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Category Archives: Driving it Tomorrow

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS UPDATE

THESE DAYS, I get most of my automotive ken from the weekly Automotive News, the primary journal of worldwide automotive industry happenings. Here are a few tidbits. Some educate me, … Continue reading

February 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

WHO’S GOING TO ANTE UP? PART 2

YESTERDAY, I SHARED some of Deloitte Development LLC’s views on the economics of tomorrow’s advanced mobility. Today in Part 2, tidbits on infrastructure are gleaned from more of its Deloitte … Continue reading

January 22, 2020 · 2 Comments

WHO’S GOING TO ANTE UP? PART 1

ONE OF THE neat spiffs of a subscription to Automotive News is its occasional addition of Deloitte Insights. Early in 2019, I shared tidbits from Deloitte Insights: Express Land Ahead. … Continue reading

January 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

WOZNIAK DISSENTS ON FULLY AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

STEVE WOZNIAK, one would think, would be a proponent of fully autonomous vehicles. However, within the last month, Wozniak spoke at a J.D. Power Auto Revolution conference in Las Vegas … Continue reading

November 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

DEMISE OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION—YET AGAIN?

PLENTY OF SAVVY people have predicted the swift death of the internal-combustion engine. T. Rowe Price, for example, made an ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) prediction for 2025: “… only 10-15 … Continue reading

August 19, 2019 · 3 Comments

CHECK THOSE TIRES, SIR?

GRANDPA WILL have to explain that “service station” attendants used to ask whether you wanted your tire pressures checked during refueling, this along with giving the windshield a polishing. These … Continue reading

August 8, 2019 · 3 Comments

FUEL CELLS 2019

EVEN BEFORE my Fairbanks to Vancouver and Las Vegas to San Diego adventures in 2007, I’ve been enthusiastic about FCEVs, electric vehicles generating their own electricity from hydrogen fuel cells. … Continue reading

May 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

EVS—THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE INDIFFERENT

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS is an excellent weekly source of its industry’s happenings and trends. In particular, it has presented a variety of facts and opinions on electric vehicles. Here are a … Continue reading

April 15, 2019 · 4 Comments

TEMPERING UTOPIA—A VIEW FROM DELOITTE PART 2

HERE’S PART 2 of my tidbits gleaned from “Tempering the Utopian Vision of the Mobility Revolution,” by Craig A. Giffi, Joseph Vitale Jr., and Ryan Robinson, one of the articles … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

TEMPERING UTOPIA—A VIEW FROM DELOITTE PART 1

DELOITTE INSIGHTS: Express Lane Ahead was recently published as an informative 25-page spiff to Automotive News, my weekly source of auto industry matters. Here in Parts 1 and 2, today … Continue reading

February 17, 2019 · 3 Comments