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  • Stop the Dashboard Insanity

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 22, 2016
    Speaking as part of the digital track at this week's NAB confab, John Ellis proclaimed the demise of the dashboard radio in the coming world of automated vehicl... ...
  • Infotainment and Telematics Supplier Market Shares 2015 - All the changes in mid table

    by Richard Robinson | Apr 21, 2016
    The Automotive Infotainment & Telematics 2015 tier one supplier revenue market shares are out and while there is not much movement at the very top of the ta... ...
  • INRIX's Moment of Truth

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 20, 2016
    “Truth is a pathless land.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti Car companies and their suppliers are increasingly seeking to deliver a contextualized experi... ...
  • GM's Takes Step to Close Car Safety Gap

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 17, 2016
    After being flayed in absentia at a mid-week media event in Washington, DC, for shipping “zero-star cars,” General Motors responded the following da... ...
  • Huawei HAS 2016: Cloudification of the Car

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 14, 2016
    Sometimes you just feel old.  Someone uses an expression that sounds unfamiliar or odd to you and you suddenly discover you are the odd one out.  That... ...
  • NHTSA: Driverless, Directionless in DC

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 10, 2016
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) held a public hearing in Washington on self-driving cars last week.  As reported by the Verge,&n... ...
  • Nvidia GTC: Paradise by the Dashcam

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 06, 2016
    Maximum hype is achieved in a market at the point at which the delta between market expectations for a new technology’s potential is at its greatest remov... ...
  • Car Companies Confront Data Sharing

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 04, 2016
    Senior OnStar executives have long intoned at industry events that the customer owns his or her data.  The only problem is that the customer is only allowe... ...
  • Auto Dealers Need a Recall Tune-up

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 03, 2016
    Speaking at NADA in Las Vegas this weekend, incoming National Automobile Dealer Association Chairman Jeff Carlson cautioned against legislation to require deal... ...
  • Some Things Car Dealers Can't Fix

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 28, 2016
    Thanks go to Tom Taylor this week for highlighting the impact of politics on advertising on radio and television and the role of car dealers.  Taylor descr... ...
  • OBDII: The Problem & the Solution

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 28, 2016
    Law enforcement officers, emergency responders and commercial fleet operators cannot afford to operate vehicles without the assurance of security.  A polic... ...
  • What the FBI is Saying about Connected Cars

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 21, 2016
    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, put out a written public service announcement (PSA) l... ...
  • U.S. Recall Stats for 2015 Tell a Chilling Tale

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 20, 2016
    The global automotive recall crisis is bad and getting worse. It’s bad enough that car companies are resorting to desperate measures to locate cars with o... ...
  • Data Collection Dilemma Facing the Connected Car

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 10, 2016
    The Future Networked Car gathering put on by the International Telecommunications Union at the Geneva Motor Show last week highlighted the intensifying debate ... ...
  • Europe Dials into DAB/DAB+

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 10, 2016
    At the WorldDAB gathering at the Geneva Motor Show yesterday I got an eerie feeling about just how different Americans are from Europeans. After the third pres... ...
  • Is INRIX Calling the Right Signals in Seattle?

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 10, 2016
    INRIX has pulled the equivalent of throwing a Hail Mary pass with the announcement of its acquisition of automotive app integrator OpenCar.  INRIX CEO, Bri... ...
  • Strength vs Weakness for Internet Companies as Automotive Startups

    by Kevin Li | Mar 09, 2016
    2015 was an extraordinary year in China’s auto industry as many Internet companies and startups rushed in, bringing numerous surprises. Examples include C... ...
  • Sales Growth You Can Count on

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 04, 2016
    The recent plateau in smartphone sales growth has highlighted the unbroken growth trajectory being experienced and anticipated in the automotive industry. Whil... ...
  • Samsung Taking a Swing at Car Connectivity

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 21, 2016
    A little over a year ago the automotive aftermarket got a jolt when Jalopnik reported on the vulnerability of Progressive's Snapshot OBDII plug-in device. ... ...
  • Tesla's Secret Weapon

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 19, 2016
    Some CEO’s make things look easy and appear to enjoy their work. CEO’s like Richard Branson and Warren Buffet come to mind. These are guys that cle... ...