Hey Car, I’m Talking to You

There is this idea that speaking to your car, having your car understand you, and having the car correctly do your bidding should just be. It’s assumed an “isness”, a current condition state, not just the future, but the now. May people are genuinely vexed that their vehicle is not KITT. I have never seen […] more…

Hey Apple, Besides Megan, Where Are Your Titan Women?

I’ve been reading with fascination about all the rumors of Apple’s Project Titan, their supposed top secret plans to make a category killing electric vehicle. I hope they are making a vehicle and actually manufacture and sell it and make more and more and more vehicle, become a full model line-up car company. What fun. […] more…

Hi. My Name Is Charlotte.

I was having breakfast with Andy Palmer, the CEO of Aston Martin the other day and he was explaining how Aston segments the design of new vehicles to an ideal customer. They have modeled Vanquish, DB9, Rapide, and Vantage “customers” by giving each a name and biography. The DBX concept is the first vehicle Aston […] more…

OTA mandate? May be worth considering.

I am a big believer in over-the-air updates to automobiles. I absolutely love what Tesla has done. I was trolling Tesla’s update logs the other day and realized since September 2012, they have performed 29 software releases for the Model S comprising of multiple updates! Twenty-nine software releases over roughly 32 months is about one […] more…

More About Horsepower

Enough about vagina-power and back to a topic near and dear to my heart, horsepower. I want a new car. I want an Aston Martin DB9. No wait, I want a Maserti Ghibli. Hmmmm, actually, make mine a Jaguar F-Type. I want something fast, dangerous, and beautiful. Something completely silly and senseless and so very […] more…

The Good Guys And More Gender Ramblings

Fuck all. Seriously. Sometimes you really, really have to wonder what is wrong with people. I was checking out this group, Lifograph, who holds these meet ups for tech women and also sessions start-ups can pitch to VCs. I’ve been to one of the Women Tech Events and while the event was a bit vague […] more…

GRRRRLLLLL Power!

I’ve been attending several events dedicated to “women at work” in an effort to see what professional women are doing, are concerned with, and what I can steal to make the Women in Automotive Technology (WAT) group better. The events I’ve recently attended include Lesbians Who Tech (LWT) summit and Women Grow (WG) meet up, […] more…

It Is My Car And My Data

I am prepping for a panel for Consumer Telematics Show on January 5th and the moderator sent over a question that I’ve been asked many, many, many times: Who owns the data from a connected vehicle? This question always surprises me because it seems very simple to me. Just like the vehicle itself, the vehicle […] more…

Oh Andy…(aka hacking part 2)

Let me be really, really clear here – I KNOW a wireless vector attack on a vehicle’s embedded modem is possible. I think it is very, very hard to wirelessly alter a vehicle’s system. And I do not think that taking control of vehicles and causing it to crash via the wireless modem is a […] more…

Hacking The Connect Car – Fact vs. Myth

I’ve been thinking a lot about security and the connected vehicle. It started quite some time ago when I worked at Toyota. I was involved in helping investigate and secure embedded telematics systems and I know first hand how very, very seriously automotive OEMs take the responsibility. But I also know there is a tremendous […] more…
Powered by Wordpress | Fluxipress Theme