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  • Hayden AI: The Future of Law Enforcement

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 10, 2019
    By now, we are all familiar with license plate readers being used by public authorities for everything from toll payment to camera-equipped patrol cars tracking... ...
  • OnStar Rolls Back Free Trials

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 08, 2019
    The GM Authority newsletter reports that General Motors has “drastically” reduced the complimentary trial period of all OnStar services to a single ... ...
  • EC Hits the Brakes on V2V

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 04, 2019
    In the midst of a turbulent post-election session the European Commission voted today to reject proposed technical legislation seeking to set Wi-Fi-based commun... ...
  • Grote wird zu Winterkorn

    by Roger Lanctot | Jun 28, 2019
    681 articles   Five years ago at the CeBIT Fair in Hannover, Germany, then Volkswagen Chairman of the Board Martin Winterkorn warned his listener... ...
  • EV Ownership: Not all Unicorns and Rainbows

    by Edward Sanchez | Jun 11, 2019
    Two weeks into owning a Tesla Model 3 The day I have awaited literally for the better part of a decade for finally happened just over a week ago when I took del... ...
  • EU & V2X: Misguided Minister

    by Roger Lanctot | May 08, 2019
    The determined pursuit of "talking car" technology has introduced a phenomenon unique to the automotive industry. It is a malady that touches a wide range of ... ...
  • Uber's Weakness; Tesla's Strength

    by Roger Lanctot | May 02, 2019
    Uber knows very little about the cars and drivers on its network. The company has even fought legal battles to avoid doing background checks on those dri... ...
  • Tesla: The Day the Auto Industry Stood Still

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 24, 2019
    Tesla Motors held an investor event at its Palo Alto headquarters yesterday. CEO Elon Musk and a series of Tesla executives announced a new in-house deve... ...
  • EU Must Embrace V2V Neutrality

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 17, 2019
    The European Union is on the cusp of making its greatest connected car blunder since the adoption of the eCall mandate which went into effect one year ago this ... ...
  • Nio's Nomi Makes Innovation Statement

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 01, 2019
    When NextEV U.S. CEO Padmasree Warrior spoke at AutomobilityLA more than two years ago she was one of only two female CEOs of car companies in the world. N... ...
  • Future Networked Car: V2V Veers into Crazytown

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 08, 2019
    Car makers, tech companies and wireless carriers are on a path to introduce inter-vehicle communications capable of providing additional data to help prevent ... ...
  • Polestar 2: Radio Shock

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 08, 2019
    The electrified Polestar 2 was the belle of the ball at the Geneva International Motor Show this past week. This Tesla Motors Model 3 killer won’t ar... ...
  • GM: Cruise vs. Super Cruise

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 07, 2019
    It’s painful and expensive testing fully-automated vehicles with safety drivers and engineers in the front seat. Just ask General Motors. In yesterda... ...
  • TomTom: Privacy Please

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 06, 2019
    TomTom's earnings call at 9 a.m. this morning should be an attention grabber coming, as it does, on the heels of selling off its telematics division for €9... ...
  • No Radio, Android

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 28, 2019
    There was a CES 2019 interview in The Verge (theverge.com) last week of Patrick Brady, described as Head of Android Auto for Google, in which more than 6,000 wo... ...
  • Jeephack Repercusions

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 28, 2019
    Automotive cybersecurity is an intractable nightmare with significant though inchoate implications for consumers and existential exposure for auto makers. ... ...
  • CES 2019: Stormy Weather for IBM

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 22, 2019
    Ginni Rometty, chairman, president and CEO of IBM was kind enough to take on the task of an hour-long keynote at CES 2019 in Las Vegas last week. She used ... ...
  • ICAV Tel Aviv: Forgetting David

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 22, 2019
    A funny question was asked at an automated vehicle tech conference last week. But, first, some context. The biggest news in Israel last week was Mobileye&r... ...
  • Connected Car 2019: Infinite FOMO

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 14, 2019
    Google, Apple and Tesla Motors introduced the automotive industry to FOMO – the fear of missing out – more than six years with their public and pr... ...
  • CES 2019: V2Vegas - A Talking Cars Turning Point

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 07, 2019
    The often pedantic debate over how cars will directly communicate with other cars and infrastructure will culminate suitably at CES 2019 with multiple C-V2X ann... ...