Automakers Testing Vehicles That “Talk” to Traffic Lights; Other Vehicles

Ever have one of those days when it seems like every traffic light is against you? That you have a face that turns lights...

Auto Dealers See Challenges; Opportunities in Mobility

Most auto dealers realize there are changes coming in the way people purchase, lease, own and use vehicles, and that the tried-and-true business model...

Consumer Auto Loan Defaults Declined in September

Good financial news hasn’t been plentiful lately, but it’s there if you look for it. By at least one measure important to auto dealers,...

Edmunds Predicting Modest Vehicle Sales Decreases in October

It’s autumn, and the weather is getting cooler. Analysts are predicting that so too will auto sales. While the finalized October numbers won’t be...

Improving the Quality of the Vehicle Photos on Your Web Site

Running a busy dealership means staying on top of a lot of tasks. One of those tasks is photographing vehicles available for sale and...

FCC Will Vote to Free Bandwidth for Some V2V Communications

For years, auto makers have been investing in, partnering with and working on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure, and dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) technology, though the...

J.P. Morgan Predicts Strong Global Growth of EVs and HEVs Through 2025

The J.P. Morgan Research team has released a study that explores the rise of the electric vehicle (EV) and what the industry might look...

Cow Enters Car Dealership; Causes $2,000 in Damage

Car dealers are used to all sorts entering the showroom to have a look around, but a Mazda dealership in Scotland recently had a...

Vehicle Shoppers Overwhelmed by Trim and Option Packages

If there’s one thing car shoppers dread about the buying experience today (beyond the rising interest rates on loans), it’s navigating the arcane labyrinth...

New Jersey Bill That Limits Damages Against Car Dealers Comes Under Scrutiny

A bill that passed the New Jersey Senate in July with little fanfare is coming under scrutiny for being unfair to consumers, and critics...

Finally, an AI-Driven App for Dealer Appraisal

When customers enter a dealership with a trade-in, their primary goal is to get the best possible deal. There are a variety of apps...

Ford Plans Reorganization and Layoffs, Cites Trade Tariffs for Troubles

While it’s been a brutal week for markets in general, Ford has suffered a particular hit. The number two automaker’s shares dropped below $9...

AutoGravity Believes Car Shoppers Should Control the Buying Process

When we shop on Amazon, we’re used to clicking a few buttons on our search window before we even see any results: choose parameters...

New North American Trade Agreement Will Affect Some Auto Makers More Others

The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, the replacement treaty for NAFTA, won’t fully go into effect until 2023, but North American companies are still trying...

Carvana Expands to Queens, New York

New Yorkers, who are used to odd sights, saw a new arrival recently in the form of cars wrapped in take-out containers. Carvana, the...

Returning Calls and Emails: The Art of Dealership Communications

Returning Calls and Emails: The Art of Dealership Communications At some point, most people have set out to make improvements on their homes. It might...

FCA Outsells Ford in September for the First Time in 11 Years

While it may still be the nation’s number three auto maker, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) outsold Ford Motor Company in September for the first...

Customer Demand for Premium Vehicle Audio Systems Remains High

While drivers are busy expanding their infotainment infrastructure in their vehicles – communications, connections with home systems, navigation, driver assistance, virtual assistant consultations and...

Would Drivers Pay Subscriptions to Unlock Physical In-Car Features?

Video gamers are used to the idea of “freemium” gaming. It describes a game that’s free to play, but features premium content that’s available...

Kentucky Auto Dealer Testifies Against Tariffs to Senate Finance Committee

If the Trump Administration chooses to move ahead and implement 25 percent tariffs or quotas on American imports of automobiles and automotive parts, as...

USAA Adds Augmented Reality to Car Shopping App

While most of us still use science fiction films as our reference point for virtual reality (VR), we’re starting to get used to its...

Septembers Auto Sales Numbers Expected to Be Misleading

Will September be a good month for U.S. auto sales? Nobody’s certain yet, but analysts are guessing that there will be modest declines. A...

Amazon’s Echo Auto Brings Alexa to Older Vehicles

Just in case there’s a part of your life that’s missing Alexa, Amazon’s speech-enabled virtual assistant, the e-commerce giant plans to rectify that by...

Lincoln’s Subscription Pilot Program Struggles to Make the Math Work

“The new Netflix, but for cars.” “The next big thing.” “Vehicle subscriptions are the 21st century’s consumer’s business model of choice.” Are they? Amidst the news...

American SUVs Fare Well on Top 10 List of Vehicles to Reach 200k Miles

While vehicles that last seemingly forever may not be a dealership’s best friend, it certainly is a good selling point for those customers who...

Mobile Mechanic Company Wrench Acquires Otobots

It’s a familiar meme in American television and films: a motorist, helpless without a car because it’s in for vehicle service, pleads with a...

Online Auto Marketplace Joydrive Adds World’s Largest Chrysler Dodge Jeep Dealer

Online vehicle marketplace Joydrive aims to make the car buying experience a bit like filling an Amazon shopping cart, or browsing for movie titles...

Analysts Estimate Auto Damage from Florence Will Tighten Used Vehicle Supplies

When the floodwaters finally recede from Hurricane Florence, survivors will be left to clear the mud and debris. Under the floodwaters, they’re likely to...

Ford to Introduce AI-Driven All-Wheel Drive Disconnect

Car makers continue to pursue fuel economy, and in most cases, they’re relying on technology to do it. All-wheel drive uses a great deal...

Zero Percent Financing Deals “Going the Way of the Dodo”

Zero percent financing deals, once a staple at many car dealerships and a favorite of new car buyers hoping to save some cash, are...