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  • Tesla Has Auto Industry Facing the Autopilot Blues

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 07, 2015
    Tesla’s launch of autopilot on the Model S P85/P90 has the auto industry singing the blues. Few auto makers are prepared to launch similar functionality ... ...
  • The Death of Radio Traffic Reports Foretold - Prematurely

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 30, 2015
    In May of 1897, American writer and humorist Mark Twain wrote a letter explaining that an ailing cousin in Europe was stimulating press reports of his passing.&... ...
  • Auto Industry: Crossroads or Cliff

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 25, 2015
    Consumers are buying more new cars, keeping them longer, driving them less and dying more often. That is the tale of the automotive industry in the U.S. in 201... ...
  • Ford Zigs with LTE while Zagging with Wi-Fi

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 17, 2015
    Ford has announced its plans to launch its first vehicle with an optional built-in LTE connection, the 2016 Ford Escape, while simultaneously maintaining its cl... ...
  • CCE: Getting Back to Blue Button Basics

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 16, 2015
    The biggest question facing the Connected Car Expo (opening Tuesday) this week – part of the Los Angeles Auto Show – is determining precisely what ... ...
  • Where's Samsung?

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 06, 2015
    Two questions arise every year about this time in the automotive industry. Will Apple buy TomTom? Where is Samsung? Apple and TomTom appear to be content with ... ...
  • Tesla: The Donald Trump of the Auto Industry

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 28, 2015
    U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Tesla Motors have a lot in common. Both have proven to be disruptors of their respective markets while simultaneou... ...
  • A $100M Learning Experience from Brazil

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 22, 2015
    With Brazil’s automotive market in the midst of a deep swoon, the industry got one tiny bit of good news this week: the Contran 245 mandate was suspended... ...
  • Greater Security through Connectivity

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 15, 2015
    The automotive security situation is bad. How bad is it? Only 19% of industry executives surveyed by The Ponemon Institute on behalf of Rogue Wave Software and... ...
  • VW's Horn Shows Us All How to Testify before Congress

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 09, 2015
    Listening to the playback of Volkswagen North America President and CEO Michael Horn’s testimony before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on O... ...
  • No Apple, No Google, No Uber, Oh, My!

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 06, 2015
    How do you talk about the future of transportation in this day and age without talking about Apple, Google and Uber?  Attend the 22nd ITS World Congress i... ...
  • How Verizon Can Save Volkswagen ... and the Planet

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 04, 2015
    Volkswagen’s emissions test cheating woes are unfolding in a painfully slow but familiar manner as the corporation circles its legal wagons to confront l... ...
  • VW Prepares to Come out of Its Shell

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 28, 2015
    As the lawsuits and government investigations of Volkswagen unfold, the automotive industry is just beginning to comprehend the long and short-term impact of V... ...
  • Microsoft Considering Automotive Market Re-Entry

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 17, 2015
    From the here-we-go-again department comes word of Microsoft seeking a partner to bring its Cortana speech recognition platform to the automotive market.  ... ...
  • 'I Can't Believe It's Free'

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 17, 2015
    That’s what my cab driver said yesterday on the way to Charles de Gaulle Airport in reference to Waze. He couldn’t believe such a wonderful navigat... ...
  • Behavior the Biggest Barrier to Self-Driving Cars

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 16, 2015
    I am just back from Beijing, China, where the people behind the steering wheels make Boston drivers look positively passive. In fact, the driving behavior in B... ...
  • Is WeChat Ready for Its Automotive Closeup?

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 14, 2015
    A year ago in China the conventional wisdom was that social networking app WeChat was coming to car dashboards. It was only a matter of time and a process of de... ...
  • Security Storm May Bring Port Closure

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 27, 2015
    A growing population of automakers is quietly calling for the shutdown of the on-board diagnostic (OBDII) port in passenger vehicles. Car makers would prefer t... ...
  • MDOT's Not So Smart Highway

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 26, 2015
    If you are looking to see your tax dollars being frittered away in some place other than the Middle East you need look no further than Interstate 96 and 696 ou... ...
  • Overcoming the Curse of Connectivity

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 26, 2015
    How do you fill an executive position no one wants? One of my sons, an IT professional, recently told me about his boss leaving. I asked if he was a candidate ... ...