Automotive Blogs

  • Uber's Winter of Discontent Turns Fatal

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 08, 2019
    A week ago, New York City livery driver Douglas Schifter committed suicide in front of City Hall in New York after posting a 1,700-word note on Facebook regardi... ...
  • Uber's Monkey in the Wrench

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 08, 2019
    The news of a pedestrian fatality in Tempe, Ariz., resulting from the operation of an Uber autonomous vehicle has set off alarm bells throughout the AV developm... ...
  • The Good, the Bad ... and Tesla, and Uber

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 08, 2019
    In "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" circa 1971, Gene Wilder plays a vaguely misanthropic Willy Wonka who leads the young winners of his golden wrapper co... ...
  • Are We Over Uber? Bring on the Taxibots

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 08, 2019
    From sexual harassment, to surveilling regulators, to Uber drivers and taxi drivers committing suicide (because they can't make a living) the pervasive creepine... ...
  • Ford in DC: Refining Autonomous

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 08, 2019
    When cities put on a press event to announce they are welcoming a company to town to test autonomous vehicles within the city limits the news is greeted with po... ...
  • Bounce: Driver Compensation Innovation

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 08, 2019
    There’s a new kid on the rideshare block, Bounce, which is rewriting the rules of driver compensation. In fact, the company’s compensation inno... ...
  • CES 2019: Robotaxis vs. Micro Transit

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 08, 2019
    Attendees of CES 2019 arriving at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport next week will have four options for getting to their hotels:  a shuttle offerin... ...
  • McKinsey Mangles Micromobility

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 08, 2019
    Micromobility – characterized by shared bicycles, scooters and other wheeled devices - was all the rage in 2018 and that enthusiasm has carried over into ... ...
  • GM: Cruise vs. Super Cruise

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 07, 2019
    It’s painful and expensive testing fully-automated vehicles with safety drivers and engineers in the front seat. Just ask General Motors. In yesterda... ...
  • TomTom: Privacy Please

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 06, 2019
    TomTom's earnings call at 9 a.m. this morning should be an attention grabber coming, as it does, on the heels of selling off its telematics division for €9... ...
  • No Radio, Android

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 28, 2019
    There was a CES 2019 interview in The Verge (theverge.com) last week of Patrick Brady, described as Head of Android Auto for Google, in which more than 6,000 wo... ...
  • Jeephack Repercusions

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 28, 2019
    Automotive cybersecurity is an intractable nightmare with significant though inchoate implications for consumers and existential exposure for auto makers. ... ...
  • CES 2019: Stormy Weather for IBM

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 22, 2019
    Ginni Rometty, chairman, president and CEO of IBM was kind enough to take on the task of an hour-long keynote at CES 2019 in Las Vegas last week. She used ... ...
  • ICAV Tel Aviv: Forgetting David

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 22, 2019
    A funny question was asked at an automated vehicle tech conference last week. But, first, some context. The biggest news in Israel last week was Mobileye&r... ...
  • Connected Car 2019: Infinite FOMO

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 14, 2019
    Google, Apple and Tesla Motors introduced the automotive industry to FOMO – the fear of missing out – more than six years with their public and pr... ...
  • CES 2019: V2Vegas - A Talking Cars Turning Point

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 07, 2019
    The often pedantic debate over how cars will directly communicate with other cars and infrastructure will culminate suitably at CES 2019 with multiple C-V2X ann... ...
  • CES 2019: Dashboard Dreams

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 03, 2019
    The annual trek to Las Vegas arrives this year with visions of sinusitis, chapped lips, flat feet and new concepts for automotive cockpit systems. It is no... ...

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