Tesla’s Secret Weapon!

Tesla’s Secret Weapon!
by Roger C. Lanctot on 02-18-2016 at 12:00 pm

Some CEO’s make things look easy and appear to enjoy their work. CEO’s like Richard Branson and Warren Buffet come to mind. These are guys that clearly enjoy what they are doing and, as a result, make everything they do look effortless and fun.

Tesla’s Chairman and CEO, Elon Musk, is another one of these types. There is an impishness… Read More


NHTSA and Google’s War on Drivers

NHTSA and Google’s War on Drivers
by Roger C. Lanctot on 02-15-2016 at 4:00 pm

Google and the National Highway Traffic Safety Admnistration (NHTSA) have recently joined forces in a battle against drivers. It is an unusual alliance and one with significant implications for the future of automotive safety in the U.S. and globally.

That alliance was manifest this week in a letter sent by NHTSA to Chris Urmson… Read More


India: Transcending Transportation Transformation

India: Transcending Transportation Transformation
by Roger C. Lanctot on 02-09-2016 at 12:00 pm

Dr. Werner Heisenberg’s “uncertainty principle” states that the more precisely the position of some particle is determined, the less precisely its momentum can be known and vice versa. Transportation is the same way. The more we study the current state of transportation the less precisely we understand … Read More


Automotive Deaths and Big Data

Automotive Deaths and Big Data
by Roger C. Lanctot on 02-07-2016 at 8:00 pm

Nothing focuses peoples’ attention quite as effectively as death and there’s been a lot of it on U.S. highways lately. Preliminary figures released this week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal that for the first nine months of 2015 traffic fatalities increased 9.3%.… Read More


Where There’s Apple, There’s a Way

Where There’s Apple, There’s a Way
by Roger C. Lanctot on 02-01-2016 at 7:00 am

With hundreds of billions of dollars overseas and ridiculous profits domestically it is safe to say that Apple can have its way with whatever industry, market or project it sets its mind to. The only sad thing is that money alone can’t cure cancer or bring Middle East peace. Money can, however, help bring a new car company into… Read More


New Vision for Traffic Cameras in 2016

New Vision for Traffic Cameras in 2016
by Roger C. Lanctot on 01-29-2016 at 7:00 am

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a traffic camera video may be worth millions. TrafficLand is poised to transform forever the use of traffic camera video information with demonstrations at the CES show in Las Vegas. In the process, TrafficLand will be overcoming years of industry ambivalence toward the use of traffic… Read More


Your Car Will Never be Secure

Your Car Will Never be Secure
by Roger C. Lanctot on 01-24-2016 at 4:00 pm

The automotive cybersecurity forum put on by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) yesterday in Washington, DC, surfaced a wide range of issues and conflicts at the heart of the connected car industry. One clear takeaway from the event was that cars will never be secure.
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The Smartphone is Dead! Long Live the Smartphone!

The Smartphone is Dead! Long Live the Smartphone!
by Roger C. Lanctot on 01-24-2016 at 10:00 am

According to a study released on the eve of CES by Accenture “heightened data security concerns, falling demand for smartphones and tablet PCs, and stagnant growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) market” are combining to stymie consumer electronics industry growth. While slow uptake of new products is normal, data security concerns… Read More


2015’s Unfinished Automotive Business

2015’s Unfinished Automotive Business
by Roger C. Lanctot on 01-02-2016 at 4:00 pm

The farther we come, the farther we have to go. While progress in advancing personal transportation was made in 2015, the year closes with glaring elements of unfinished business threatening to impede further progress toward mitigating highway fatalities and reducing emissions and congestion. These areas of unfinished business… Read More