Automotive Blogs



  • 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 ... ...
  • Driver Monitoring Systems – An Update

    by Kevin Mak | Oct 26, 2016
    Strategy Analytics has spoken to Jungo Connectivity, a recent spin-off from Cisco Systems based in Netanya, Israel, which is going to change its business strate... ...
  • Wireless Charging Plug-In Vehicles: Interoperability, Not First-To-Market, Determines Early Deployments

    by Kevin Mak | Oct 25, 2016
    On October 11th, 2016, Qualcomm announced that the refreshed 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan plug-in hybrid, the S550e, will be offered with a wireless chargin... ...
  • 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... ...
  • Self-Driving Track Days Event

    by Angelos Lakrintis | Sep 23, 2016
    On Friday the 16th of September Strategy Analytics was invited to attend the first Self-Driving Track Day event. The organiser was Sense Media and it was hosted... ...
  • 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... ...
  • Singapore Emerges as Autonomous Vehicles Test Bed

    by Angelos Lakrintis | Aug 15, 2016
    Singapore Open for Self-Driving Car Testing During this year we have seen major activities in Asia in the area of autonomous vehicles. These have ranged from dr... ...
  • 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... ...
  • Heavy Trucks – Tesla Part Two

    by Kevin Mak | Jul 27, 2016
    It has been ten years since Tesla boss Elon Musk drafted his Master Plan for the start-up auto maker.  With the rare success in making EVs look cool and bu... ...
  • 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... ...