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  • 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... ...
  • TRB: Not so Intelligent Transportation Systems

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 16, 2020
    Beverly Owen, who played Marilyn in '60's-era "The Munsters" sit-com, passed away last year at 81. She only appeared in 13 episodes of the quirky program based ... ...
  • Disinformation from Deloitte

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 09, 2020
    Deloitte published its “2020 Global Automotive Consumer Study” on the eve of the 2020 CES in Las Vegas concluding that 58% of U.S. respondents were ... ...
  • CES 2020: Dashboard Distraction Dilemma

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 03, 2020
    Tesla Motors did it again. In September of 2019 Tesla launched its “Software Version 10.0,” a software update targeted primarily at in-vehicl... ...
  • 2020: The Year of Live In-Car Remote Assistance

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 01, 2020
    After years of travel and computing remotely while on the road I have found that there are two magical experiences for the business traveler. One of those ... ...
  • The Driver as Weakest Cyber Link

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 23, 2019
    Upstream Security published its annual Global Automotive Cybersecurity Report 2020 last week highlighting the near doubling of publicly reported incidents docum... ...
  • Mustang Mach-E! -> F-150-E?

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 19, 2019
    Ford Motor Company detonated an epochal explosive in the form of an electrified Mustang SUV on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show last night. The move ma... ...
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E: Heresy, or Needed Evolution?

    by Edward Sanchez | Nov 18, 2019
    The reveal of the anticipated Ford Mustang Mach-E was somewhat spoiled by an unplanned leak of photos and specs approximately a week prior to its official revea... ...
  • TU-Auto Europe: Google Gaining Ground

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 05, 2019
    Google’s Head of Android Auto Partnerships, Jens Bussman, joined me on stage last week in Munich at TU-Auto Europe to discuss Google’s progress and ... ...
  • Enterprise Ireland: Volkswagen Drops Car Connectivity Bombshell

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 29, 2019
    A senior executive from Volkswagen North America kicked off Enterprise Ireland’s first annual “CASE: Driving the Future” mobility symposium la... ...
  • Auto Architecture: The Need for Speed

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 07, 2019
    Automotive makers and their suppliers are jacking up the processing power being introduced to cars along with higher speed wireless external connections. T... ...
  • Connected Cars: Forget about 5G

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 18, 2019
    There is a vast amount of hubbub in the automotive industry regarding the onset of 5G technology. Industry excitement is manifest in the 5G Automotive Asso... ...
  • Let's Pass the Hot Car Act of 2019

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 18, 2019
    It's happened again. The 42nd fatality of 2019 in the U.S. from a child being left behind in a hot car has occurred - this time, in New Mexico. While horrific a... ...
  • Ford Prioritizes Safety; Revolutionizes Connectivity

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 11, 2019
    Ford Motor Company’s debt may have been downgraded to junk this week, but the company’s savvy strategy for vehicle safety and connectivity has had a... ...
  • GM's Dashboard Surrender

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 11, 2019
    There was a time when General Motors’ OnStar offering was readily and clearly understood by consumers for the fact that it did one thing incredibly well:&... ...
  • Radio: Relevant, Unifying, Intimate, Vulnerable

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 28, 2019
    It was hard to escape the notion while attending RadiodaysAsia2019 this week that the world is experiencing what can only be called “peak radio.”&nb... ...

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