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Car manufacturers are embedding connectivity and sensor solutions to deliver more in-vehicle services. Connected infotainment systems and advanced driver assistance systems are two technologies…
Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 18, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
In our modern age, technology has become omnipresent. We rely on technology to help make our lives easier and to help us to solve problems that would otherwise take much longer without. Computers have a very big presence in society and we are seeing exponential growth not only…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on August 17, 2017 at 10:50am — No Comments
Distracted driving accounted for over 3,000 deaths in 2015 and another 300,000 injuries due to accidents involving distracted drivers. It is estimated that approximately 660,000 drivers use cell phones while driving during daylight…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on August 2, 2017 at 10:15am — No Comments
For a long time, road safety has been a major concern. Since most collisions are as a result of some sort of human error, vehicle and motorcycle manufacturers have sought to integrate technologies that automate the driving process. Although riding a motorcycle can be a…Continue
Added by Dixie Somers on July 27, 2017 at 4:39pm — No Comments
Recently, manufacturers have opted to install more advanced safety features into cars that help prevent accidents. Some of these features come automatically in certain cars or are available as options in others. Here is a list of awesome technological features that have entered the market to help prevent and minimize accidents and injuries.
Added by Brooke Chaplan on May 26, 2017 at 2:25pm — No Comments
Although we often hear about technology distracting drivers, today's gadgets actually have a hugely positive impact on driver safety. From hands-free phone calls to GPS navigation, it's easy to make the most of technology while on the…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on May 3, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments
According to an article in Tire Business, it is essential for automotive service repair facilities to adopt and embrace technology. Last year was the first year…Continue
Added by Tim Clay on April 26, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments
At the recent Adobe Summit, executive vice president and general manager, Brad Rencher, advised businesses that if they wish to survive in the future, they have to become “experience…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on April 25, 2017 at 6:49am — No Comments
Automotive junkies know just how many different vulnerabilities there are while driving a car. However, adding even the simplest car feature will greatly reduce the chance of having a car accident. Give these seven cool new car features a look.
Added by Rachael Murphey on March 24, 2017 at 1:32pm — No Comments
Millennials are growing in number and their car buying preferences are vastly different than baby boomers or Gen X. There are so many conflicting reports and studies, so I recently read up on the subject and came across several interesting pieces of information that I thought I’d share in this blog:…Continue
Added by Devin Koskan on February 24, 2017 at 5:34am — No Comments
Technology has drastically changed the way businesses and auto dealers operate.
Hey, think about it. It was not too far in the distant past that we did just about everything via fax machine. Leads came in, financing was secured and, well, just about everything was via fax.
One day, while bringing my vehicle into a large, very well-known dealership for service, a rather comical scene played out before my eyes. While the shuttle driver was leaving the dealership, his mini-van full with customers, all of a sudden a strong gust of wind came through. The shuttle van’s windows were open at the…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on February 13, 2017 at 5:17am — No Comments
When looking at the future of the auto industry, specifically retail, it’s easy to get caught up in the “shiny objects” and focus on all the cool technology such as autonomous cars, ride-sharing, virtual reality sales, and all of the “disruptors” that are entering the space.
This can serve as a bit of a distraction and, as a…
The customer experience at your dealership is more important than ever before.
With start-ups aiming to take away sales by luring customers with promises of a hassle-free buying experience, customers are starting to realize that they no longer have to sit at a dealership for hours. In fact Amazon France…
Added by Mike Gorun on January 3, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments
Although people commonly upgrade most of the products that they use in their daily lives regularly, many of them stubbornly refuse to upgrade their cars for…Continue
Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 8, 2016 at 9:57am — No Comments
There's a revolution brewing in the auto industry. For several years now, cars have been moving in the direction of better fuel efficiency with the eventual goal of becoming completely electric. However, the more exciting development is in self-driving…Continue
Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 5, 2016 at 4:12pm — No Comments
Added by Ujj Nath on November 14, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments
Technology changes in our industry faster than many of us can keep up with. It seems like new services and innovations pop up weekly. Do we know which innovations consumers are sure to like or not? Of…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on November 8, 2016 at 5:14am — No Comments
In my many discussions with dealers, the one question that invariably comes up is “What is online retailing, really?” They’ll then begin to tell me how consumers can already buy a car online from them. They have a widget with which a consumer can get their trade value. They have an online payment calculator. Customers…Continue
Added by Joe Orr on September 28, 2016 at 5:41am — No Comments
I’m not talking about cruise control or auto-pilot. I’m talking about autonomy. The very…Continue