To EV or NOT to EV?

To EV or NOT to EV?
by Roger C. Lanctot on 01-12-2023 at 10:00 am

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It’s anybody’s guess when it comes to future demand for EVs. KPMG is the latest to put a perspective out on the subject – drastically slashing timelines for EV adoption based on a survey of senior industry executives. KPMG says the surveyed executives reported a median expectation for EV adoption by 2030 to 35% of sales from 65% … Read More


Don’t Lie to Me

Don’t Lie to Me
by Roger C. Lanctot on 12-11-2022 at 6:00 pm

Dont Lie to Me

Some things just really rile me up. Mark Zuckerberg testifying before Congress. Bernie Madoff explaining his investment strategy. Elon Musk inveighing against restrictions on free speech. But there is a new candidate for boiling my blood – word of a potential merger of vehicle data aggregators Wejo and Otonomo.

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U.S. Automakers Broadening Search for Talent and R&D As Electronics Take Over Vehicles

U.S. Automakers Broadening Search for Talent and R&D As Electronics Take Over Vehicles
by Tony Hayes on 10-06-2022 at 6:00 am

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The auto industry isn’t for the faint of heart in late 2022. As Deloitte recently explained, chip shortages, supply chain bottlenecks, unpredictable consumer demand and the industry overhaul mandated by the rise of EVs are all creating unprecedented turmoil in this key sector. One particularly pressing challenge is the ongoing… Read More


Super Cruise Saves OnStar, Industry

Super Cruise Saves OnStar, Industry
by Roger C. Lanctot on 10-02-2022 at 6:00 pm

Super Cruise Saves OnStar Industry

Listen in on any automotive podcast, earnings call, or attend any automotive industry event and you will hear about “software defined” cars and “service oriented architectures.” This euphemistic terminology obscures the reality that cars in most major markets are almost universally connected – even if the owners of those … Read More


GM Should BrightDrop-Kick Cruise

GM Should BrightDrop-Kick Cruise
by Roger C. Lanctot on 09-18-2022 at 6:00 pm

GM Should BrightDrop Kick Cruise

The GM Authority newsletter informed us last week that General Motors’ BrightDrop commercial vehicle group was planning to adopt autonomous vehicle technology created by GM-owned Cruise Automation for its delivery vans. Days later, Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt announced plans to bring its nascent autonomous taxi service to Phoenix… Read More


MAB: The Future of Radio is Here

MAB: The Future of Radio is Here
by Roger C. Lanctot on 09-04-2022 at 6:00 am

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Good story telling is what helps drive change, engage consumers, and define progress. Steve Newberry, CEO of Quu, is a master of the craft.

He told two stories, in particular, at the Michigan Association of Broadcasters event last week in Traverse City, Mich. The first story was to simply note for the broadcasters in attendance

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ITSA – Not So Intelligent Transportation

ITSA – Not So Intelligent Transportation
by Roger C. Lanctot on 05-01-2022 at 10:00 am

ITSA Not So Intelligent Transportation

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) passed last year in the U.S. earmarks billions of dollars that can be used for the deployment of potentially life-saving C-V2X car connectivity technology. The U.S. Department of Transportation and state DOTs are poised to commence that spending, but one thing stands in the … Read More


GM’s Postcard from Fantasyland

GM’s Postcard from Fantasyland
by Roger C. Lanctot on 11-07-2021 at 6:00 am

GMs Postcard from Fantasyland

In the midst of what may well be the greatest electric vehicle debacle of the nascent EV era, General Motors put on a happy face telling investors two weeks ago that all things EV and autonomous were going swimmingly to plan with gumdrops and sugar plums coming on the road ahead. GM claimed before-end-of-year availability for the… Read More


Can/Will NHTSA Rein in AVs Bad Boys?

Can/Will NHTSA Rein in AVs Bad Boys?
by Roger C. Lanctot on 09-08-2021 at 10:00 am

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There’s a new sheriff in town at the U.S. Department of Transportation in the form of Department Secretary Pete Buttigieg with an acting deputy in Acting Administrator Dr. Steve Cliff at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA has served notice on bad boy Tesla CEO Elon Musk that it is investigating

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