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Ramsey Michael
Sr Director Analyst, Research and Advisory
4 years at Gartner
16 years IT Industry

Michael Ramsey is a Senior Director, analyst, in Gartner's CIO Research Group. Mr. Ramsey covers smart mobility and the evolution of the automotive industry, including digital ecosystems, the rise of vehicle autonomy, connected vehicles, new business models, advanced technologies and the monetization of connected vehicle data. Read Full Bio

There are more than enough people who would let the robot drive

by Michael Ramsey  |  May 27, 2020

A recent survey by Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) showed that 48% of 1,200 Americans polled would never get in an autonomous robot taxi. That lines up with a survey Gartner did 3 years ago. The new survey does show a bit of improvement, however. Attitudes from the “no way” contingent haven’t moved very […]

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Five Things I Learned from the 2008 Automotive Collapse That Could Apply Today

by Michael Ramsey  |  April 1, 2020

For many of us, there have been some eerie similarities between the calamitous fall of the economy in 2008 and today. For one thing, it was an election year, for another, the year started out fine before the bottom fell out. In fact, at the Detroit auto show, I remember clearly that the automotive companies […]

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The economics of autonomous cars may be disappointing

by Michael Ramsey  |  May 13, 2019

Tens of billions of dollars have been invested in autonomous taxis pursuing a disruptive business model that envisions removing the flawed human driver and replacing him with a robot that never sleeps, texts or drinks too much. The market impact of autonomous cars has been forecast to explode in a little more than a decade. […]

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