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  • Cruise Controlling Its Destiny

    by Roger Lanctot | 6月 04, 2020
    The Information tells us today that General Motors' Cruise Automation self-driving car unit has acquired automotive radar maker Astyx. The move can be seen as a... ...
  • Partitions Divide Ride Hail Operators

    by Roger Lanctot | 6月 02, 2020
    It seems so obvious to me. Ride hailing companies and taxi cabs or any for-hire automobile-based transportation, should be retrofitted (if not already equi... ...
  • COVID-19: Yesterday's Gone, or is It?

    by Roger Lanctot | 5月 29, 2020
    Some people, U.S. President Donald J. Trump among them, will have you believe that one day, soon, we will wake up and everything will be as it was before the ar... ...
  • Bolt: Mobility's Profit Prophet

    by Roger Lanctot | 5月 28, 2020
    Markus Villig, the CEO of ride-hailing operator Bolt, had good news for his fellow panelists on an April mobility-focused Webcast put on by The Information. The... ...
  • COVID Uber-trage Hits Mobility

    by Roger Lanctot | 5月 25, 2020
    If you’re wondering what the long-term impact of Uber Technologies has been on the transportation industry you need look no further than this weekend&rsqu... ...
  • Denial Won't Save the Mobility Sector

    by Roger Lanctot | 5月 22, 2020
    The once-vaunted mobility sector is in the toilet. Ride hailing demand has plunged as much as 80% around the world - with the possible exception of markets in r... ...
  • COVID-19: Fear as a Factor

    by Roger Lanctot | 5月 13, 2020
    Whenever I feel afraid, I hold my head erect And whistle a happy tune, so no one will suspect I'm afraid -- "Anna" - Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The King and I... ...
  • Can Tesla Save Hertz?

    by Roger Lanctot | 5月 12, 2020
    Hertz has an earnings call this morning. Things don't look good and a bankruptcy filing is not out of the question. The current results are not awful, reflectin... ...
  • How Would You Spend $9B?

    by Roger Lanctot | 5月 11, 2020
    Following Uber Technologies’ earnings report after the market closed Thursday there were a number of conflicting narratives. Some analysts saw weak s... ...
  • Moovit on Over, Intel; Make Way for Parking

    by Roger Lanctot | 5月 05, 2020
    Moovit has long been the darling of Israel's transportation-obsessed startup community. The company has frequently, and appropriately, been compared to Waze f... ...
  • COVID-19: No Excuse for Tonedeafness

    by Roger Lanctot | 4月 30, 2020
    There have been multiple media reports that the aftermath of a COVID-19 infection or even its onset can rob a sufferer of the senses of taste and smell, but I h... ...
  • Uber: Gimme Shelter or a Partition

    by Roger Lanctot | 4月 28, 2020
    Somehow, the entire mobility industry fresh and green and promising to transform transportation as we all know it, has ended up in the crosshairs of a global pa... ...
  • SIXT: The Power of Nimbleness during a Crisis

    by Roger Lanctot | 4月 26, 2020
    German rental car and mobility powerhaus SIXT recently announced a groundbreaking feature of its mobile app for booking taxis and rental cars: the ability to bo... ...
  • The Great 2020 Mobility Rethink

    by Roger Lanctot | 4月 24, 2020
    General Motors' announced shut down of the Maven car sharing service was hardly a surprise, especially coming in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. By the time... ...
  • COVID-19: Uber, Lyft, & Amazon

    by Roger Lanctot | 4月 21, 2020
    COVID-19 has made April 2020 an especially cruel month, but its cruelty has been magnified by the employment practices and policies of particular technology lea... ...
  • Mobility Gets COVID-19 Reset

    by Roger Lanctot | 4月 10, 2020
    Four mobility service operator CEOs, an industry expert, and a moderator from The Information conducted a fascinating discussion this week regarding the current... ...
  • COVID-19: The Future Foretold in Phoenix

    by Roger Lanctot | 4月 09, 2020
    “We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our famil... ...
  • Can a Pandemic Stop the Apocalypse?

    by Roger Lanctot | 4月 02, 2020
    The negative impacts of the coronavirus, COVID-19, on the automotive industry continue to radiate out from the closure of factories and dealerships (for vehicle... ...
  • COVID-19 & Chinese Automotive Innovation

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 31, 2020
    It's a shame that the U.S. president and his administration have chosen to criticize and attack China for its poor management of the novel coronavirus crisis. I... ...
  • Instacart: The Gig is Up

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 30, 2020
    The New York Times, and other media outlets, tell us this morning that "as many as 200,000 Instacart shoppers could walk off the job" today in a strike protes... ...

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