Amid ongoing speculation about whether haggling will eventually cease to be part of buying a car, we’ve spent some time recently reflecting on why it’s so painful. We know that many customers don’t like to haggle – in fact around three-quarters of younger car buyers in the UK are put off from price negotiation as […]

Another week, another round of autonomous vehicle announcements. The last seven days’ worth included a few that caught our attention here, not least the news that Voyage’s self-driving cars are set to be introduced to The Villages, a 125,000-resident retirement community in Florida, US. This second ‘deployment’ will see the company’s autonomous vehicles operating across […]

There has been much written recently on how autonomous cars may change our lives and landscapes if their use becomes widespread. Before then, however, the increasing acceptance and adoption of electric cars may introduce rather more prosaic and iterative changes. just-auto.com recently reported that Shell “is trying to rethink the refuelling station for the electric […]

At Meda we’re always thinking about how we can help brands to deliver better retail experiences – and with substantial amounts being invested in new and refurbished facilities, we increasingly ask: will the returns support these investments, and is scale a requirement for delivering great experiences? Our thoughts on those questions, and why we take […]

Seems that car makers are having a lot of fun right now. For all the doom-mongering from disruptionistas around an imminent collapse of the mainstream manufacturers, there sure is a press-storm of news about their plans for our future. From stalking the edges of SXSW for the last few years to this year’s floor shows […]

A conversation yesterday around the Picking up the pace post flicked a lightbulb (LED?) on about the current debate around what ‘drives’ cars; and if, perhaps, our cars are potentially this Century’s ‘difference engine’? A word of warning, though. I’m not at all certain where this is going, or even if there’s a point to […]

Here’s a good read (thank you, as always, Nautilus) on why we should take words (and writing) seriously. Especially puns. Why? Because the ambiguity our language offers isn’t simply an excuse for seriously unpunny puns, but an opportunity to explore “how languages use words to capture reality and how the words we inherit as native […]