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  • HERE Brings the Network Effect

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 15, 2017
    On the eve of the annual Mobile World Congress gathering in Barcelona the U.S. automotive industry is facing a crisis and a critical turning point. Low gas... ...
  • Uber Nicht Über Alles

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 08, 2017
    Lost in the swirl of negative publicity around Uber offering rides during last week’s taxi strike in New York City (held in protest of the Trump Administr... ...
  • The Nannification of Tesla

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 27, 2017
    I can't tell you how many times I have sat down with executives of large companies and startups who have tried to get me excited about geo-fencing. Geo-fencing ... ...
  • Kymeta: At the Intersection of Wealth and Danger

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 25, 2017
    That's how Kymeta's senior vice president for land mobile puts it. Kymeta's new satellite technology meets the needs of the civilian armored vehicle segment and... ...
  • Fed Panel Asks Today: Why Waymo?

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 16, 2017
    The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is holding the first meeting today of a new advisory committee focused, in its own words: "on automation across a... ...
  • CES 2017: Will Lawsuit(s) Stall Automotive AI?

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 02, 2017
    The roster of automotive artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives is growing rapidly with Softbank working with Honda on the Emotion Engine for the Neuv self-d... ...
  • Vox Clamantis in Deserto

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 02, 2017
    If you are headed to Las Vegas for your New Year's celebration, the annual Consumer Electronics Show or just a good time, beware! According to some estimates N... ...
  • Uber: We Don't Know What We Don't Know

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 19, 2016
    Two pictures (above) tell a story. In one eight-year-old picture a Toyota Prius without a driver delivers a pizza in San Francisco. In a separate picture, a pe... ...
  • V2V: Loose Talk about Talking Cars

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 19, 2016
    The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a proposed rule this week which may ultimately require the installation of a communications box in every car manufa... ...
  • Mindboggling Uber Hubris

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 16, 2016
    Uber was on a mighty roll throughout 2016 picking up strategic alliances with Ford Motor Company and Volvo Cars (for test vehicles) adding talent (cybersecurit... ...
  • Michigan Allows SDCs; Still Bars Tesla

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 14, 2016
    The U.S. principality of Michigan lowered its trade barriers to Silicon Valley-inspired self-driving cars with legislation allowing autonomous vehicles to be t... ...
  • #CES2017: Aftermarket to the Rescue

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 12, 2016
    Has it really been 50 years? Listening to a George Hotz Udacity podcast got me to thinking that the upcoming CES 2017 in Las Vegas will be a turning point in a... ...
  • A To-Do List for the Incoming U.S. Transportation Secretary

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 07, 2016
    Speculation is already swirling around the newly-named U.S. Transportation Secretary to be, Elaine Chow. Chow previously served as Deputy Secretary of Tra... ...
  • It's TomTom Time ... Again

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 05, 2016
    It's December and time for the annual Apple-should-buy-TomTom rant. Of course, we know Apple prefers younger, smaller companies with brighter and clearer long-... ...
  • Car Connectivity Lost

    by Roger Lanctot | 11月 30, 2016
    The frustration in the room was palpable yesterday at the annual Vehicle Connectivity Workshop gathering of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). ... ...
  • Foggy 5G Forecast Comes into Focus

    by Roger Lanctot | 11月 23, 2016
    My colleague and automotive safety system guru at Strategy Analytics, Ian Riches, is fond of citing Amara's Law. Named for Roy Amara (1925-2007), research, sci... ...
  • Automobility: The End of Infotainment

    by Roger Lanctot | 11月 17, 2016
    Padmasree Warrior, CEO and chief development officer of NextEV USA, kicked off day two of Automobility at the Los Angeles Auto Show with a powerful perspective... ...
  • Automobility: The Bot in a Box Boom

    by Roger Lanctot | 11月 15, 2016
    The Automobility event, which starts today ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show, will be remembered for introducing the bot in a box. While Ford Motor Compa... ...
  • BMW: From DriveOwn to DriveNow

    by Roger Lanctot | 11月 13, 2016
    Every conference has a presentation that seizes the moment in a series of slides that slices to the heart of whatever industry transformation is afoot. Su... ...
  • Ford Seeks Own Path to Car Sharing, IoT

    by Roger Lanctot | 11月 09, 2016
    It’s hard to be a thought leader around the future of transportation when the entire market seems to be moving in one of three directions simultaneously:... ...