Dealerships in the Mobility Age

By |2018-11-01T16:55:40+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Autopilot, Electric Cars|Tags: , , , , |

The technology for autonomous vehicles grows daily, and the race is on to see who will own this software. Manufacturers know the threat technology poses. Why else would GM have invested $500 million in Lyft? Or Toyota contract with Uber? The challenge to be first is difficult, especially when competing with Google and Apple. Will factories [...]

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Exit Coach Radio

By |2018-10-11T17:30:45+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Autopilot, Electric Cars|Tags: , , |

Jonathan Michaels is experienced as an Attorney - and a writer - in the Automotive industry. He recently achieved a milestone as he wrote his 100th article for the Los Angeles Daily Journal! He recently made a special guest appearance on the Exit Coach Radio Podcast! It's a thought provoking conversation about technology in the automotive [...]

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Chapter 11, Here We Come

By |2018-09-20T18:05:52+00:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Ford, General Motors, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published September 19, 2018, Los Angeles Daily Journal - There’s no shame in a bankruptcy filing. The ability to discharge accumulated debt is one of the fundamental underpinnings of America’s entrepreneurial system. While no one likes to lose out on repayment of a debt, the safety net provided by the U.S. Bankruptcy Code is what allows individuals [...]

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The Long And The Short Of It

By |2018-07-16T18:20:50+00:00May 18th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Electric Cars, Tesla|

Published May 15, 2018, Los Angeles Daily Journal - 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 [...]

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A Development in Progress

By |2018-07-16T18:33:54+00:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Autopilot, Department of Transportation, DOT, Electric Cars, NHTSA, Tesla, Uber|Tags: , , , , |

Published April 24, 2018, Los Angeles Daily Journal - 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 [...]

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A Bit More Than A Coin

By |2018-07-16T18:52:27+00:00March 15th, 2018|Categories: Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Electric Cars, Ford|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Jonathan Michaels Published March 13, 2018, Los Angeles Daily Journal - 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 [...]

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The Future of Privacy

By |2018-07-16T19:39:57+00:00February 20th, 2018|Categories: Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, DOT, Electric Cars, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published February 13, 2018, Los Angeles Daily Journal - 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 [...]

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Electrifying!

By |2018-08-10T21:04:38+00:00January 11th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Electric Cars, Ford, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Published January 9, 2018, Los Angeles Daily Journal - 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 [...]

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Will They Make The Turn?

By |2018-07-16T20:13:37+00:00December 6th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Electric Cars, General Motors, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Published December 6, 2017, Los Angeles Daily Journal - 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, [...]

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It’s Harder Than It Looks

By |2018-07-16T20:47:06+00:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Electric Cars, Tesla|

Published November 8, 2017, Los Angeles Daily Journal - 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 [...]

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