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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Auto Recalls Down Overall, But Not For Everyone
As the United States approaches Vehicle Safety Recalls Week (March 8th to 12th), there is a natural pause and curiosity around how manufacturers are doing. Given a 42% increase in recalls from 2014 onward and a rise in electronics and software which, per OESA’s Automotive Defect and Recall Report, n...
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Action Or Talk: The Governmental Chasm To Navigate For The Auto Industry
Nearly twenty-nine years ago, Ross Perot famously quipped in a U.S. Presidential debate that “… you make more [revenue] making computer chips than you do potato chips,” while talking about how government can enable or disable technological advances.
Monday, July 19, 2021
Five Risk Assessments Where Automotive Giants Need To Improve To Compete With Startups
Per LIFE Magazine (Nov, 1967), there were only two cars in the entire state of Ohio in 1895, and legend has it that they collided with each other. Regardless of whether this tale predated the era of “fake news”, its cautionary tale suggests we humans sometimes misjudge risk until facing the conseque...
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Motorcycle Sales, Deaths And Questions Increase
Be it on-road motorcycles, scooters, off-road bikes or mopeds, the motorcycle market has increased. It was originally projected to increase by the Motorcycle Industry Council by 3.7% Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2025, but no one foresaw a pandemic. “As consumers adjusted to new ...
Monday, April 26, 2021
Musk Or Farley: Figuring Out Who Is The Tommy Boy Of Autonomous Cars
A Twitter exchange over the past 36 hours between two automotive Chief Executive Officers — Jim Farley of Ford and Elon Musk of Tesla — has provided the public some online entertainment. The inferences should truly scare minimally the one set of customers — let alone investors on Wall Street and dri...