Automotive Blogs

  • 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... ...
  • Privacy is Different in Cars

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 28, 2020
    The New Yorks Times' "The Privacy Project" highlights all that is terrifying about our surveillance economy. We blithely throw away our privacy for the privileg... ...
  • Munic: Vive le OBDII!

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 28, 2020
    For years, my friends in the OBDII business have been telling me that business is very good. I want to believe them and I want to support them, but I am looki... ...
  • Cruise: The Case for

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 26, 2020
    On this Saturday, with the defense of the President of the United States getting underway in the U.S. Senate, it is worth considering the case for General Motor... ...
  • Mass Mobility Requires Fare-Free Future

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 23, 2020
    As I planned my travel to attend MobilityTalks in Washingdon, DC, yesterday I considered my options: Drive to the Metro and park my car there - I am not su... ...
  • Cruise Joins #AVMeToo Movement

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 22, 2020
    We don't know when it might launch. We don't know how much it might cost. We don't know precisely where it will operate - though downtown San Francisco is a goo... ...

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