I was in NYC last week for a wedding and when I travel, I like to use ride-share to get around. I talk to my drivers about being a driver, the city, and anything else they care to share all while observing the city through a passenger window. All the rides I took on this … Continue reading Rideshare and Congestion: Mixed Messages and Conclusions
At a speech in Detroit in early March, President Trump announced that he would instruct the EPA to re-evaluate conclusions it posted last fall regarding mpg standards on personal vehicles and light trucks. The comments were in response to a lobbying effort by American automakers, efforts that were supported by U.S. based executives from foreign automakers. … Continue reading The Future of Electric Vehicles is uncertain….yet…..still kind of certain.
Last month, I traveled to CES in order to sit through a day-long series of autonomous vehicle and mobility related panel discussions. The very first one featured John Casesa, Group Director of Global Strategy at Ford Motor Company. He discussed many things, but one in particular caught my attention. He brought attention to the shift … Continue reading I Went on Police Ride Along to Learn About the Future of Automotive Design
Have you ever stayed in a hotel room that was wired to record audio and visual? Would you? Probably not. It’s MLK day today. His hotels were regularly bugged by the FBI. Donald Trump is about to be sworn in as President. It’s alleged that his hotel room in Moscow was monitored by the FSB. … Continue reading Privacy Challenges and Changes in our (Automated) Ride-Share Future
While in Vegas last week for CES, I made a point of taking Uber everywhere and talking to my drivers about their experiences. Ride-sharing has been touted by providers and urban planners alike as a way to reduce the number of cars on the road, but it turns out that not all economies are created … Continue reading Benefits of Ride-Sharing Not Realized in All Cities
I spent last week in Vegas for CES and was there specifically for the emphasis on Autonomous Vehicles (AV). There were tons of representatives from car companies, the media; all the usual players. To my surprise, next to me sat a man named Roland DeSantis, whose nametag indicated that he works for ExxonMobil (EM). I … Continue reading ExxonMobil to Play Big Role in the Connected Future of Autonomous Vehicles