Automotive Blogs

  • Alto Taps Uber's Consumer Surplus

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 20, 2019
    In a paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, four researchers using ride data provided by Uber determined that for every dollar spent by Ub... ...
  • Trailze to Jumpstart Scooter Revolution

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 31, 2019
    In his book “Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City,” Peter Norton describes the onset of motor vehicles in the first tw... ...
  • GM's Not-so-Super Cruise

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 25, 2019
    Dan Ammann, CEO of GM’s Cruise operation, has been given the unenviable task of converting $7.25B and hundreds of employees (1,500+ by Ammann’s coun... ...
  • Mixed Messages on Safety from State Farm

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 23, 2019
    The auto insurance industry in the U.S. has a tortured relationship with car makers and the automotive industry. Nothing has been more trying for this relations... ...
  • 5G Faith & the Automotive Industry

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 18, 2019
    As the automotive industry slowly comes to terms with the implications of 5G connections in cars there are few outside the industry that understand the signific... ...
  • Dude, Where's My Car2Go?

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 16, 2019
    Car2Go had 75 of its vehicles stolen in a single day in Chicago earlier this year, later recovering most of the vehicles – though many had been stripped... ...
  • Can SiC and GaN-based power electronics open a “window of profitability” for the automotive semiconductor industry?

    by Asif Anwar | Jul 16, 2019
    We’ve just released the Strategy Analytics Powertrain Body Chassis & Safety (PBCS) service report, “HEV-EV Semiconductor Technology Outlook: Wha... ...
  • Could Trump Slump Give Mobility a Bump?

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 15, 2019
    Reports from Reuters last week suggested that the European Union member states "should brace for U.S. tariffs on several fronts in the coming months," based on ... ...
  • Navya: Where's the Remote?

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 12, 2019
    When a commercial truck struck a Navya autonomous shuttle in Las Vegas on November 8, 2017, it set off a torrent of headlines around the world. Now, the Nationa... ...
  • Hayden AI: The Future of Law Enforcement

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 10, 2019
    By now, we are all familiar with license plate readers being used by public authorities for everything from toll payment to camera-equipped patrol cars tracking... ...
  • OnStar Rolls Back Free Trials

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 08, 2019
    The GM Authority newsletter reports that General Motors has “drastically” reduced the complimentary trial period of all OnStar services to a singl... ...
  • Your Insurance Company is Telling You How to Drive

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 05, 2019
    Millions of Americans will be setting out on the nation’s highways to return home from Fourth of July (Independence Day) celebrations this weekend. ... ...
  • HipRide: How Big is Your Bus?

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 04, 2019
    Uri Levine, one of the founders of Waze and a serial entrepreneur who now resides on map maker HERE's board of directors, is something of a transportation visio... ...
  • EC Hits the Brakes on V2V

    by Roger Lanctot | Jul 04, 2019
    In the midst of a turbulent post-election session the European Commission voted today to reject proposed technical legislation seeking to set Wi-Fi-based commun... ...
  • Grote wird zu Winterkorn

    by Roger Lanctot | Jun 28, 2019
    Five years ago at the CeBIT Fair in Hannover, Germany, then Volkswagen Chairman of the Board Martin Winterkorn warned his listeners of the “Datenkrake&rdq... ...

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