Automotive Blogs



  • Lessons from the Nash Crash

    by Roger Lanctot | Jun 06, 2015
    The death of mathematician Dr. John Nash Jr. (of “A Beautiful Mind” fame) and his wife Alicia in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike last week highli... ...
  • GM Could be First in the Dash-board with Android

    by Roger Lanctot | May 27, 2015
    Who doesn’t want to be first? Everybody wants to be first. We all know that whoever is second is the first loser. So it will be a surprise to no one if ... ...
  • As ADAS And Autonomous Driving Require More Processing Power, Functional Safety Will Follow

    by Kevin Mak | Apr 24, 2015
    ARM has, yesterday, announced the extension of functional safety support for the Cortex-M and Cortex-A series processing cores, in its press release, ARM E... ...
  • Uber as the Un-Google

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 15, 2015
    This blog was originally posted on LinkedIn.  Subsequent to its publication Nokia released the following statement regarding a potential sale of HERE: &ldq... ...
  • Nokia and the Sentient Network

    by Roger Lanctot | Apr 12, 2015
    The news broke late this week that Nokia is considering options to sell its HERE map division. Valuations run into the $4B-$5B range, depending on which analyst... ...
  • Ford Cloud Clarifies Connectivity

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 19, 2015
    Ford Motor Company is changing the car connectivity story with the launch of its Ford Service Delivery Network - in essence the Ford Cloud. The amazing thing ab... ...
  • Apple Won't Make a Car (Toyota Already Does)

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 28, 2015
    Thanks to the Telegraph we now know that Apple’s Tim Cook gets up at 3:45 in the morning. That may explain why Cook thinks the Apple Smartwatch will repla... ...
  • Can OnStar Solve the Car Connectivity Crisis?*

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 10, 2015
    General Motors’ OnStar vehicle connectivity solution was once shared under license with Audi, Acura, Isuzu, Subaru, Lexus and Volkswagen – an offer ... ...
  • German Auto Makers Out of Touch

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 26, 2015
    Over the years I have been frequently asked at automotive events why car makers don’t all agree on a single user interface for the car stereo and be done ... ...
  • NAFTA Still On Course For PHEVs, Despite Low Gas Prices

    by Kevin Mak | Jan 16, 2015
    In the latest Insight report covering the Detroit Auto Show, Strategy Analytics sets out scenarios from recent low gasoline prices and the potential impact on p... ...
  • Panasonic Abets Google's Auto Play

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 14, 2015
    The auto industry is abuzz over Google’s plans to bring Android to automobile dashboards as a native operating system with all that that might imply or en... ...
  • A Wake-Up Call from President Obama

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 07, 2015
    President Obama’s appointment of Mark Rosekind to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was a wake-up call to the transportation... ...
  • Nvidia goes Large in Automotive at CES 2015

    by Ian Riches | Jan 05, 2015
    It should have come as no surprise that Nvidia held a well-attended press event prior to the Consumer Electronics Show last night.  It is, after all, one o... ...
  • Cars Will Have Radios in 2015

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 04, 2015
    What if you were a car maker and I told you I had an app that would work with existing hardware in a car to deliver – at no cost – local (and nation... ...
  • 2015: Uber Replaces Tesla as Chief Disrupter

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 02, 2015
    It seemed that Tesla could do no wrong in 2013 and 2014. Even when something went wrong, like its cars catching fire, Tesla turned it into an opportunity to dem... ...
  • Google Gets It Wrong Again

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 16, 2014
    In the era of de-contenting cars we expect to see side-mounted rearview mirrors and door handles go away along with keyfobs, standard transmissions and interna... ...
  • What's an Ounce of Good Will Worth?

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 08, 2014
    Day after day goes by with no resolution to the current auto recall crisis gripping the U.S. The number of fatalities attributed to GM’s ignition switch r... ...
  • Election Results Point to Unlicensed Rise, V2V Stall

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 07, 2014
    The Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate in this week’s mid-term elections throws into doubt the prospect of the Obama administration making any progres... ...
  • Auto Safety Hits the Reset Button - in China

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 24, 2014
    I’ve just come from the site of the 15th Western China International Fair in Chengdu and the booth of the Telematics Industry Application Alliance (TIAA) ... ...
  • Google's Influence on Automotive Innovation

    by Roger Lanctot | Oct 14, 2014
    Google is quietly calling the tune in automotive technology development. I see it every day. Two companies have found success recently in bringing advanced vehi... ...