Automotive Blogs

  • 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... ...
  • Tragic License

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 12, 2016
    We’ve seen so many of the videos now (here in the U.S. and around the world) that the evening news has morphed into a prolonged episode of “Cops&rd... ...
  • NTSB Entry Raises the Stakes of Tesla Probe

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 10, 2016
    The National Transportation Safety Board’s entry into the investigation of the first fatal crash of a Tesla Model S is a monumental turning point in the a... ...
  • Car Sharing, Ride Hailing on Collision Course

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 05, 2016
    Do car makers know what they are getting themselves into with car sharing?  Car companies are lacing up their skates and venturing out on the thin ice of ... ...
  • Time for the ZeroDollar Car?

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 04, 2016
    Bankrate.com came out with a report last week raising questions regarding new car pricing with a city-by-city breakdown of affordability.  Bankrate's key ... ...
  • Help for First Responders on the Fourth

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 03, 2016
    It is fitting and unfortunate that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chose the Friday before the Fourth of July weekend to release figures show... ...
  • No Turning Back on Autonomous Driving

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 01, 2016
    Politicians will tell you that Fridays are reserved for announcements (defeats, resignations, indictments) intended to be ignored or lost in the end of week ne... ...

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