Automotive Blogs

  • How Car Companies Can Combat Covid-19

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 18, 2020
    The automotive industry has felt the full brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic with factory and dealership shutdowns, personal protective equipment and ventilator man... ...
  • Wireless Charging Electric Vehicles – Later is Better?

    by Kevin Mak | Sep 17, 2020
    WiTricity, the developer of the electric vehicle wireless charging reference design, had recently announced the supply to the McLaren Speedtail “plug-in&r... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 8 - Kickstarter Roundtable

    by Chris Schreiner | Sep 15, 2020
    In this week's episode of UX Soup, Chris, Derek, and Lisa each pick a current Kickstarter project to discuss from a UX perspective. In Condensed Soup, the trio ... ...
  • Stopping GM's Mobility Madness

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 11, 2020
    Four and a half years ago General Motors sank $500M into ride hailing service provider Lyft. At the time, the investment looked like a hedge against the su... ...
  • GM's Nikola Shell Game

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 09, 2020
    At an industry event last year in Japan a senior General Motors executive in charge of electrification took the stage and commenced his talk by putting a pictur... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 7 - V2X UX

    by Chris Schreiner | Sep 08, 2020
    Thank you to everyone who has been listening to UX Soup thus far. We are happy to announce that due to your overwhelming support, UX Soup is now a WEEKLY podcas... ...
  • C-V2X and Swarm Intelligence

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 07, 2020
    We tend to think of driving as an individualistic and escapist pursuit. Whether it’s a trip to the grocery for a gallon of milk or a roadtrip to vi... ...
  • Ericsson: The Cloud Changes Connected Cars

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 07, 2020
    Rare is the auto maker today that views connectivity as an option when designing a car. Connectivity is essential even if it is not yet universally availab... ...
  • GM, Honda: Sharing Platforms, Not Policies

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 07, 2020
    General Motors and Honda created a bit of excitement last week announcing their plans to “explore sharing vehicle platforms and propulsion systems.”... ...
  • Polestar 2 First Drive – A Socially Distant Test of the Electric Performance Car from the Geely/Volvo Group

    by Angelos Lakrintis | Sep 01, 2020
    Polestar, a sports car joint venture between Volvo Car Group and its parent company Geely, hosted a test drive event at Farnborough airport in the UK and Strate... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 6 - Haptics

    by Chris Schreiner | Sep 01, 2020
    In this episode, Chris, Derek, and Lisa discuss the state of haptic HMI in smartphones, cars, and elsewhere - including silk shirts and fish scales. In Condense... ...
  • Battery as a Service: Haven’t We Been Here Before?

    by Kevin Mak | Aug 24, 2020
    NIO has recently launched its “BaaS” or “Battery as a Service” – NIO Power may be spun-off in the future, but its purpose is to of... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 5 - Healthcare UX

    by Chris Schreiner | Aug 18, 2020
    On this week's episode of UX Soup, Chris talks with Santosh Basapur from Rush University Medical Center about the state of healthcare UX and conducting medical ... ...
  • Uber: D-Day for Dara… and John

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 18, 2020
    My wife and I disagree. My wife thinks Uber provides a valuable and often inexpensive alternative to taxis – plain and simple. I see something m... ...
  • Uber: Dara's Distracted Driving

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 12, 2020
    Uber has taken a highly profitable business and turned it into a very unprofitable and dangerous one with the help of the pandemic. With guile, innovation,... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 4 - Self-Driving Cars

    by Chris Schreiner | Aug 04, 2020
    Derek, Chris, and Lisa play a stream-of-consciousness game about automated vehicles where Derek provides his unfettered opinions on Tesla, public beta-testing, ... ...

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