Automotive Blogs



  • Let's Pass the Hot Car Act of 2019

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 18, 2019
    It's happened again. The 42nd fatality of 2019 in the U.S. from a child being left behind in a hot car has occurred - this time, in New Mexico. While horrific a... ...
  • Let's Pass the Hot Cars Act of 2019

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 18, 2019
    It's happened again. The 42nd fatality of 2019 in the U.S. from a child being left behind in a hot car has occurred - this time, in New Mexico. While horrific a... ...
  • Ford Prioritizes Safety; Revolutionizes Connectivity

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 11, 2019
    Ford Motor Company’s debt may have been downgraded to junk this week, but the company’s savvy strategy for vehicle safety and connectivity has had a... ...
  • GM's Dashboard Surrender

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 11, 2019
    There was a time when General Motors’ OnStar offering was readily and clearly understood by consumers for the fact that it did one thing incredibly well:&... ...
  • Leave the Driving to Musk

    by Roger Lanctot | Sep 03, 2019
    For years Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk has been taunting the global insurance industry that he would offer insurance coverage directly from Tesla if he was... ...
  • Radio: Relevant, Unifying, Intimate, Vulnerable

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 28, 2019
    It was hard to escape the notion while attending RadiodaysAsia2019 this week that the world is experiencing what can only be called “peak radio.”&nb... ...
  • Tesla Stakes Insurance Claim

    by Roger Lanctot | Aug 23, 2019
    In its most recent shareholders' meeting Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk noted that the Tesla Model 3 is the highest revenue producing car in the U.S. and fourth b... ...
  • 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... ...
  • 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... ...
  • 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 single ... ...
  • 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. ... ...
  • 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... ...