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  • 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... ...
  • On GM Marketplace, Knowing Your Users, and the Difference Between "Can" and "Should"

    by Derek Viita | 12月 07, 2017
    This week GM announced the release of Marketplace, a new platform allowing consumers to conduct a variety of commerce-related interactions from their car.&... ...
  • 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... ...
  • In-Car Infotainment Systems are Distracting. Now What?

    by Derek Viita | 10月 05, 2017
    In what has become an almost-annual tradition, the American Automobile Association (AAA) is making the media rounds with distracted driving research the organiz... ...
  • GM Cruise Has a Solution, But Do They Understand the Problem?

    by Derek Viita | 10月 04, 2017
    In a Medium post yesterday, Kyle Vogt (CEO of Cruise Automation, acquired last year by GM) discussed his company's rationale for focusing their autonomous drive... ...
  • 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 ... ...