Ford Patents Car-Autonomous Bike Concept

Ford has just patented a car which is integrated with a deployable electric motorcycle, proving that comic fiction is slowly becoming a reality. The...

April Auto Sales Are Flat, With Some Notable Exceptions

As J.D. Power and LMC Automotive predicted earlier this week based on the first 17 days of the month, April has brought some lackluster sales numbers...

Virginia Nissan Dealership to Eliminate 93 Percent of Electric Bill with Solar Panels

Tired of paying high electric bills? Consider following the example of Charlottesville, Virginia-based Colonial Nissan. Thanks to the installation of a new solar superstructure...

Toyota Research Institute to Open New Driverless Car Test Track In Michigan

The Toyota Research Institute will open a closed-course testing facility for autonomous vehicles at the Michigan Technical Resource Park in Ottawa Lake. Slated to open...

Uber Takes to the Skies With Air Taxi Prototype

Uber has unveiled the latest in its ridesharing initiatives, and you’re not going to find it on the roadways. The company launched its air...

Dealer News Today Feature: The Ownership of Connected Car Data – And Consumers’ Perception...

Whoever controls the lion’s share of connected car data may need to convince the public in the future that the goal is to improve the customer experience, not make a pile of cash from selling the data to the highest bidder.

Survey: More Americans Want Electric Cars

One in five Americans plan on buying an electric vehicle as their next car, according to a study published Tuesday by AAA. For those who...

How Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics Sell More Cars

Imagine this scenario: it’s been a slow month in the dealership. The sales guys are playing Angry Birds or fiddling with their fantasy football...

Dealer News Today Weekly Roundup: Dealership Suspending from Selling, Email Blast Tips, AI and...

Here’s what you missed on the inside track this week. Michigan Chevy Dealership Fails to Procure Titles A Michigan Chevy dealership was recently in the hot...

Gubagoo Chat App for Dealerships Makes Facebook Marketplace Listings Easy

Customer support by chat is vital today. Americans, now more accustomed to text messaging than talking on the telephone, are heavily reliant on it,...

Mobiliti Adds Staten Island-based Island Auto Group to Its Subscription Service

As vehicle subscription takes hold in the minds of consumers -- who are warming to the idea that they can subscribe to cars, trucks...

Emergency Braking Maneuvers Were Not Enabled for Uber Self-Driving Car That Killed Pedestrian

The idea of the self-driving car took a beating in the public’s eyes back in March when an Uber vehicle struck and killed a...

Will Amazon and Alibaba Sink Car Dealerships?

What happens if Amazon gets involved in selling cars? Should dealerships simply hang up their businesses and hope the real estate is worth something?...

Greater Memphis Auto Dealers Association Breaks Begins Construction of Automotive Tech School

Are you having trouble finding qualified automotive technicians to employ in your service center? Of course you are. Everybody is. According to the U.S....

Premium Brand Cars: It’s All About the Tech

The automotive industry isn’t as black and white as it used to be. In the past, there were two basic types of cars: luxury...

FCA Announces Jeep Wave Subscription Plan

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced its five-year-plan this week, and among some of the company’s more noteworthy goals is a plan to launch Jeep Wave,...

Carvana Opens 10th “Car Vending Machine” in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Quick…list the things you’ve bought from a vending machine. Soda, snacks and coffee spring to mind. Personal care products, perhaps. Even paperbacks in an...

Volvo Has Bold Bets for Robot Taxis; Autonomous Cars

In the 90s sci-fi movie “Total Recall,” Arthur Schwarzenegger has a frustrating encounter with an automated taxi that fails to understand his order to...

Dealerships: How Is Your Phone System?

If you are running a dealership that has been around for some time, you’ve likely invested in a phone system but haven’t made any...

Ford’s Beekeeping Program Is All the Buzz

Ford has its sights on helping the ecosystem in a very unusual way. The company announced its global beekeeping program by introducing six new...

Car2Go’s “Free Floating” Carsharing Service to Begin Pilot Program in Chicago

So you’re a city dweller and you need a car for a short time, but you don’t have the time or the desire to...

Shell Pumps $8 Million in Funding into Online Auto Service Marketplace Openbay

We buy many things using our smartphones nowadays: music, entertainment, goods from Amazon and groceries. So why not vehicle service? Thanks to a new $8...

Hertz Is Bringing the Big Screen to Rental Cars in the U.K.

Most people spend no more than 15 minutes searching online for the right rental car before they feel overwhelmed at the thought of which...

BP Buys Electric Vehicle Charging Company Chargemaster

Oil giant BP has announced that it intends to buy the UK’s biggest electric vehicle charger suppliers Chargemaster. BP predicts there will be 12...

Mistubishi Bets Drivers Will Exchange Driving Habits for Perks

“Gamification” is a concept in business software that allows users to interact in a more fun, appealing way, encouraging higher usage of the software....

Protecting Your Dealership Against Ransomware and Phishing

What’s the most valuable thing in your car dealership? While your first instinct – the cars – is correct enough, there’s something else on...

Sprint and NXM Launch Connected Car Platform Protected by Blockchain

How safe is your vehicle against being hacked? (“Who on earth would want to hack my vehicle?” you may be thinking.) In a world...

Daimler and Bosch Will Begin Autonomous Taxi Pilot Program in Silicon Valley

Many technological advancements come out of California’s Silicon Valley, so it’s no surprise that the latest self-driving vehicle experiment – a partnership between Mercedes-Benz...

Would You Like to Buy a Snack? Cargo App Creates “Mobile Retail Space” in...

As a car dealer, you may find yourself spending a lot of time explaining to would-be customers what you can offer them that using...

Analog Devices Introduces System for Making Electric and Hybrid Vehicles “Vroom”

Back in 2014, CBS News’ “60 Minutes” did a profile on Tesla’s Model S as well as an interview with Tesla and SpaceX CEO...