Savings Tip the Balance to EVs

Savings Tip the Balance to EVs
by Roger C. Lanctot on 02-13-2020 at 10:00 am

Savings Tip the Balance to EVs

In a rare and perhaps unfortunate moment of candor, Cruise Automation CEO Dan Ammann wrote, in his blog post describing the emergence of Cruise (a subsidiary of General Motors) that conventional internal combustion engine vehicles “break down relatively easily. And if they make it 150,000 miles, well, lucky you.”

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AAA: Killer Automotive Safety Systems

AAA: Killer Automotive Safety Systems
by Roger C. Lanctot on 12-26-2019 at 6:00 am

AAA is out with a new study, conducted on its behalf by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, that purports to show, among other things, that advanced automotive safety systems may lull drivers into a false sense of security leading to distracted driving or worse. The takeaway from this impressively elaborate study is

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Our Autonomous Moonshot

Our Autonomous Moonshot
by Roger C. Lanctot on 06-17-2018 at 7:00 am

Keynoting the TU-Automotive event in Novi, Mich., last week on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy I took the occasion to note the lofty visions to which Robert and his brother, President John F. Kennedy, aspired. We face our own challenges in the automotive industry today, with an annual global… Read More