Thought Leadership

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EVs versus ICEs: The Not-So-Great Debate

Everywhere we look today, we see controversy. Our world is plagued by multiple wars, we’re experiencing growing income inequality, and America is more politically divided than any time since her Civil War in 1861. Despite all this conflict, people seek out opportunities to divide and debate, often for senseless reasons. There is a perfect example […]

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New Data Tells Dealers They Need Customer Experience Overhaul For EVs

If you have been following the automotive industry or global politics at all, you assuredly have noticed a few, contradictory trends: increased public sector spending on infrastructure (e.g., a 55% increase in worldwide charging stations in 2022 alone, with 360,000 of the 600,000 installed being in China), more automotive executives committing to full electrification and pulling back […]

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New Auto Cyber Study Reveals Threat Intelligence … or Lack Thereof

October is the perfect month to scare you. And unfortunately, the data from Kaspersky’s 2023 “Automotive Threat Intelligence” report where two hundred (200) C-level automotive executives were interviewed will accomplish exactly that. But the scary part is not the conclusive state of automotive designs. Quite the contrary. The scary part is we are nearly a […]

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5 Signs Your Company Needs a Software Transformation

Software started as a small discipline in the 1960s, and limited applications kept it fairly isolated from most other industries. There were large computers, then personal computers. But then we blinked our eyes and software was everywhere. It’s now engrained in virtually every company. As consumers, we benefit from hundreds—if not thousands—of software programs each year, […]

Car Accident

New Data Suggests Top 3 Causes Of Driving Risk

n a groundbreaking analysis of over a trillion miles of driving data, Arity unveils compelling insights into the behaviors that contribute most significantly to on-road risks. While driving is inherently filled with unpredictability, Arity’s comprehensive data—sourced predominantly via smart technology—paints a clearer picture of the preconditio

Car manufacturing

Mercedes, Porsche Talk Of Car-As-A-Device And Becoming Software Factories

Neil Postman, the American author, critic and educator, died exactly twenty years ago from the writing of this article. “Technological change is not additive,” he scowled. “It is ecological. A new technology does not merely add something; it changes everything.” A few years after his death, iPhones hit the market and transformed everything from mobile […]

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The Connected Vehicle Now Includes The Connected Lawyer

We’ve all been there. Anywhere between a fender bender, a routine stop and a major incident where we don’t understand the applicable laws, driver protections and desirable actions towards an amenable solution. We fumble through tense or anxious interactions with the law enforcement, and we forget to solicit the desired information from unknown witnesses and […]

Manufacturing

The Sixth Age Of Automotive Development Efficiency: “Added Intelligence”

For the better part of the last 75 years of the automotive industry, efficiency has been one of the major battlegrounds in the quest for better margins. Keeping costs down during development whilst avoiding downstream quality costs has been the ongoing focus with major shifts in industry-wide cultures. Yes, there certainly have been moments of […]

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Automotive Consolidation Driving Alliances In Consulting Services

You heard it here first but, frankly, it was quite predictable: the pandemic and subsequent financial hiccups would create winners and losers, with the losers being acquired at a rapid rate (e.g., “… unjumbling ‘coronavirus’ can spell words like ‘carnivorous’…”). Valuations would be attractive, social-distancing Boomers would want to sell and glide into retirement and multi-billion-dollar corporations […]

Auto Industry Struggling With Creating A Cyber Trust

John W. Peterson’s 1970 hymn’s chorus is “I will trust you when I cannot see, when I’m faced with adversity, and believe your will is always best for me. I will trust when I cannot see.” Good for a church, maybe, but those haven’t been the lyrics to automotive’s kumbaya over nearly the last decade […]

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