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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Generation Forward

By | 2017-11-22T17:59:53+00:00 November 6th, 2015|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Classic Cars, Electric Cars|

By Jonathan Michaels   There once existed a time when automobiles were the embodiment of society’s love of freedom. Cars represented more than ordinary utility. For many, they were the fundamental expression of personal choice, where personality reveled in the freedom to pick up and go. Few can forget James Dean’s love of Porsches or Elvis [...]

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The Ghost in the Machine

By | 2017-07-27T23:17:00+00:00 October 8th, 2010|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Electric Cars|

It’s fascinating when you think about it, but the day has actually arrived where the average commuter car has more software code in it than existed in the Apollo 11 spacecraft that put the first man on the moon.  Just how far have we progressed?  The Apollo 11 Lunar Module of 40 years ago was run [...]

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