Automotive Blogs

  • COVID-19 & Chinese Automotive Innovation

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 31, 2020
    It's a shame that the U.S. president and his administration have chosen to criticize and attack China for its poor management of the novel coronavirus crisis. I... ...
  • Instacart: The Gig is Up

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 30, 2020
    The New York Times, and other media outlets, tell us this morning that "as many as 200,000 Instacart shoppers could walk off the job" today in a strike protes... ...
  • Tesla's 2019 Turning Point

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 28, 2020
    2019 will be remembered as the year the automotive industry decided to right-size its autonomous vehicle ambitions. Multiple auto makers tempered their v... ...
  • Safe Transportation in the Time of COVID-19

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 26, 2020
    A crisis on the pandemic scale of COVID-19 needs a solution of an equally epic scope. The thousands of workers that still actually must show up for work in an e... ...
  • Shut Uber Down Now

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 25, 2020
    By now it is pretty clear that everywhere outside of China and South Korea human beings are doing a lousy job of "social distancing," locking down, and shelteri... ...
  • The Virus of Autonomy

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 24, 2020
    Car companies, start-ups, and investors across the globe have embraced and spread the virus of autonomous vehicle technology.  The infection got its start ... ...
  • Chris Webber: Loyalty and Teamwork Matter

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 23, 2020
    It was 31 years ago that Chris Webber, vice president of the Global Automotive Practice (GAP) at Strategy Analytics, began his automotive research and consultin... ...
  • Uber's $10B Wrecking Ball

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 20, 2020
    As the world wrestles with the consequences of a novel coronavirus, COVID-19, running wild laying waste to health care systems, communities, and economies, it i... ...
  • The Gift of COVID-19

    by Roger Lanctot | 3月 20, 2020
    The arrival of COVID-19 is the cure for all that has ailed the world for the past few years. Hundreds of thousands have been infected. Thousands hav... ...
  • 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... ...

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