 05, 2020
    As technology consumers we make tradeoffs. We let Google peer into our online activity and email communications and we even accept annoying advertisements tied ... ...
  • MWC 2020: Huawei Sends Unmistakable Message

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 18, 2020
    A funny thing happened on the way to Barcelona for the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) event scheduled for this week. The event organizer - the GSMA &nd... ...
  • To MWC or NOT to MWC

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 07, 2020
    The announcement of Ericsson's decision to bypass the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona this year due to the onset of the novel coronavirus set off alarm... ...
  • Apple Ain't Buyin' TomTom

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 06, 2020
    Now that Apple’s new navigation maps are out it appears that the years-old rumors of an inevitable acquisition of TomTom by Apple can finally be laid to r... ...
  • Privacy is Different in Cars

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 28, 2020
    The New Yorks Times' "The Privacy Project" highlights all that is terrifying about our surveillance economy. We blithely throw away our privacy for the privileg... ...
  • Munic: Vive le OBDII!

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 28, 2020
    For years, my friends in the OBDII business have been telling me that business is very good. I want to believe them and I want to support them, but I am looki... ...

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