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If you haven't heard already, Tesla was in a world of hurt after reporting its Quarter 1 sales. In fact, the pain was so great that some could say it almost became the Titanic with a series of unfortunate events including sales reported lower than…Continue
Added by Michia Rohrssen on April 17, 2019 at 7:31am — No Comments
All too often we get wrapped up in the finger pointing when in reality all the customer cares about is "Who's going to fix my problem?"
Once we can eliminate…Continue
Added by Veronica Dunford on March 21, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments
With increased capital & resources DealerBuilt will further improve customer service & accelerate release of in-demand technologies including F&I e-signature platform and ceDMS
Mason City Iowa, March 18, 2019 -- DealerBuilt, a…Continue
Added by Michael Trasatti on March 18, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
In my last blog, Technicians are the Key to Dealerships’ Future, I discussed how the race to acquire technicians may just be outweighed by the difficult task of retaining the ones…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on March 7, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments
If you are preparing to purchase a new car for the first time in several years, you understandably may be in awe of the many incredible new features loaded into various models and trims. It may seem as though even the base trims for many models have advanced features that you may have little or no knowledge about. These are a few of the increasingly common advanced…Continue
Added by Brooke Chaplan on February 27, 2019 at 3:12pm — No Comments
At NADA many exhibitors hyped their digital retailing solutions to support online vehicle transactions. While no one has cracked the code for a complete, seamless online transaction, there are several great solutions that provide enough functionality to meet consumer demands. After all, consumers are…Continue
The automotive industry has changed over the decades, but some of the same basic principles of manufacture still exist. These types of companies are more technology based in the modern era. Here are some of the steps that are involved with the manufacturing process.
Computers are being relied on more heavily in…Continue
Added by Rachelle Wilber on February 1, 2019 at 8:13am — No Comments
As Millennials get older, they become an increasingly important fixed ops customer segment to retain. A recent AutoLoop study found that currently, Millennials make up approximately 18% of all service appointments. And that number continues to steadily increase year over year. In fact, as shown in the graph below, Millennials and Generation Z continuously…Continue
Added by Kate Spangler on January 8, 2019 at 6:59am — No Comments
The problem is, whether it’s a DMS; CRM; service lane tool; or any other significant technology available; not all work together in…Continue
Added by Veronica Dunford on December 27, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
Added by Chris Miller on November 13, 2018 at 6:37am — No Comments
It’s a common scenario: drivers eating, texting, talking on the phone, taking care of personal grooming, or even reading while on the road. Loosely termed “distracted driving,” it includes any activity drivers engage in when they’re behind the wheel, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
A recent AutoLoop study identified the most common of those activities among morning commuters while driving. With a remarkable 48% of…Continue
Added by Doug Van Sach on November 9, 2018 at 7:29am — No Comments
The good news? To date, automotive sales have remained stronger than many analysts originally predicted, with customers of all ages continuing to buy both new and pre-owned vehicles. Considering some of the earlier ominous forecasts, it’s no wonder numerous retailers are…Continue
Added by Doug Van Sach on October 25, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
Fuel economy is something that’s important to most drivers but it’s also something different from what it was years ago. Fuel economy can now be changed and can be adjusted thanks to technology.
Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 11, 2018 at 12:58pm — No Comments
No doubt, you have noticed that the usage of the terms Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) has skyrocketed in the last decade.
Today, every industry is strategizing about how to leverage AI and ML to improve business. The automotive industry is no exception.…
Added by Natalie Born on October 1, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
Columbus, OH, September 12, 2018 – Clarivoy, a pioneer and leader in automotive marketing attribution, today announced it has been recognized as one of the 2019 10 Best Tech Startups in Columbus by the Tech Tribune.
Founded in 2017, The Tech Tribune delivers the latest technology news, in-depth technology articles, and insights on the hottest technology startups all over the world. The Tribune staff…Continue
Added by Steve White on September 12, 2018 at 7:22am — No Comments
If you’re a movie fan, at some point, you will almost certainly have witnessed a scene where a villain sabotages a vehicle. The unsuspecting character gets into their car, fires up the engine and it explodes, dramatically. Or, perhaps the villain messes with the brakes, causing the main character to have a horrible…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on August 27, 2018 at 6:44am — No Comments
The world of retail is setting the pace for embracing how technology is transforming the consumer buying process. The companies who are winning with consumers (Amazon, Netflix, Apple) have stopped looking at marketing by “channels” and are looking at individual human connections. These companies have replaced cookies…Continue
Added by Jonathan Lucenay on August 24, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
When your teenagers are ready for their first vehicle, you probably feel a mix of both excitement and trepidation.
While you’re probably happy to no longer have to drive them everywhere, you are also worried about the safety of their cars. Taking some time to…
Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 18, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments
There’s a focused shift in the automotive community to reduce friction and create a more seamless experience for consumers from…Continue
Added by John Wingle on August 8, 2018 at 6:56am — No Comments
When automobiles were first introduced into society, people didn’t know what to think. For the most part, early automobiles were reserved for the wealthy, while everyone else continued their transportation needs with the use of horse and carriage.
However, people were very curious about this strange new…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on August 7, 2018 at 6:44am — No Comments