VW’s Electrify America to Bring EV Charging Stations to Walmart Stores

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.

Coca-Cola Partners With Cargo for Ridesharing Refreshments

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...

Chevy Introduces Pilot Program for In-Car Shell Gas Payment from Dashboard

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.

KPA Services Acquisition Creates Largest EHS Company in the Collision Market

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).

MIT Wants To Know: How Comfortable Are You With Autonomous Car Technology?

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.

Tesla’s Model 3 Production Shutdown Mystery Furthered by Curious Social Media Posts

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.

Software Roundup: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software for Auto Dealerships

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.

Mercedes Announces Pilot Subscription Service

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.”

Automakers and Telecom Companies Jostle for the Benefits and Burdens of Connected Cars

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...

Despite Production Woes, Tesla Moves Ahead With AWD Model 3 Orders

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.

Samsung to Outline the Omnichannel Car Shopping Experience of the Future

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.

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Opens Software Development Kit to OEMs

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...

An Uber Contender Launches Ridesharing Competition in London

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.

Analysis: Could EVs Save Ridesharing Drivers Money?

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.

Uber Gives Up Testing Rights On Self-driving Car, Other Companies Follow Suit

The company suspended autonomous car testing in California after pedestrian death in Arizona

Auto Industry Insight: Seeing the Road Ahead

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.

Technology Shaping The Automotive Industry

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.

NADA 2018 Forecast

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.

DCG News at NADA Conference This Weekend

The Cantin Automotive Insider and the Dave Cantin Group attended NADA Show Expo this weekend. Here's a preview of what happened.

Technology Update: Ride Sharing

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.