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Automotive Industry News For 3/12/2014
All of Today's News New cars going into service everyday know where the drivers are, where they are going, and whether the driver is wearing a seatbelt.
Today's cars are collecting, storing, and even sending as much data as cell phones are. GET MORE DETAILS Chrysler & Mitsubishi dealers are being introduced to a pilot program that helps build the perception of their products and people with in-market car shoppers.
Carfolks provides a simple solution that enhances a dealership’s customer service. GET MORE DETAILS Smart websites technology is on its way to your dealership (unless you're already there, of course).
Adaptive Websites automatically adjust to the screen on your monitor to your mobile device. GET MORE DETAILS
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More People in the Industry Talascend is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Hopkey as Chief Operating Officer. Andrea has held key leadership roles at some of the world's leading staffing companies including Adecco, and most recently at AllStates Technical Services, where she served as President, responsible for all aspects of the business. Andrea will take responsibility for global operations, based out of the Atlanta, Georgia office.
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Kevin Collins talks about Fiserv's mission to lower costs and increase financing capabilities through the efficient delivery of complex technology and processing services that dealerships and dealer groups could not affordably develop on their own.
Weekly Industry News Poll
View All Market Research The findings from a newly-released distracted driving study that monitored 151 licensed U.S. drivers - 42 novices and 109 experienced drivers – reveal that the things that allow a driver to talk - such as dialing or reaching to get to a ringing phone – are the real danger.
For the novice driver, dialing a phone is more dangerous than retrieving text messages, and reaching for an object while driving is more likely to produce an accident than eating behind the wheel.
Even experienced drivers face a dangerously-high risk of getting into an accident while manipulating a cell phone.
Studies & Reports
View All Studies Art Spinella President CNW Research Dealers saw mixed results in February used retail sales. Total used sales came in at 2.055M units, down 1.3% from year ago’s 2.082M and more than 12% behind January. Franchised dealers were down 2.46% and Independents down 2.15% from year ago. Value of the vehicles sold went up 6.1% compared [...]
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Test Drives & Rides
View All Test Drives The Subaru Forester all-wheel drive compact crossover is completely redesigned for 2014. This fourth-generation 2014 Forester is slightly larger in all dimensions than the outgoing model (2009-2013). It wears somewhat bolder skin wrapped around a roomier cabin and boasts both improved performance and higher fuel economy.