Automotive Blogs

  • Which Way is Up for Uber, Lyft?

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 29, 2019
    Lyft's initial public offering today is expected to be the biggest tech offering in two years. A public offering is very much like an elevator and everyone gett... ...
  • Lyft IPO & Auto Industry Annihilation

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 25, 2019
    The good news is that Lyft’s initial public offering is over-subscribed, according to published reports. That also happens to be the bad news. Like... ...
  • Self-Certification Insufficient?

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 25, 2019
    The crash of Ethiopia Air Flight 961 may have a negative impact on the development of autonomous vehicle technology. The Federal Aviation Administration ... ...
  • Future Networked Car: V2V Veers into Crazytown

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 08, 2019
    Car makers, tech companies and wireless carriers are on a path to introduce inter-vehicle communications capable of providing additional data to help prevent ... ...
  • Polestar 2: Radio Shock

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 08, 2019
    The electrified Polestar 2 was the belle of the ball at the Geneva International Motor Show this past week. This Tesla Motors Model 3 killer won’t ar... ...
  • Green Rhetoric Is Not Enough – Urgency in Electrification Is Needed Among OEMs

    by Kevin Mak | Mar 08, 2019
    This year’s Geneva Motor Show revealed a large group of around 30 new electrified models and concepts, mostly featuring battery electric and plug-in hybri... ...
  • Lyft IPO Paints Perilous Profitless Picture

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 08, 2019
    Lyft’s S1 filing for its IPO is a sobering read, as such documents often are, requiring, as they do, the full disclosure of current financial circumstance... ...
  • No Cord Cutting of Autonomous Cars

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 22, 2019
    The automotive industry is a world of contradictions. Nowhere is this more evident than in the realm of connected cars. Car makers remain utterly conf... ...
  • Stemming Mobility's Race to the Bottom

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 21, 2019
    Pundits and pontificators are publishing viewpoints on a utopian future of smart cities and optimized transportation options populated with new mobility solutio... ...
  • London Taxis: Rancor in the Ranks

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 18, 2019
    Taxi drivers across the world feel embattled – hemmed in physically by worsening traffic and financially by ride-hailing services. In London, there i... ...
  • Car Sharing Prophets and Losses

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 11, 2019
    Industry analysts are fond of painting terrifying pictures of catastrophic market changes resulting from disruptive technologies or business models. Nowher... ...
  • Ford Seeks Own Path to Car Sharing, IoT

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 08, 2019
    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: ... ...
  • Automobility: The Bot in a Box Boom

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 08, 2019
    The Automobility event, which starts today ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show, will be remembered for introducing the bot in a box. While Ford Motor Compan... ...
  • BMW: From DriveOwn to DriveNow

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 08, 2019
    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. Suc... ...
  • Uber: We Don't Know What We Don't Know

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 08, 2019
    Two pictures (above) tell a story. In one eight-year-old picture a Toyota Prius without a driver delivers a pizza in San Francisco. In a separate picture, a pe... ...
  • Uber Nicht Über Alles

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 08, 2019
    Lost in the swirl of negative publicity around Uber offering rides during last week’s taxi strike in New York City (held in protest of the Trump Administr... ...
  • Onerous Car Ownership?

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 08, 2019
    As the automotive industry faces and embraces its future in car sharing and a broad range of other ad hoc car usage scenarios and, ultimately, autonomous drivin... ...
  • Movin' On: Transportation Trascendence

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 08, 2019
    I get in my car every day and I ask myself: Really? Is this the best we can do? Is this as good as it gets? There’s got to be a better way.... ...

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