Automotive Blogs

  • Tesla's 2019 Turning Point

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 28, 2020
    2019 will be remembered as the year the automotive industry decided to right-size its autonomous vehicle ambitions. Multiple auto makers tempered their v... ...
  • Safe Transportation in the Time of COVID-19

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 26, 2020
    A crisis on the pandemic scale of COVID-19 needs a solution of an equally epic scope. The thousands of workers that still actually must show up for work in an e... ...
  • Shut Uber Down Now

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 25, 2020
    By now it is pretty clear that everywhere outside of China and South Korea human beings are doing a lousy job of "social distancing," locking down, and shelteri... ...
  • The Virus of Autonomy

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 24, 2020
    Car companies, start-ups, and investors across the globe have embraced and spread the virus of autonomous vehicle technology.  The infection got its start ... ...
  • Chris Webber: Loyalty and Teamwork Matter

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 23, 2020
    It was 31 years ago that Chris Webber, vice president of the Global Automotive Practice (GAP) at Strategy Analytics, began his automotive research and consultin... ...
  • Uber's $10B Wrecking Ball

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 20, 2020
    As the world wrestles with the consequences of a novel coronavirus, COVID-19, running wild laying waste to health care systems, communities, and economies, it i... ...
  • The Gift of COVID-19

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 20, 2020
    The arrival of COVID-19 is the cure for all that has ailed the world for the past few years. Hundreds of thousands have been infected. Thousands hav... ...
  • The End of Mobility as We Know It

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 19, 2020
    The hideous reality of the coronavirus has exposed the hideous realities of the mobility industry with sobering implications for all. At its core, mobility... ...
  • Technology Tyranny and the End of Radio

    by Roger Lanctot | Mar 05, 2020
    As technology consumers we make tradeoffs. We let Google peer into our online activity and email communications and we even accept annoying advertisements tied ... ...
  • Radio in the Car: A Consumer Study

    by Kevin Nolan | Mar 03, 2020
    The surge in adoption of streaming music services, especially among younger consumer segments, has led many to predict the demise of traditional broadcast radio... ...
  • MWC 2020: Huawei Sends Unmistakable Message

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 18, 2020
    A funny thing happened on the way to Barcelona for the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) event scheduled for this week. The event organizer - the GSMA &nd... ...
  • Uber's Weak, Cynical Argument for a London License

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 13, 2020
    Financial analysts were thrilled with Uber's latest earnings report in spite of ongoing loss-making activity and legal woes. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's enthus... ...
  • To MWC or NOT to MWC

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 07, 2020
    The announcement of Ericsson's decision to bypass the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona this year due to the onset of the novel coronavirus set off alarm... ...
  • Apple Ain't Buyin' TomTom

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 06, 2020
    Now that Apple’s new navigation maps are out it appears that the years-old rumors of an inevitable acquisition of TomTom by Apple can finally be laid to r... ...
  • Tesla: Two Heads are Better Than One

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 05, 2020
    ‘Cause instead of one head I got two And you know two heads are better than one -      “Twisted” – Ross an... ...
  • Oply: Death of a Car Share Operator

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 05, 2020
    “It is kind of crazy that the Trump campaign was in contact with Russia when the Hillary campaign wasn’t even in contact with Michigan. It’s a... ...
  • Dubai Renders U.S. DOT Sec'y Chao Dubious

    by Roger Lanctot | Feb 04, 2020
    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Secretary Elaine Chao sought to make a splash at CES2020 in Las Vegas by announcing her Automated Vehicles 4.0 pla... ...
  • UAW Rescues GM's EV Plans

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 30, 2020
    On Monday, General Motors announced its production plans for its Hamtramck assembly plant to include the company’s first all-electric pickup, to be foll... ...
  • Savings Tip the Balance to EVs

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 30, 2020
    In a rare and perhaps unfortunate moment of candor, Cruise Automation CEO Dan Ammann wrote, in his blog post describing the emergence of Cruise (a subsidia... ...

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