Automotive Blogs

  • 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... ...
  • Technology Tyranny and the End of Radio

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 05, 2020
    As technology consumers we make tradeoffs. We let Google peer into our online activity and email communications and we even accept annoying advertisements tied ... ...
  • Radio in the Car: A Consumer Study

    by Kevin Nolan | 3月 03, 2020
    The surge in adoption of streaming music services, especially among younger consumer segments, has led many to predict the demise of traditional broadcast radio... ...
  • MWC 2020: Huawei Sends Unmistakable Message

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 18, 2020
    A funny thing happened on the way to Barcelona for the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) event scheduled for this week. The event organizer - the GSMA &nd... ...
  • 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... ...
  • To MWC or NOT to MWC

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 07, 2020
    The announcement of Ericsson's decision to bypass the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona this year due to the onset of the novel coronavirus set off alarm... ...
  • Apple Ain't Buyin' TomTom

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 06, 2020
    Now that Apple’s new navigation maps are out it appears that the years-old rumors of an inevitable acquisition of TomTom by Apple can finally be laid to r... ...
  • Tesla: Two Heads are Better Than One

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 05, 2020
    ‘Cause instead of one head I got two And you know two heads are better than one -      “Twisted” – Ross an... ...
  • 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... ...
  • Dubai Renders U.S. DOT Sec'y Chao Dubious

    by Roger Lanctot | 2月 04, 2020
    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Secretary Elaine Chao sought to make a splash at CES2020 in Las Vegas by announcing her Automated Vehicles 4.0 pla... ...
  • UAW Rescues GM's EV Plans

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 30, 2020
    On Monday, General Motors announced its production plans for its Hamtramck assembly plant to include the company’s first all-electric pickup, to be foll... ...
  • 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... ...
  • Privacy is Different in Cars

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 28, 2020
    The New Yorks Times' "The Privacy Project" highlights all that is terrifying about our surveillance economy. We blithely throw away our privacy for the privileg... ...
  • Munic: Vive le OBDII!

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 28, 2020
    For years, my friends in the OBDII business have been telling me that business is very good. I want to believe them and I want to support them, but I am looki... ...
  • 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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