Automotive

Our monthly Auto Demand Index (ADI) is the only metric that scientifically measures the U.S. auto demand and forecasts changes in demand over the next six months. This unique metric alone can justify many times the subscription cost. As a consumer research firm, we have ongoing research projects. We can quickly add specific questions to our work or develop dedicated projects and offer you timely data on topics such as electric cars, the luxury market, vehicle safety, and fuel economy.

Robert Austin
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When I Finally Buy My First Electric Car, Will I Be Able To Charge It At Home?

Robert Austin sheds light on the primary concern when it comes to EVs – where and how to charge them. He takes an in-depth look at HomeStation Level 2 charger.

Robert Austin
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Ford - Forging Ahead In The E.V. Race

Bob Austin discusses Ford’s exciting EV strategy.

Andrew H. Sweet
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Tesla 'Bows To Pressure,' Announces User Data To Be Stored In China

Tesla has bowed to Beijing pressure and announced that it will move Chinese user data to a new center in China, raising concerns that the move will set a precedent for other tech companies dealing with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Raghavan Mayur
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Automotive Demand Index Slips Slightly, Still Very Strong

TechnoMetrica forecasts auto sales will remain strong in the coming months, hovering around 18.5 to 19.0 million annualized units.

Robert Austin
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Flexibility, Innovation, And Consideration For Others Help To Overcome Unexpected Challenges

Bob Austin explains how attitude is everything in this article. He demonstrates, using a real-life case study, how flexibility, innovation, and consideration for others can help overcome unexpected challenges.

Mark Pfeifle
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Public Worried About Cyber Attacks

Mark Pfeifle, a cybersecurity expert, discusses the results of a recent TIPP Poll on the subject as well as steps to improve cybersecurity.

Robert Austin
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Is College The Wisest And Most Rewarding Investment Of Your Child's Time And Your Money?

Bob Austin reflects on his life in this thought-provoking essay and emphasizes the value of matching personality and profession. A must-read for anyone at the junction of choosing a career or considering a career change.

Robert Austin
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Automotive Leadership: Volvo Cars Aspires To Become A Circular Business

In this article, Robert Austin discusses how Volvo Cars hopes to save more than $100 million in annual operating costs while reducing 2.5 million tons of carbon emissions by implementing Circular Business principles.

Robert Austin
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Do I believe in Global Warming? I'm glad you asked that question…

In response to reader inquiries regarding his previous columns, Robert Austin attempts to clarify his personal position on the issues.

Robert Austin
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Automotive Demand Index Strong As The Stimulus Kicks In

TechnoMetrica's Auto Demand Index shows good momentum and forecasts new car sales will be strong in the coming months.

Robert Austin
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Buckminster Fuller May Have Said It Best When He Coined The Term "Spaceship Earth"

Everything we do has consequences. Bob Austin introduces Buckminster Fuller and his concept of Spaceship Earth and how it can help us if we keep the idea in mind and weigh what we can do against what we should do.

Robert Austin
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Fuels, From Firewood to Hydrogen

Bob Austin addresses the evolution of hydrogen technology and the potential it holds for powering cars and other applications.