HyreCar and DriveItAway Partnership Helps Dealers Provide Cars for Ridesharing

With profit margins still being squeezed, auto dealers are looking for more ways to boost profits. Some are beginning to find it in the...

Marvell Launches EMC Lab, Aims to Shorten Time-to-Market on Automotive Ethernet Products

Marvell Technology announced the grand opening of its automotive electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) lab. The state-of-the-art EMC testing facility is CISPR 25 qualified and provides...

Survey: Disparity In Sales Approach Amongst Tesla Dealerships Puts Company In Last Place

Tesla seems to have an issue maintaining sales continuity across all of its stores, at least that is what one survey tells us. According...

Ford Consolidates Autonomous Vehicle Efforts Under Umbrella Organization

Ford Motor Company has announced that it is uniting its autonomous vehicle (AV) efforts under a single entity, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC. Sherif Marakby,...

Cars.com Adds Social Selling Feature to Connect to Facebook Marketplace

While you’re busy selling a car, it’s important to remember that you’re not the only one selling to your customers. Automakers, consumer advocates, friends...

Self-Driving Cars Are Ready for the Road, But Is the Reverse True?

To listen to the daily stream of automotive news, you’d imagine that the self-driving car has been perfected and is 99.99 percent ready to...

Ease of Communications Tops Dealers’ Wish List for Relationships with Lenders

What do you value most about your relationship with lending partners? Is it their finance offerings? Their reputation? Their application processes? If you’re like...

Nielsen and J.D. Power Partner to Launch Nielsen Auto Cloud for Segmented Marketing

As a dealer, do you ever feel like you’re marketing into a void? Segmented marketing is a necessity today, since different people in different...

Germany’s iEV Gathers Funding for Shape-Changing Motorbike/Mini Car

There are many visions of the future of transportation today. Some believe that it will be autonomous. Others believe that car ownership will be...

Delaware Tech Creates First Diesel Mechanic Training Program in Region

In some parts of the country today, the need for qualified service mechanics is becoming so urgent that car dealers are partnering with the...

Higher Vehicle Costs Are Driving Mobility Adoption

Rising costs of vehicle ownership are moving consumers toward mobility solutions, such as ride-hailing, car-sharing, and subscription services. That’s the conclusion of a new...

Automakers Taking Sides in Competing Connected Car Platforms

You may have noticed something last time you went to the doctor: the electronic chaos. Electronic health records (EHR), which healthcare providers are under...

VW to Introduce New Connected Car Platform

Last week, Cantin Automotive Insider detailed how car manufacturers are lining up behind competing connected car platforms, though a few companies have jointly embraced...

With Data From 3.2 million Car Owners, J.D. Power Relaunches Website as Car-Shopping Tool

J.D. Power, an information-services firm known especially for its customer-satisfaction studies of new cars, has relaunched its primary public-facing website, converting the site into...

Auto Retailing Expert Cory Mosley Launches Dealer Communications Consulting Site

Many auto dealers, faced with younger workforces as well as consumers who are changing they way they shop for cars, are finding they need...

Central Ohio Dealerships Join Electrified Dealer Program

In the past, it seems like auto dealers were acting as a barrier to, rather than a promoter of, electric and hybrid vehicles. A...

Audi e-tron Feature to Eliminate Hassle of Toll Tags

Infotainment systems in cars have become a big selling point for customers. (Remember 20 years ago when it was cup holders?) Digitally connected customers...

Shift Technologies’ Online Car Buying and Selling Portal to Expand Out of California

Shift Technologies, Inc. is a California-based company that enables vehicle buying and selling through its online portal. Shoppers can view quotes on the company’s...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...