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  • Mindboggling Uber Hubris

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 16, 2016
    Uber was on a mighty roll throughout 2016 picking up strategic alliances with Ford Motor Company and Volvo Cars (for test vehicles) adding talent (cybersecurit... ...
  • Michigan Allows SDCs; Still Bars Tesla

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 14, 2016
    The U.S. principality of Michigan lowered its trade barriers to Silicon Valley-inspired self-driving cars with legislation allowing autonomous vehicles to be t... ...
  • #CES2017: Aftermarket to the Rescue

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 12, 2016
    Has it really been 50 years? Listening to a George Hotz Udacity podcast got me to thinking that the upcoming CES 2017 in Las Vegas will be a turning point in a... ...
  • A To-Do List for the Incoming U.S. Transportation Secretary

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 07, 2016
    Speculation is already swirling around the newly-named U.S. Transportation Secretary to be, Elaine Chow. Chow previously served as Deputy Secretary of Tra... ...
  • It's TomTom Time ... Again

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 05, 2016
    It's December and time for the annual Apple-should-buy-TomTom rant. Of course, we know Apple prefers younger, smaller companies with brighter and clearer long-... ...
  • Car Connectivity Lost

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 30, 2016
    The frustration in the room was palpable yesterday at the annual Vehicle Connectivity Workshop gathering of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). ... ...
  • Foggy 5G Forecast Comes into Focus

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 23, 2016
    My colleague and automotive safety system guru at Strategy Analytics, Ian Riches, is fond of citing Amara's Law. Named for Roy Amara (1925-2007), research, sci... ...
  • Automobility: The End of Infotainment

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 17, 2016
    Padmasree Warrior, CEO and chief development officer of NextEV USA, kicked off day two of Automobility at the Los Angeles Auto Show with a powerful perspective... ...
  • Automobility: The Bot in a Box Boom

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 15, 2016
    The Automobility event, which starts today ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show, will be remembered for introducing the bot in a box. While Ford Motor Compa... ...
  • BMW: From DriveOwn to DriveNow

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 13, 2016
    Every conference has a presentation that seizes the moment in a series of slides that slices to the heart of whatever industry transformation is afoot. Su... ...
  • Ford Seeks Own Path to Car Sharing, IoT

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 09, 2016
    It’s hard to be a thought leader around the future of transportation when the entire market seems to be moving in one of three directions simultaneously:... ...
  • The Fastest Route to V2V

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 07, 2016
    As an occasional rider of the rails in the U.K., I am charmed by the unusual station names. Unfortunately my exposure is limited for the most part to the ... ...
  • Do You Know the (Green) Wave in San Jose?

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 23, 2016
    No. A green wave isn't something you do at a New York Jets or a Michigan State Spartans game. A green wave is that thing your dad or obsessive friend or maybe Y... ...
  • Apple, Google Go Home

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 13, 2016
    For some marketers the operative mantra is go big or go home. It looks like Apple and Google are both taking a harder look at the automotive industry and h... ...
  • Tesla: After the Crash

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 23, 2016
    The funny thing about pitching new cars to the general public these days is that no one really wants to think about ever getting into a crash.  There was a... ...
  • Automated Driving Key to Obama Legacy

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 23, 2016
    President Barack Obama has a legacy deficit.  True, this ground-breaking, Nobel Prize-winning leader forged a massive economic recovery, brokered a nuclear... ...
  • GM Trumps Ford

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 23, 2016
    I strongly recommend giving a listen to John McElroy’s panel discussion podcast featuring Julia Steyn (pictured on the right, above), vice president of ur... ...
  • Alphabet vs. Radio: Traffic Info Smackdown

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 08, 2016
    Alphabet is showing signs of taking over just about every infotainment function in cars except one:  traffic information. When Alphabet, aka Google, arriv... ...
  • Car Dealers Courting Irrelevance

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 03, 2016
    Steven Szakaly, chief economist of the National Automobile Dealer Association in the U.S., spoke at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Semi... ...
  • Beware of Competitors' Praise

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 27, 2016
    In Tom Taylor's latest email blast he quotes SiriusXM CEO Jim Meyer saying that his 30M+ listeners are not making an either/or choice.  They are listening... ...

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