With the increase in testing at top technology companies, the question of if autonomous vehicles (AV) will roam the streets has turned into a question of when. However, there are still many roadblocks in the way that separate AV’s from the open marketplace.
With Ford creating a fractional ownership program, and GM investing heavily in ride-sharing company Lyft, manufacturers are trying to get ahead of major shake-ups in the industry.
NADA is forecasting new vehicle sales of 16.7 million units in 2018, a decline of about 2.9% from the 17.2 million sales in 2017.
The Cantin Automotive Insider and the Dave Cantin Group attended NADA Show Expo this weekend. Here's a preview of what happened.
From self-driving systems, battery-powered vehicles, and even ride-sharing initiatives that are changing how and why we move, these disruptive trends are moving the auto world into the future.
The company suspended autonomous car testing in California after pedestrian death in Arizona
While a lot of the profit and loss depends on the vehicle itself, Lyft and Uber drivers could see some cost savings if they’re driving an electric vehicle, and there’s some analysis to back this up.
Mercedes-Benz and Via have launched their jointly owned ViaVan service in London, offering a different kind of ridesharing experience that is shaping up to be quite the contender against rival, Uber.
Earlier this year, LexisNexis Risk Solutions boosted auto insurers’ ability to build customer-facing Web-sites and apps that integrated telematics information into companies’ customer support...
Car buyers have evolved in recent years, and they know more than ever by the time they step into a dealerships. Logic dictates that car selling must change with these new trends. It helps to start learning what it is car buyers really want from a dealership in 2018.
Tesla finally thinks it will have AWD Model 3s rolling off the line sometimes in July, an answer prompted by a tweet from a reservation holder.
Here’s a conundrum: carmakers are increasingly putting communications platforms in cars, so who reaps the rewards? Automakers or telecom companies? Automakers are building the...
Earlier this week, Mercedes-Benz USA and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC announced plans to launch Mercedes-Benz Collection, a luxury subscription service that will allow customers to switch in and out of vehicles depending on their “needs and lifestyles.”
Does your dealership have a customer relationship management solution, or CRM? Let’s rephrase that question in a more relevant way: does your dealership have an effective CRM solution that the staff actually uses in the way it was intended? There is evidence that dealerships that use CRM sell more cars.
It would appear that production hiccups have occurred in Tesla’s Fremont, California assembly line, where work on the company’s new Model 3 electric sedan has been temporarily shut down for the second time since late February.
In light of all the bad press autonomous driving has received, MIT wants to get some answers and figure out just exactly how comfortable the American public is with autonomous technology.
KPA Services, LLC, a provider of solutions for risk management, including environmental health and safety (EHS) risk management, has acquired Louisiana-based Environmental Risk Management & Safety, Inc. (ERS).
Some Chevy drivers who use Shell stations may soon be able to pay for their gas right from their car’s dashboard via the infotainment system, eliminating the need to swipe cards at the pump.
Coca-Cola linked up with startup in-car commerce platform Cargo to provide beverages to Uber and Lyft passengers in Cargo’s headquarter market of Atlanta. A Cargo-equipped...
Electrify America, a Virginia-based Volkswagen subsidiary, is on a mission to build a comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) charging network across the U.S., with stations no more than 120 miles apart.
Toyota announced this week that it plans to start designing and selling vehicles in the U.S. by 2021 that can communicate with each other via short-range wireless technology to avoid accidents.
RPlates, made by Reviver Auto, is a “smart” license plate that has the ability to assist law enforcement and help users pay for vehicle registrations without a paper trail.
While the future of EVs isn’t set in stone, analysis tells us that there are measures for manufacturers, municipalities, and dealerships to take to move towards a more EV-friendly culture.
Dow Performance Silicones is introducing a new silicone-based additive, HMB-1903, to minimize squeaking noise in automotive interiors, reported Plastics Today’s Stephen Moore.
New integration between Dealer Wizard and Auto/Mate Dealership Systems will allow dealerships that use both solutions to benefit from the real-time data exchange between the two systems.
Amazon Prime members have long enjoyed speedy package delivery to their homes, and now the retail giant wants to make it even easier to...
Ford is making headlines this week, as the automotive company announced plans to scrap most of its passenger cars over the next few years in favor of more crossovers and SUVs.
While hard numbers for April auto sales won’t be available until tomorrow at the earliest, research consultancies J.D. Power and LMC Automotive have cautioned...
European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) just announced that the Nissan LEAF was the first of its kind to be evaluated for its...
The large, confusing and often-changing landscape of digital marketing has more than a few auto dealerships bewildered. Determining which channels to focus on is...