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Monday, November 8, 2021

New “Pink Tax” Study Shows Women Pay Upwards Of $7,800 More For Car Ownership

Some informed readers might have been rejoicing in recent years that the gender gap in pay has generally been shrinking, albeit not quickly enough. In 1869, women were paid 50% of their male counterparts for doing the same job (a.k.a, “controlled gender gap”), in the mid 1960’s it increased due to t...
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#Management Consulting #Automotive #innovation

Monday, November 8, 2021

Automotive Is Hoping That Infrastructure Can Be Sexy This Time

The Harvard Business Review article Fixing U.S. Politics cites several key conclusions based upon political theories, empirical studies and practical experience, which include 1) the heavily partisan system is broken, 2) people incorrectly think of it as public institution based upon high-minded pri...
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#Quality #Automotive #innovation

Monday, November 8, 2021

The Unforeseen Way Connected Cars Are Keeping Rideshare Drivers Safer

We were always told connected cars would save our lives and change the way we do business, but it’s doubtful anyone foresaw this.
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#Functional Safety #Automotive #innovation

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Emerging Tech For Autonomous Vehicles: Thermal Stereo Sensing

Over the past five years, there have been a series of high-profile cases of vehicles misinterpreting the driving environment while using Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS). Most recently in July, algorithms inside of Tesla’s TSLA +1.4% Full Self-Driving (FSD) system-initiated slowdowns for th...
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#Management Consulting #Automotive #innovation

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The Same Lesson From Both Nikola Motors And Theranos: Pop The Hood

The criminal trial of Elizabeth Holmes, the former founder and CEO of Theranos, started yesterday in San Jose, California. The trial of Trevor Milton, the former founder and CEO of Nikola Motors, awaits its time in court, likely in the coming weeks or months. The two stories have eerily similar cres...
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#Management Consulting #Automotive #innovation

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

The Vehicles Of Climate Change: Does Our Future Require Hardening Of The Vehicles Or Insurance?

In early June, Joe Johnston (80) and Susan Johnston (78) drove their 2019 Lincoln Nautilus from their hometown in Naples, Florida, for an extended visit with their grandchildren in Grosse Pointe, MI, when a 500-year storm and 100-year storm hit the area within weeks of each other in June and July. “...
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#Functional Safety #Quality #innovation