Google, Amazon and Apple are in a war to control the extended home. The automobile is part of that equation. Google, Amazon and Apple are in a three-way heavyweight fight for home supremacy. When it comes to the home - if Google and Amazon are Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali (two pound-for-pound greats) then Apple is Archie Moore (a great heavyweight but … Continue reading Why Apple Needs to Build the Apple Car
Our full analysis comparing the personality traits of Mary Barra vs. Elon Musk may be found HERE. Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about our CEO Personality Analytics service. If you wish to run a query on a particular CEO, send us an email at the above address and be sure to include CEO name … Continue reading GM’s Mary Barra vs. Tesla’s Elon Musk – A CEO Personality Comparison
What Is A LiDAR System? Light Detection And Ranging ("LiDAR") sensors are detection and survey systems to estimate the proximity of a target object. LiDAR sensor systems consist of four primary elements: 1.) Lasers 2.) Scanners 3.) Photodetector receivers 4.) GPS navigation systems. LiDAR systems enable autonomous vehicles (or robots), to observe the world with: a.) Continuous 360 … Continue reading Meet Luminar Technologies – the LiDAR Company Powering Toyota’s Autonomous Vehicle Program
Uber Flying Cars? Under-Promise & Over-Deliver
I love Bob Lutz but don't agree with his doomsday scenario for the automobile.
CEORater Podcast Ep. 64: Waymo Extends Lead In Autonomous Vehicle Segment: From the Wall Street Journal: "Autonomous cars may not need a driver, but they still need a good mechanic. Waymo LLC, the driverless-car unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc. has signed up AutoNation Inc. to service robovans that are being tested in Arizona and … Continue reading Waymo Enlists AutoNation to Service Some of Its Robovans
Uber's corporate governance - or lackthereof - is a hurdle in consumating a deal with Softbank. We are not fans of entrenched founders and out-sized voting stakes.
WSJ article: Toyota’s Talking Car Wants to Be Your Clingy BFF Embedded voice-based intelligence/AI within the automobile - one more reason for Apple, Amazon, Google/Alphabet and Microsoft to insert/expand their footprint within the auto sector. Vehicles are feature-rich and lend themselves well to voice-based commands/ AIs. Each of Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft could readily … Continue reading The Auto Sector is as Fluid as Any. Who Will Dominate in an Autonomous, AI-Driven World?