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  • Super-Outraged over Uber's Data Sharing

    by Roger Lanctot | 7月 21, 2020
    Reuters reports that Uber has quietly launched a service to give public health officials quick access to data on drivers and riders presumed to have come into c... ...
  • Cars and COVID-19 Uncertainty

    by Roger Lanctot | 7月 21, 2020
    A funny thing happens when you let car makers make cars and car dealers sell cars - people start buying cars. With the U.S. economy at least partially re-openin... ...
  • Lyft's Partition Proposition #Fail

    by Roger Lanctot | 7月 20, 2020
    In his account of former Uber founder, Travis Kalanick's, rise and demise, "Super Pumped," New York Times correspondent Mike Isaac recounts the impact of the ar... ...
  • TFL: Regulations Gone Wrong

    by Roger Lanctot | 7月 16, 2020
    The only thing worse than no regulation at all is a regulatory regime run amok. At no time is this clearer than in the midst of a pandemic when lives and l... ...
  • COVID-19: Miami's Mobility Muddle

    by Roger Lanctot | 7月 01, 2020
    We hear it every day from so-called transportation experts. The general public is going to be too terrified to ride public transportation after COVID-19. Guess ... ...
  • COVID-19: Through the Rearview Mirror

    by Roger Lanctot | 7月 01, 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the business of reporting news into a funhouse mirror where reality is distorted, up is down, and hopes for improving health an... ...
  • Uber: From Pariah to Paragon

    by Roger Lanctot | 6月 19, 2020
    For years, the lords of Lyft and Uber have declaimed their intention to vanquish car ownership and displace public transportation. It really was as simpl... ...
  • COVID-19: Transit-Mobility Showdown

    by Roger Lanctot | 6月 18, 2020
    Car makers and ride hailing operators are licking their chops in anticipation as economies emerge from lockdowns and human beings return to public spaces. ... ...
  • COVID-19: The Fate of the Fearless

    by Roger Lanctot | 6月 09, 2020
    As I listened last Friday to Automotive News Publisher Jason Stein interview Scott Corwin, managing partner and "Future of Mobility" practice leader at Deloitte... ...
  • 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... ...

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