Automotive Blogs

  • Waze Wins with Traffic Porn

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 28, 2020
    There are two killer apps in the connected car: Traffic and First Notice of Loss. Accurate traffic predictions are essential to routing. First no... ...
  • Google Tackles Quarantine Quandary

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 28, 2020
    O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! -- Robert Burns, "To a louse" I live in a COVID-19 ghetto. Due to the recent blunder I ... ...
  • Tesla Teases Nationwide Insurance Expansion

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 25, 2020
    “We are working super hard on insurance.” – Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk The global automotive industry is a two-headed monster. On the one... ...
  • V2X Overcoming Barriers to Adoption

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 24, 2020
    Vehicle-to-everything communications will save lives and improve vehicular transportation, but not before multiple barriers to adoption are overcome.  This... ...
  • UX Soup: Episode 9 - Digital Twin Cities

    by Chris Schreiner | Sep 22, 2020
    In this episode, Lisa talks about use cases for digital twin cities with Dr. Vassilis Charissis, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at Glasgow Caledonian U... ...
  • The Car Data Monetization Muddle

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 22, 2020
    Four years ago, this month, McKinsey published a report - "Monetizing Car Data" - which continues to simultaneously haunt and mock the automotive industry. The ... ...
  • Autonomous Vehicles: Avoiding Obstacles and Responsibility

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 21, 2020
    The headline screams off of the page and challenges all that we know about the fatal crash in Tempe, Ariz., that took the life of Elaine Herzberg two and a half... ...
  • 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... ...

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