Automotive

Crashes, declining trust, and potential bans fuel safety concerns and activism, challenging the technology’s readiness and future expansion.

On today's podcast episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss how buying alcohol online is different, what Uber’s shutdown of Drizly means for its retail media business, and how consumption habits are changing. Then for "Red-Hot Retail," our analysts give us four spicy predictions about the future of alcohol. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analyst Blake Droesch and director of Briefings Jeremy Goldman.

Ford reformulates its EV strategy after premium model sales stall. Small and affordable EVs could reignite interest while enabling expansion to emerging markets.

The leading EV manufacturer is doubling outlets and focusing on local market needs to boost adoption—lessons US manufacturers might be able to learn from.

Recent winter storms have added a slew of new challenges for EV owners who are facing longer charging times and reduced range. It’s the latest hurdle EV makers need to overcome.

Automakers and tech companies are leaning on AI, gaming, and augmented reality for key feature upgrades in future vehicles.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss what to expect in 2024, whether Google's new AI search tool will destroy traffic, a new self-checkout machine, loyalty in the age of the "zero consumer," if everyone will soon be creating digital clones of themselves, roads that can wirelessly charge electric vehicles, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian, analyst Blake Droesch, and vice president of Briefings Stephanie Taglianetti.

Auto sales bounced back last year: But high sticker prices and elevated borrowing costs are keeping many consumers on the sidelines—though this could unlock opportunities.

Some traditional automakers are making late but significant entries into the EV landscape. The transition to EVs has been a difficult one for car manufacturers, but partnerships and an increase in charging stations are starting to yield favorable results.

On today's special podcast episode, we conclude our monthly contest where we discuss the biggest trends of the moment and the newest research, sprinkle in some analysis, and bundle it up into a quiz. Every month this year, three of our analysts representing their respective coverage area teams have competed against each other—now it's time to crown a champion. Today, we cover how X (formerly Twitter) will look in 2024, whether people will buy cars online, and what we can expect from the ad market. Tune in to the discussion with this month's contestants: our analysts Evelyn Mitchell-Wolf, Carina Perkins, and Yory Wurmser.

GM’s Cruise faces upheaval with executive cuts and layoffs, while Alphabet’s Waymo expands into airport taxi services. Despite challenges, the robotaxi industry is poised for adoption.

Can EV manufacturers’ connected car technology surpass popular smartphone-based solutions? Leading carmakers, and their customers, could be forced to choose sides.

Led by Apple’s urgency to reduce reliance on China, manufacturers are pouring billions into factories in India that could expand beyond consumer electronics.

In part two of this two-part podcast episode, we discuss some predictions for 2024 that are too specific to be 100% certain about but could still come true, including: which car company Amazon could potentially acquire, how AI might land itself in hot water, and the next digital consumer privacy lawsuit. Tune in to the discussion with our vice presidents of content Suzy Davidkhanian and Paul Verna and analyst Max Willens.

Senator Markey says auto manufacturers need better data privacy measures: The statement follows a September Mozilla report alleging privacy breaches.

A new survey reveals EVs face 79% more issues than gas cars, with plug-in hybrids coming in at 146% more. This adds another challenge to a consumer shift to green vehicles.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss whether X (formerly Twitter) can recover from its latest debacle, if folks will start buying cars on Amazon, whether ad-free social networks are inevitable, companies potentially ruining "buy one, get one free" deals, United Airlines weighing using passenger data to target ads on planes, how people feel about tipping in the US, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our vice president of Briefings Stephanie Taglianetti and analysts Ross Benes and Bill Fisher.

Its Cybertruck enters a slowing, competitive EV market, challenging manufacturing limits and risking reputation with quality concerns, unclear pricing, and long pre-order waits.

Broadcom, Unity, ByteDance, and Bungie announce layoffs amid mergers, cost-cutting, and sector realignment. A strong job market isn’t translating to certain tech segments.

US out-of-home (OOH) ad spend will total $9.51 billion next year, and grow past $10 billion in 2026, according to our forecast. One unusual place those dollars are headed is advertising on wheels. That includes transit, taxis and ride-hailing services, and one of the most fun brand marketing tools there is: machines like the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.