Automotive Blogs



  • 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... ...
  • Government Action Critical In Driving Fuel Economy And Lower Emissions

    by Kevin Mak | Mar 17, 2016
    On March 16th at the House of Lords in London, the Windsor Energy Group hosted an expert discussion on the factors driving demand in electrified powertrains. &n... ...
  • 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... ...
  • Waze Stealing the Keys to Your City

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 19, 2016
    Waze’s Connected Citizens program continues to get a lot of positive attention for its partnerships with cities and states around the world. The program ... ...
  • Might Apple Acquire BMW?

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 28, 2016
    With hundreds of billions of dollars overseas and ridiculous profits domestically it is safe to say that Apple can have its way with whatever industry, market o... ...
  • Recent Crash Highlights Problems with UX of Self-Driving Car

    by Derek Viita | Jan 25, 2016
    Last week, a Nissan Leaf outfitted as a test vehicle for an autonomous driving startup called Cruise Automation crashed into a parked car in San Francisco. ... ...
  • Faraday Makes the Case for the Google Car

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 06, 2016
    The U.S. government may not come to take our guns, but it might come to take our cars.  That was the thought coursing through my mind the morning after th... ...
  • New Vision for Traffic Cameras in 2016

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 03, 2016
    A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a traffic camera video may be worth millions. TrafficLand is poised to transform forever the use of traffic camera... ...