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  • Time for the ZeroDollar Car?

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 04, 2016
    Bankrate.com came out with a report last week raising questions regarding new car pricing with a city-by-city breakdown of affordability.  Bankrate's key ... ...
  • Help for First Responders on the Fourth

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 03, 2016
    It is fitting and unfortunate that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chose the Friday before the Fourth of July weekend to release figures show... ...
  • No Turning Back on Autonomous Driving

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 01, 2016
    Politicians will tell you that Fridays are reserved for announcements (defeats, resignations, indictments) intended to be ignored or lost in the end of week ne... ...
  • Driverless Policy Making

    by Roger Lanctot | Jun 06, 2016
    The Vision Zero movement, embraced by Sweden and select U.S. and foreign cities around the world, continues to elude the grasp of U.S. Department of Transporta... ...
  • How AT&T Will Turn on Car 2 Car Connectivity

    by Roger Lanctot | May 20, 2016
    Cnet reports that, starting this week, AT&T is offering "Unlimited Plan" customers the option to add connected cars or a ZTE Mobley Wi-Fi plug-in device to... ...
  • Uber Cancelled My Cancellation Fee

    by Roger Lanctot | May 18, 2016
    When fawning over the darlings of the technology industry we tend to forget that these organizations are made up of human beings working with fallible technolo... ...
  • Time to End the TomTom, Apple Game of Chicken

    by Roger Lanctot | May 09, 2016
    After its latest somewhat disappointing earnings report and TomTom's less than disappointing earnings report, the time would seem nigh for Apple to make a long... ...
  • Software at the Heart of Auto Industry's Lost Mojo

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 29, 2016
    There was a time when auto makers ruled the world of manufacturing and engineering.  That time coincided with the market share struggles between Japanese ... ...
  • 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... ...