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Mobility Disruptors | Who Best to Help Consumers Understand Auto Tech Features?

September 14, 2017

By 
Nedlin Delgado

For seven months, I endured the high-pitched, panic-inducing beeps caused by the park assist system on my new sport-utility vehicle. Yes, it was helping me park but, at the same time, the noise was making me incredibly nervous.

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Mobility Disruptors | Show Me the Autonomy

August 24, 2017

By Eric McCready

I recently had the dubious distinction of backing into a cement pylon. Or so I thought.

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Mobility Disruptors | Mass Transit’s New Friend: The Autonomous Vehicle

August 9, 2017

By David Amodeo


Recently, a half-cent sales tax increase went into effect in Los Angeles County. The tax increase is estimated to generate $120 billion in revenue over the next 40 years, with much of this money earmarked for a substantial expansion of the county’s rail network. 

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Mobility Disruptors | Wanna Cry About Automotive Cybersecurity? You Are Not Alone

July 11, 2017

By Kristin Kolodge

Consumers may be on high alert with the recent proliferation of Wanna Cry ransomware and other cybersecurity attacks. What used to be a fairly rare event targeted at credit card fraud and identity theft is now creeping into the workplace, helped by an increasing desire to be hooked up to the rest of the world. It seems that no connected technology is safe anymore—not even our vehicles.

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Mobility Disruptors | Early Warning Bells for Autonomous Technology

June 29, 2017

By Kristin Kolodge

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Mobility Disruptors | Electric Vehicles: Interest Grows, but Consumer Understanding Doesn’t

June 14, 2017

By Chris Malott

The Millennial generation has sometimes gotten a bad rap in recent years. Seriously, type in “millennials are killing” in the search bar of your browser. The clickbait centered on this generation has reached ludicrous levels. But let’s stay composed and think about the unique attributes of this demographic, especially in terms of moving toward an electrified automotive future.

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Mobility Disruptors | What Happened to “Charging” Into the Future?

June 1, 2017

By Chris Malott

Electric vehicles of any kind have faced an uphill battle for acceptance for some time. The Honda Insight debuted in 1999 as the first, true mass market hybrid in the States and was discontinued in 2006. It re-debuted in 2008, and was discontinued again in 2014. Why? Lack of interest and poor sales. Most consumers are only familiar with one hybrid vehicle, the Prius. Kudos, Toyota.

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Mobility Disruptors | Autonomous We Trust: Tech Giant vs. Auto Supplier

May 17, 2017

By Kathy Rizk

While engineers at traditional automakers—and techies at Silicon Valley companies—race to create autonomous vehicles, each brand’s technology reputation will partially determine which of these companies wins the future. 

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Mobility Disruptors | My Trust in Autonomous Vehicles is Growing

May 3, 2017

By Kathy Rizk

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Mobility Disruptors | 2021: An Autonomous Odyssey

April 19, 2017

By David Amodeo

Digital apps. Ride sharing. Car sharing. Voice Recognition. Over-the-air updates. Vehicle-to-vehicle communications. Autonomous vehicles. 

If you were to read any automotive, technology or business publication on any given day, chances are good you’ll find a headline addressing one of these topics. What’s going on here, and why are the media so focused on these topics?

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