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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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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Autonomous Fear

By |2018-07-16T21:42:35+00:00September 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+00:00August 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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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Swimming in a Sea of Oil

By |2018-07-17T23:50:32+00:00February 5th, 2015|Categories: Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published February 4, 2015, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Last year the U.S. achieved a goal long considered unapproachable: It surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s largest producer of oil. At 12.5 million barrels per day, the U.S. now extracts more oil than any of the OPEC countries, and more than Iran, Iraq, Kuwait [...]

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Market Forces Challenge Electric Car Industry

By |2018-07-19T00:44:29+00:00September 4th, 2012|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Electric Cars|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published October 3, 2012, Los Angeles Daily Journal - In his January 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced to the world that the U.S. would lead the charge to replace the internal combustion engine that has been powering cars for the last 100 years. “We can replace our dependence on oil with [...]

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Will Oil Become Extinct?

By |2018-07-19T18:40:03+00:00April 3rd, 2011|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published April 4, 2011, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Twenty-one million barrels.  Crude oil, that is; or more specifically, the amount of crude oil the United States consumes on a daily basis.  What is surprising about this is not that most of our supply comes from foreign sources – that is a fact adopted by all but the [...]

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