Automotive Blogs

  • 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... ...
  • Tesla is Teaching Us to Move Over

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 21, 2020
    Believe it or not, Tesla Motors is teaching us to be better drivers. One of the most remarkable lessons we are learning is that motor vehicles on public roadway... ...
  • Woven City: Smashing Toyota's Looms

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 20, 2020
    Car companies are interesting creatures in a corporate world increasingly dominated by Internet-centric behemoths from Silicon Valley, Seattle, and China. ... ...
  • TRB: Not so Intelligent Transportation Systems

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 16, 2020
    Beverly Owen, who played Marilyn in '60's-era "The Munsters" sit-com, passed away last year at 81. She only appeared in 13 episodes of the quirky program based ... ...
  • Blame Trump or Uber

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 15, 2020
    There is a temptation to blame U.S. President Donald J. Trump for everything that is right or for everything that is wrong in the world today. Either that ... ...
  • Veoneer: Tackling Automation Anxiety

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 12, 2020
    Veoneer’s booth at CES 2020 may have been located in a parking lot at the far end of South Hall but attendees that made the journey to the mini-Smart City... ...
  • Disinformation from Deloitte

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 09, 2020
    Deloitte published its “2020 Global Automotive Consumer Study” on the eve of the 2020 CES in Las Vegas concluding that 58% of U.S. respondents were ... ...
  • Las Vegas: Strung Out on Uber

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 08, 2020
    Three transportation-related events occurred in the first week of January 2020, coincident with the opening of the CES 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center... ...
  • CES 2020: Dashboard Distraction Dilemma

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 03, 2020
    Tesla Motors did it again. In September of 2019 Tesla launched its “Software Version 10.0,” a software update targeted primarily at in-vehicl... ...
  • 2020: The Year of Live In-Car Remote Assistance

    by Roger Lanctot | 1月 01, 2020
    After years of travel and computing remotely while on the road I have found that there are two magical experiences for the business traveler. One of those ... ...
  • Even California Can't Save Hydrogen

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 30, 2019
    Fisita World Mobility Summit 2019 in Nagoya, Japan, brought together powerful perspectives on everything from vehicle architectures (Visteon), to open source so... ...
  • Who's Driving This Car Anyway?

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 29, 2019
    My Lyft driver in San Jose thought his Hyundai had “autopilot,” alluding I suspected, to Tesla Motors’ feature of the same name which has plac... ...
  • Are We Asking Too Much of MaaS?

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 27, 2019
    These days it seems as if attending mobility events is more popular than mobility itself. Every week brings news of a mobility service provider retrenching... ...
  • 'The Secret Race:' Driving Yourself vs. Self-Driving

    by Roger Lanctot | 12月 24, 2019
    First of all, let me say that no one should break the law. No one should violate speed limits. No one should drive a vehicle in such a way that might ... ...

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