ZoneCast Blast Misses Its Mark

ZoneCast Blast Misses Its Mark
by Roger C. Lanctot on 01-19-2023 at 6:00 am

ZoneCast Blast Misses Its Mark

On my flight to Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics show I dug in to Jeff Smulyan’s autobiographical “Never Ride a RollerCoaster Upside Down – The Ups and Downs and Reinvention of an Entrepreneur.” As CEO, Chairman, and Founder of Emmis Communications Smulyan has had a front row seat to the evolution of the electronics… Read More


Hyundai’s Hybrid Radio a First

Hyundai’s Hybrid Radio a First
by Roger C. Lanctot on 12-01-2022 at 10:00 am

Hyundais Hybrid Radio a First

Current owners of a wide range of Hyundai connected cars encompassing multiple model years are receiving or have received notification of the availability (i.e. eligibility) for a software upgrade that will connect their in-vehicle radio to the Internet. For those owners who receive and have this update installed they may not… Read More


Mobility is Dead; Long Live Mobility

Mobility is Dead; Long Live Mobility
by Roger C. Lanctot on 11-24-2022 at 10:00 am

Mobility is Dead Long Live Mobility

What the hell is going on in the automotive industry. Every automotive executive is talking mobility, mobility, mobility while simultaneously divesting every mobility asset that has been amassed over the past 10 years of surging mobility mania.

The latest spinoff of a mobility asset was Volkswagen’s sale of its WeShare car … 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


Hyundai Artificial Intelligence Connected Car Insights from Patents

Hyundai Artificial Intelligence Connected Car Insights from Patents
by Alex G. Lee on 04-10-2016 at 4:00 pm

Hyundai announced its plan to develop smart car implementing artificial intelligence (AI) and V2X (vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I)) communication capability. US9159231 illustrates that Hyundai smart car will collect and transmit neighboring traffic information through the V2V communication.… Read More