The Long And The Short Of It

By | 2018-05-18T20:10:31+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Electric Cars, Tesla|

Electric car manufacturer Tesla has been called many things: a newcomer, a disrupter, a game-changer, and among many others, the company that revolutionized an industry not fond of revolution. And while receiving all of these well-deserved accolades, it is equally deserving of another descriptive title: financial catastrophe. This month, Tesla released its 2018 first quarter financials, [...]

A Development in Progress

By | 2018-05-11T20:50:54+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Autopilot, Department of Transportation, DOT, Electric Cars, NHTSA, Tesla, Uber|Tags: , , , , |

Last month, two U.S. citizens lost their lives to autonomous vehicles: Elaine Herzberg, who was struck by a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Arizona and Walter Huang, whose autonomously driven Tesla Model X hit a freeway concrete divider in Mountain View, California. The two incidents ignited a fiery debate on the issue of autonomous vehicles, and their [...]

A Bit More Than A Coin

By | 2018-03-16T00:51:32+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Electric Cars, Ford|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Jonathan Michaels There once existed a time when technological advances brought us “amazing” inventions, like the microwave oven or the cordless phone. In the day, it seemed as if life suddenly moved from a gray-scale existence to a two-dimensional kaleidoscope of colorful brilliance, as fax machines, cable TV and portable cassette players dazzled consumers by [...]

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The Future of Privacy

By | 2018-02-20T18:35:32+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, DOT, Electric Cars, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It all started with Cadillac really. In 1996, General Motors introduced the Cadillac OnStar system — an onboard communication system that linked active drivers with a GM call center — and with that the world of consumer privacy forever be changed. The OnStar system was a road paved with the best of intentions. Drivers could get [...]

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Electrifying!

By | 2018-01-12T19:11:02+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Electric Cars, Ford, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This week, the 51st rendition of the Consumer Electronics Show will rain down on the desert, Las Vegas style. Originated in 1967 as a small offshoot of the Chicago Music Show, CES has blossomed into the largest convention Las Vegas holds, by a long shot. With 2.4 million square feet of convention floor space that will [...]

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Will They Make The Turn?

By | 2017-12-06T21:37:35+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Electric Cars, General Motors, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

There once existed a time when the financial question of the day was whether Tesla’s stock would ever fall from its dizzying height of $395 per share. For a car company that only sold its first car nine years ago, and that has never turned a profit, it was a legitimate question.   Now the question [...]

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It’s Harder Than It Looks

By | 2017-11-08T23:09:27+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Electric Cars, Tesla|

This past summer, Tesla accomplished the unimaginable: It became the most valuable car company in the nation, surpassing both General Motors and Ford in total market value. With a market cap of $66 billion, Tesla stunned an industry that has high barriers to entry and is steeped in rich tradition. By comparison, the numbers are jaw-dropping. [...]

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Autonomous Fear

By | 2017-09-07T19:18:12+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: Automotive Trends, Automotive Weaponry, Electric Cars|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The future is already here in many respects, at least as it relates to autonomous vehicles. While fully autonomous “level 5” vehicles are still some time out, scores of automakers are already introducing level 2 (partial driving automation) and level 3 (conditional driving automations) vehicles to the consuming public.   This year, the redesigned Cadillac CT6 [...]

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The Truth About Lithium

By | 2017-09-06T17:20:02+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Electric Cars|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Lithium – the natural resource mined from the Earth’s crust – is perhaps the best-known commodity that people know the least about. Yet with multiple sovereign states betting their future on an industry bustling with electric vehicles, failure to understand the world’s order on the non-renewable element could prove fatal. Originally discovered in 1817 by Swedish [...]

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E-Signing the Way to Increased Profits

By | 2017-07-11T16:26:23+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Trends|Tags: , |

In the mobile era, signing a contract is as simple as a swipe, click and tap.  Unless you are a dealer.  Federal law authorizes electronic contracts and signatures; yet the California Uniform Electronic Transactions Act prohibits electronic signatures on new or used auto sales and lease agreements, making California the only state to where dealers – [...]

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