Automotive Blogs

  • It's TomTom Time ... Again

    by Roger Lanctot | Dec 05, 2016
    It's December and time for the annual Apple-should-buy-TomTom rant. Of course, we know Apple prefers younger, smaller companies with brighter and clearer long-... ...
  • Car Connectivity Lost

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 30, 2016
    The frustration in the room was palpable yesterday at the annual Vehicle Connectivity Workshop gathering of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). ... ...
  • Foggy 5G Forecast Comes into Focus

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 23, 2016
    My colleague and automotive safety system guru at Strategy Analytics, Ian Riches, is fond of citing Amara's Law. Named for Roy Amara (1925-2007), research, sci... ...
  • Newest NHTSA Guidelines are Vague and Challenging

    by Derek Viita | Nov 23, 2016
    This week, NHTSA in the US released its latest set of driver distraction guidelines, focusing on use of portable and aftermarket devices.  These guidelines... ...
  • Automobility: The End of Infotainment

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 17, 2016
    Padmasree Warrior, CEO and chief development officer of NextEV USA, kicked off day two of Automobility at the Los Angeles Auto Show with a powerful perspective... ...
  • Automobility: The Bot in a Box Boom

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 15, 2016
    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 Compa... ...
  • BMW: From DriveOwn to DriveNow

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 13, 2016
    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. Su... ...
  • Ford Seeks Own Path to Car Sharing, IoT

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 09, 2016
    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:... ...
  • The Fastest Route to V2V

    by Roger Lanctot | Nov 07, 2016
    As an occasional rider of the rails in the U.K., I am charmed by the unusual station names. Unfortunately my exposure is limited for the most part to the ... ...
  • Driver Monitoring Systems – An Update

    by Kevin Mak | Oct 26, 2016
    Strategy Analytics has spoken to Jungo Connectivity, a recent spin-off from Cisco Systems based in Netanya, Israel, which is going to change its business strate... ...
  • Wireless Charging Plug-In Vehicles: Interoperability, Not First-To-Market, Determines Early Deployments

    by Kevin Mak | Oct 25, 2016
    On October 11th, 2016, Qualcomm announced that the refreshed 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan plug-in hybrid, the S550e, will be offered with a wireless chargin... ...
  • Do You Know the (Green) Wave in San Jose?

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 23, 2016
    No. A green wave isn't something you do at a New York Jets or a Michigan State Spartans game. A green wave is that thing your dad or obsessive friend or maybe Y... ...
  • 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... ...

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