Automotive Blogs

  • Coronavirus Disruption to Automotive

    by Kevin Mak | 3月 23, 2020
    Originally published on March 5th, 2020 The coronavirus or COVID-19 is causing a number of issues that will adversely affect the automotive sector: Loss o... ...
  • Chris Webber: Loyalty and Teamwork Matter

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 23, 2020
    It was 31 years ago that Chris Webber, vice president of the Global Automotive Practice (GAP) at Strategy Analytics, began his automotive research and consultin... ...
  • The Gift of COVID-19

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 20, 2020
    The arrival of COVID-19 is the cure for all that has ailed the world for the past few years. Hundreds of thousands have been infected. Thousands hav... ...
  • Technology Tyranny and the End of Radio

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 05, 2020
    As technology consumers we make tradeoffs. We let Google peer into our online activity and email communications and we even accept annoying advertisements tied ... ...
  • Radio in the Car: A Consumer Study

    by Kevin Nolan | 3月 03, 2020
    The surge in adoption of streaming music services, especially among younger consumer segments, has led many to predict the demise of traditional broadcast radio... ...
  • MWC 2020: Huawei Sends Unmistakable Message

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 18, 2020
    A funny thing happened on the way to Barcelona for the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) event scheduled for this week. The event organizer - the GSMA &nd... ...
  • To MWC or NOT to MWC

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 07, 2020
    The announcement of Ericsson's decision to bypass the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona this year due to the onset of the novel coronavirus set off alarm... ...
  • Apple Ain't Buyin' TomTom

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 06, 2020
    Now that Apple’s new navigation maps are out it appears that the years-old rumors of an inevitable acquisition of TomTom by Apple can finally be laid to r... ...
  • UAW Rescues GM's EV Plans

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 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 | 1月 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 | 1月 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 | 1月 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... ...
  • TRB: Not so Intelligent Transportation Systems

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 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 ... ...
  • Disinformation from Deloitte

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 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 ... ...
  • CES 2020: Dashboard Distraction Dilemma

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 03, 2020
    Tesla Motors did it again. In September of 2019 Tesla launched its “Software Version 10.0,” a software update targeted primarily at in-vehicl... ...
  • 2020: The Year of Live In-Car Remote Assistance

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 01, 2020
    After years of travel and computing remotely while on the road I have found that there are two magical experiences for the business traveler. One of those ... ...
  • Even California Can't Save Hydrogen

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 30, 2019
    Fisita World Mobility Summit 2019 in Nagoya, Japan, brought together powerful perspectives on everything from vehicle architectures (Visteon), to open source so... ...
  • Who's Driving This Car Anyway?

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 29, 2019
    My Lyft driver in San Jose thought his Hyundai had “autopilot,” alluding I suspected, to Tesla Motors’ feature of the same name which has plac... ...
  • The Driver as Weakest Cyber Link

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 23, 2019
    Upstream Security published its annual Global Automotive Cybersecurity Report 2020 last week highlighting the near doubling of publicly reported incidents docum... ...
  • AAA: Killer Safety Systems

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 18, 2019
    AAA is out with a new study, conducted on its behalf by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, that purports to show, among other things, that advanced aut... ...

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