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  • Car Wars 2021

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 08, 2021
    A strange narrative took hold in the U.S. at the end of 2020 that vehicle sales were in decline, that cars weren’t selling. The reality is something ... ...
  • 2021: New Priorities for Map Makers

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 06, 2021
    A new year finds the transportation industry facing new priorities and new metrics to measure success. “Mobility” changed the focus of transpor... ...
  • NHTSA: Unsafe at Any Speed

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 31, 2020
    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently announced that he will step down from his post on January 20th, the day President-elect Joseph Biden will be sworn in. Pai... ...
  • No iCar for Me, Thank You

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 22, 2020
    It’s been a couple years since the auto industry was abuzz with rumors of Apple’s plans to make a car – a 2015-2018 buzz. Now that rumor ... ...
  • Dara Seeks Jab Priority for Uber Drivers

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 14, 2020
    Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has put the word out to individual states in the U.S. seeking prioritization for Uber drivers, who he characterizes appropriately a... ...
  • Mobility Lives! Car Sharing Shines!

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 14, 2020
    At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic back in the spring of 2020, the outlook for mobility services suddenly turned bleak. Micromobility operators shut down com... ...
  • Amazon, Tesla, Uber aaaaand DoorDash

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 07, 2020
    As the death toll in the U.S. from COVID-19 approaches 300,000 I am impressed by the resilience of pandemic doubters and deniers. I’m talking about t... ...
  • DoorDash IPO Spins COVID-19 Impact

    by Roger Lanctot | 11月 16, 2020
    The outlook for DoorDash’s highly anticipated public offering announced last week is inextricably bound up in the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It... ...
  • Uber, Lyft: No Partitions, No Testing, No Profits, No Shame

    by Roger Lanctot | 11月 12, 2020
    Of all of the voluminous reporting on the mobility sector generally and ride hailing in particular most shocking is the lack of coverage of driver and passenger... ...
  • Uber's Proposition 22 Movement Must be Stopped

    by Roger Lanctot | 11月 09, 2020
    The only thing worse than California voters passing Proposition 22 – a measure to enable all app-based drivers to be considered independent contractors ... ...
  • Uber Drivers Sue Uber over Prop 22

    by Roger Lanctot | 10月 27, 2020
    While millions of workers around the world have lost their jobs and thousands of companies have disappeared in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a handful of t... ...
  • Hyundai: Coherent Mobility Strategy

    by Roger Lanctot | 10月 27, 2020
    Attendees at CES 2020 might have been stunned to see the S-A1 Urban Air Vehicle dominating the Hyundai booth in the North Hall - perhaps even raising questions ... ...
  • COVID-19 Puts Kibosh on Cruise

    by Roger Lanctot | 10月 23, 2020
    Within months of its post-CES announcement of the Cruise Automation Origin robotaxi, General Motors found itself face to face with an operational design domain ... ...
  • The COVID-19 Economy

    by Roger Lanctot | 10月 13, 2020
    Three years ago, Intel and Strategy Analytics collaborated on a report that imagined a world of the future that would be defined by automated vehicles with good... ...
  • CA Prop 22: Vote 'No' on Greed

    by Roger Lanctot | 10月 07, 2020
    Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Postmates, and Instacart are financing a $180M advertising blitz in California to support a ballot measure – Proposition 22 – ... ...
  • Uber's Grim Green Grift

    by Roger Lanctot | 10月 01, 2020
    Uber Technologies won’t be reporting its latest earnings for another month, but when it does so in November the news is not expected to be good. In a... ...
  • How Car Companies Can Combat Covid-19

    by Roger Lanctot | 9月 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... ...
  • Stopping GM's Mobility Madness

    by Roger Lanctot | 9月 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... ...
  • Uber: D-Day for Dara… and John

    by Roger Lanctot | 8月 18, 2020
    My wife and I disagree. My wife thinks Uber provides a valuable and often inexpensive alternative to taxis – plain and simple. I see something m... ...
  • Uber: Dara's Distracted Driving

    by Roger Lanctot | 8月 12, 2020
    Uber has taken a highly profitable business and turned it into a very unprofitable and dangerous one with the help of the pandemic. With guile, innovation,... ...

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