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  • 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... ...
  • AVS2016: The Autonomous Week That Was

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 26, 2016
    Last week began with news of Germany pondering the requirement of a crash-reporting black box for autonomous vehicles and China considering a ban on testing of... ...
  • Car Theft Making a Comeback

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 17, 2016
    In the U.K., where vehicle theft has been in a steep decline for the past 20 years, the most widespread advice given by police to car owners is: keep your car ... ...
  • AVS 2016: Table Set for Tesla Tussle

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 15, 2016
    As predicted, by me, the anti-Tesla and anti-autonomous vehicle forces are gathering in the wake the recent fatal Tesla Model S crash in Florida.  The ris... ...
  • Tragic License

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 12, 2016
    We’ve seen so many of the videos now (here in the U.S. and around the world) that the evening news has morphed into a prolonged episode of “Cops&rd... ...
  • NTSB Entry Raises the Stakes of Tesla Probe

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 10, 2016
    The National Transportation Safety Board’s entry into the investigation of the first fatal crash of a Tesla Model S is a monumental turning point in the a... ...
  • Car Sharing, Ride Hailing on Collision Course

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 05, 2016
    Do car makers know what they are getting themselves into with car sharing?  Car companies are lacing up their skates and venturing out on the thin ice of ... ...