Thirteen years ago, General Motors announced the introduction of a voice-enabled integration of Facebook in its cars. The announcement reflected the irresistible urge to please consumers and lead the market.
Today, multiple car makers are introducing games, streaming video, and social media apps, the most prominent of which… Read More
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
“I sell new cars to legitimize my used car business.” – Wes Lutz, president Extreme Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep, RAM Inc., Jackson, Mich. National Automobile Dealer Association board member
Since taking over at General Motors, CEO Mary Barra has made many radical adjustments in the company’s international footing in the interest… Read More
One of my pet beefs with the car industry is that car makers, on the whole, have failed to agree among themselves as to what basic vehicle connectivity ought to consist of. From car maker to car maker prices vary, bundles vary, free periods of service access vary and the variations get worse between model years as offers change and … Read More
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
Gamestop isn’t the only source of wild stock market gyrations. In fact, one might argue that the crazy valuations gravy train got its start at a humble little car company called Tesla Motors. Tesla’s stock has more than doubled in value from $400, six months ago, to more than $850 today.
Competing, so-called legacy, auto makers… Read More