The Great 2020 Mobility Rethink

The Great 2020 Mobility Rethink
by Roger C. Lanctot on 04-03-2020 at 10:00 am

The Great 2020 Mobility Rethink

General Motors’ announced shut down of the Maven car sharing service was hardly a surprise, especially coming in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. By the time of its demise, Maven was only operating in four or five cities, down from a high of 17. The venture was doomed from the start, and its departure is a cautionary tale for

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Takata’s Deepest Betrayal

Takata’s Deepest Betrayal
by Roger C. Lanctot on 10-06-2016 at 4:00 pm

There’s been a lot of betrayal in the automotive industry over the past few years. Consumers have been betrayed by car makers that failed to identify, report or anticipate problems or that deliberately misled their customers. But no betrayal was deeper than that of Takata and the ongoing airbag recall effort. And Takata’s… Read More


How AT&T Will Turn on Car 2 Car Connectivity

How AT&T Will Turn on Car 2 Car Connectivity
by Roger C. Lanctot on 05-26-2016 at 12:00 pm

Cnet reports that, starting this week, AT&T is offering “Unlimited Plan” customers the option to add connected cars or a ZTE Mobley Wi-Fi plug-in device to their plan for $40/month for unlimited data – $10/month will buy 1GB. The plan applies to certain Buick, Audi, Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC, Jaguar, Land… Read More