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  • Uber's Weak, Cynical Argument for a London License

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 13, 2020
    Financial analysts were thrilled with Uber's latest earnings report in spite of ongoing loss-making activity and legal woes. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's enthus... ...
  • Oply: Death of a Car Share Operator

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 05, 2020
    “It is kind of crazy that the Trump campaign was in contact with Russia when the Hillary campaign wasn’t even in contact with Michigan. It’s a... ...
  • 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... ...
  • Cruise: The Case for

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 26, 2020
    On this Saturday, with the defense of the President of the United States getting underway in the U.S. Senate, it is worth considering the case for General Motor... ...
  • Mass Mobility Requires Fare-Free Future

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 23, 2020
    As I planned my travel to attend MobilityTalks in Washingdon, DC, yesterday I considered my options: Drive to the Metro and park my car there - I am not su... ...
  • Cruise Joins #AVMeToo Movement

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 22, 2020
    We don't know when it might launch. We don't know how much it might cost. We don't know precisely where it will operate - though downtown San Francisco is a goo... ...
  • Woven City: Smashing Toyota's Looms

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 20, 2020
    Car companies are interesting creatures in a corporate world increasingly dominated by Internet-centric behemoths from Silicon Valley, Seattle, and China. ... ...
  • Blame Trump or Uber

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 15, 2020
    There is a temptation to blame U.S. President Donald J. Trump for everything that is right or for everything that is wrong in the world today. Either that ... ...
  • Las Vegas: Strung Out on Uber

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 08, 2020
    Three transportation-related events occurred in the first week of January 2020, coincident with the opening of the CES 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center... ...
  • Are We Asking Too Much of MaaS?

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 27, 2019
    These days it seems as if attending mobility events is more popular than mobility itself. Every week brings news of a mobility service provider retrenching... ...
  • NHTSA & The End of Expertise

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 20, 2019
    “I’ve always wanted to say this: The experts are terrible.” – candidate Donald J. Trump speaking at a Wisconsin rally in 2016 as quote... ...
  • Car Companies Failing @ Mobility

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 19, 2019
    As 2019 comes to a close, ShareNow (formerly know in the U.S. and elsewhere as Car2Go) announced its plans to exit the North American (and other) markets. The l... ...
  • Ford's City Insights Platform - Providing Data Driven Solutions for Urban Transit Problems

    by Ben Lundin | 10月 03, 2019
    On October 2nd in front of an audience of journalists, reporters and industry analysts, Ford Mobility and the city of Ann Arbor showcased some of their ong... ...
  • Alto Taps Uber's Consumer Surplus

    by Roger Lanctot | 8月 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 | 7月 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... ...
  • Dude, Where's My Car2Go?

    by Roger Lanctot | 7月 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... ...
  • Could Trump Slump Give Mobility a Bump?

    by Roger Lanctot | 7月 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 | 7月 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... ...
  • OnStar Rolls Back Free Trials

    by Roger Lanctot | 7月 08, 2019
    The GM Authority newsletter reports that General Motors has “drastically” reduced the complimentary trial period of all OnStar services to a singl... ...
  • HipRide: How Big is Your Bus?

    by Roger Lanctot | 7月 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... ...

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