Automotive Blogs

  • 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... ...
  • Tesla is Teaching Us to Move Over

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 21, 2020
    Believe it or not, Tesla Motors is teaching us to be better drivers. One of the most remarkable lessons we are learning is that motor vehicles on public roadway... ...
  • Woven City: Smashing Toyota's Looms

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 20, 2020
    Car companies are interesting creatures in a corporate world increasingly dominated by Internet-centric behemoths from Silicon Valley, Seattle, and China. ... ...
  • TRB: Not so Intelligent Transportation Systems

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 16, 2020
    Beverly Owen, who played Marilyn in '60's-era "The Munsters" sit-com, passed away last year at 81. She only appeared in 13 episodes of the quirky program based ... ...
  • Blame Trump or Uber

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 15, 2020
    There is a temptation to blame U.S. President Donald J. Trump for everything that is right or for everything that is wrong in the world today. Either that ... ...
  • Veoneer: Tackling Automation Anxiety

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 12, 2020
    Veoneer’s booth at CES 2020 may have been located in a parking lot at the far end of South Hall but attendees that made the journey to the mini-Smart City... ...
  • Disinformation from Deloitte

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 09, 2020
    Deloitte published its “2020 Global Automotive Consumer Study” on the eve of the 2020 CES in Las Vegas concluding that 58% of U.S. respondents were ... ...
  • Las Vegas: Strung Out on Uber

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 08, 2020
    Three transportation-related events occurred in the first week of January 2020, coincident with the opening of the CES 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center... ...

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