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  • Teach Humans to Drive before Robots

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 19, 2018
    Sometimes it seems like we have already given up on human driving. We hear the news about annual highway fatalities on the rise (in the U.S. and globally) ... ...
  • FCA Redefines Leadership

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 16, 2018
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is the eighth largest auto maker in the world and the third largest in the U.S., but the company has been thrust to the forefront of ... ...
  • Blackberry Reboot Nears Completion

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 15, 2018
    Jalopnik's report that car maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) had experienced a failed software update that had thrown the infotainment systems in some MY 2... ...
  • Safety, Fuel Efficiency, Infrastructure: Fake News and a Free Lunch

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 14, 2018
    The Trump administration released its self-described $1.5T infrastructure plan this week, which is actually a $200B plan requiring $1.3T to be paid by states o... ...
  • Tesla's Irrational Convergence

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 13, 2018
    “There’s no reason to buy a BMW.” So said a senior BMW digital marketing executive to me last year on stage at an industry event. I... ...
  • Uber's Winter of Discontent Turns Fatal

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 12, 2018
    A week ago, New York City livery driver Douglas Schifter committed suicide in front of City Hall in New York after posting a 1,700-word note on Facebook regard... ...
  • DOTs Push Talking Car Snake Oil

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 31, 2018
    For nearly 20 years the automobile industry in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation has been working toward the goal of enabling cars to &ldq... ...
  • NJ Leads Next of Kin Notification Push

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 29, 2018
    As a parting gift to New Jersey, the automobile industry, the nation and the world, former New Jersey governor, Chris Christie, signed legislation establishing... ...
  • AT&T Equates Net Neutrality, Self-Driving Cars

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 29, 2018
    A wave of Federal and State legislative activity is underway to restore the principle and policy of Net Neutrality heaved overboard last year by Ajit Pai, chai... ...
  • What GM Can Learn from Tesla

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 25, 2018
    General Motors has had wireless connections to its cars for more than 21 years, thanks to Project Beacon, better known as OnStar, now operated as Global Connec... ...
  • Nvidia's Pegasus Putsch

    by Roger Lanctot | 10月 12, 2017
    There hasn’t been this much excitement in Munich since the 1920’s. Nvidia’s great pivot was on display at the GPU Technology Conference ... ...
  • This is How We Autonomous

    by Roger Lanctot | 10月 10, 2017
    Some days it seems like the world is obsessed with autonomous vehicles. No one really understands why. Surveys tell us that consumers are both interested ... ...
  • Do Senators Dream of Autonomous Cars?

    by Roger Lanctot | 10月 10, 2017
    You can’t legislate safety. Safety is complicated. Automotive safety is positively mysterious if not impossible. The U.S. Senate, and a compli... ...
  • Driverless U.S. Senate

    by Roger Lanctot | 10月 04, 2017
    The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is considering autonomous vehicle legislation today – the American Vision for Safer Tr... ...
  • No Radio in Tesla Model 3: Time for a Mandate

    by Roger Lanctot | 10月 04, 2017
    There is a soccer chant crafted by Manchester City fans in the United Kingdom seeking to cast shade on fans of Liverpool FC by suggesting that the latter are i... ...
  • Car Makers Spinning in a Red Ocean

    by Roger Lanctot | 9月 28, 2017
    In spite of all of the terrible stories about vehicle-inflicted traffic and highway fatalities, the automobile industry continues to post impressive profit figu... ...
  • High Noon for Enterprise, GM

    by Roger Lanctot | 9月 25, 2017
    Enterprise Holdings launched an advertising campaign at the beginning of 2017 positioning the company as a seller, renter and sharer of motor vehicles of all sh... ...
  • GM's Barra Misses the EV Boat

    by Roger Lanctot | 9月 21, 2017
    China is considering joining the rising bandwagon of nations seeking to cap sales of fossil fuel vehicles. General Motors CEO Mary Barra spoke on the sub... ...
  • GM's Billion Dollar Distraction

    by Roger Lanctot | 9月 13, 2017
    The Automotive News informs us that General Motors' Cruise Automation division claims to have created the first true self-driving car. Okay, well, not exactly... ...
  • Software Is Eating the Auto Industry

    by Roger Lanctot | 8月 25, 2017
    There is something about an automobile that simultaneously inspires romance, anger and frustration. We fall in love with an MG or an Aston Martin or a Porsche ... ...

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