Autonomous Fear

By |2018-07-16T21:42:35-07:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: Automotive Trends, Automotive Weaponry, Electric Cars|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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

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The Truth About Lithium

By |2018-07-16T21:57:59-07:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Electric Cars|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Published August 1, 2017, Los Angeles Daily Journal - 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 [...]

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Phantom Stock

By |2018-08-27T16:41:09-07:00May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Electric Cars, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published May 5, 2017, Los Angeles Daily Journal -Tesla, Inc. — the famed electric car company named after Serbian physicist Nikola Tesla — has done what many considered to be the impossible: It has become the most valuable car company in the nation. Last month laid witness to Tesla’s stock surge to $314 per share, resulting [...]

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Autonomous Cars Have Finally Arrived

By |2018-07-17T17:06:05-07:00May 25th, 2016|Categories: Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Autopilot, Electric Cars|Tags: , , , , , |

Published April 5, 2016, Los Angeles Daily Journal - It is fascinating when you think about it – the day of autonomous cars has finally arrived. Google has jumped to the lead in the race, logging some 1.5 million miles in its fleet of Toyota, Audi and Lexus self-driving cars. But by no stretch is Google alone [...]

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Generation Forward

By |2018-09-18T16:51:11-07:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Classic Cars, DOT, Electric Cars|Tags: , , , , |

Published November 4, 2015, Los Angeles Daily Journal - 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 [...]

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Twenty Years Out

By |2018-07-18T00:26:37-07:00October 6th, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Classic Cars, Collector Cars, Electric Cars, Ford, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published October 7, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - In its quest to be the first manufacturer to develop an autonomous car, General Motors designed the “Highways & Horizons” pavilion — a public display of its self-driving cars that would change the way we think of private transportation. The showing represented “almost every type of terrain in [...]

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There’s No Honor in the System

By |2018-07-18T00:48:09-07:00August 11th, 2014|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Electric Cars, Fisker, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published August 6, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Fuel economy is a funny thing. While it is always a consideration for some consumers, its presence on the central stage for others frequently follows world energy politics. In 1973, when the price of crude oil quadrupled in six months during the OPEC oil embargo, fuel economy consideration [...]

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Tesla’s Federal Showdown

By |2018-07-18T16:50:56-07:00May 15th, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Electric Cars, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Published May 8, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - For thousands of automotive dealers across the United States, the dealer franchise system is as sacred as they come. Established at the turn of the 20th century as the mechanism for automakers to distribute their products to the masses, U.S. dealers have served as the blueprint for how cars [...]

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Eliminating All Doubt

By |2018-07-18T22:37:20-07:00June 4th, 2013|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Electric Cars, Tesla, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Published June 4, 2013, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Few things in life can be more daunting than the launching of a new car company. The automobile is by far the most complex – and dangerous – piece of machinery ever to be placed in the hands of a consumer. Consider that the modern day automobile has [...]

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The Electric Car Myth

By |2018-07-18T23:51:23-07:00February 5th, 2013|Categories: Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Electric Cars|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Published February 5, 2013, Los Angeles Daily Journal - In truth, it never really had the potential many had hoped for.  Supporters were hoping that the electric car would be the regeneration of an industry, but boundless enthusiasm could not replace the state of technology and sound economic principles. Until recently, profit seekers were throwing money at anything [...]

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