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  • 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... ...
  • Safe Transportation in the Time of COVID-19

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 26, 2020
    A crisis on the pandemic scale of COVID-19 needs a solution of an equally epic scope. The thousands of workers that still actually must show up for work in an e... ...
  • Shut Uber Down Now

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 25, 2020
    By now it is pretty clear that everywhere outside of China and South Korea human beings are doing a lousy job of "social distancing," locking down, and shelteri... ...
  • The Virus of Autonomy

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 24, 2020
    Car companies, start-ups, and investors across the globe have embraced and spread the virus of autonomous vehicle technology.  The infection got its start ... ...
  • Uber's $10B Wrecking Ball

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 20, 2020
    As the world wrestles with the consequences of a novel coronavirus, COVID-19, running wild laying waste to health care systems, communities, and economies, it i... ...
  • The End of Mobility as We Know It

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 19, 2020
    The hideous reality of the coronavirus has exposed the hideous realities of the mobility industry with sobering implications for all. At its core, mobility... ...
  • 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... ...

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