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Roger Lanctot: Overcoming the Curse of Connectivity

by Roger Lanctot

Roger Lanctot is Associate Director of Strategy Analytics, and a thought leader in the connected-car space. In this guest article, he explains how in-car connectivity is wrongly perceived by car companies, driving both talent and product development to Silicon Valley. It’s not entirely about infotainment, but it explains why Apple and Google are grabbing that initiative.
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Roger Lanctot: VW Leads the Smartphone Connectivity Parade

by Roger Lanctot

Roger Lanctot is Associate Director of Strategy Analytics, and a thought leader in the connected-car space. In this guest article, he notes that VW is slyly moving to the front of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay rollouts. “It is only the latest chapter in the smartphone integration arms race.”
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Roger Lanctot: Car Dealers in the Middle of Dashboard Clash

by Roger Lanctot

Roger Lanctot is Associate Director of Strategy Analytics, and a thought leader in the connected-car space. In this guest article, he examines radio’s role in the car. “Radios may be more difficult to find in the car, but the radio is no less relevant and no less powerful.”
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Roger Lanctot: Taking the Measure of Car Radio Listening

by Roger Lanctot

Roger Lanctot is Associate Director of Strategy Analytics, and a thought leader in the connected-car space. In this guest article, he notes missing metrics for in-car radio listening. “It’s time for researchers to get behind the wheel and plumb the mysteries of in-vehicle listening.”
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Roger Lanctot: Car Radio Facing Digital Vulnerability

by Roger Lanctot

Roger Lanctot is Associate Director of Strategy Analytics, and a thought leader in the connected-car space. In this guest article, he starts by noting that GM removed HD Radio from five 2015 car models, and nobody seemed to care. “HD Radio is poised to realize its full potential to transform the listening and content integration experience in the car. But work remains to be done and questions of signal quality must be resolved. Recent events suggest that consumers and (at least one) car maker are in danger of tuning out.”
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Roger Lanctot: Cars Will Have Radios in 2015

by Roger Lanctot

Roger Lanctot is Associate Director of Strategy Analytics, and a thought leader in the connected-car space. In this guest article, he discusses the value of AM/FM radio on the dashboard. “Cars may be losing their CD players, but cars will definitely have radios in 2015. The only problem is that you may not be able to find the radio…” Continue Reading

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Roger Lanctot: Free Radio @ Risk

Could wireless carriers take over the broadcast of radio content, removing a vital source of free, over-the-air content and information delivery? Guest Columnist Roger Lanctot of Strategy Analytics examines the question in the context of a Teracom report which denies it could ever happen. Lanctot didn’t think it could either … until he heard the report. Continue Reading

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Can FM Radio Be Liberated from the Car?

“The once-ubiquitous FM radio is today primarily enjoyed in the car, where a growing variety of audio consumption occurs. But stored and streamed content on mobile devices is steadily marginalizing the broadcast portion of in-car listening, sucking the audience lifeblood out of the medium.” Connected-car analyst Roger Lanctot contributes this guest column that examines how Sprint is handling its NextRadio implementation of FM in smartphones. Continue Reading

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Google’s Android Auto: “Look What I Can Do!”

Roger Lanctot is Associate Director of Strategy Analytics, and a thought leader in the connected-car space. He is an influential voice in the field of automotive infotainment systems, and safety, in cars of the present and future. In this article, Roger Lanctot questions whether Google’s Android Auto initiative is ready for primetime. Do Google and Apple suffer from attention deficit disorder? Continue Reading