The Situation: What is Professor X & Team doing?
AutoX’s mission is to democratize autonomous driving
Using AI SW & Web cameras is latest spin on autonomous cars.
Advanced artificial intelligence & “see” through cameras steer car
Providing core technology for OEMs including vehicle operating system.
The Significance of this AutoX project?
Small team of academics possesses the kind of expertise in computer vision.
Has created challenge & opportunity for large autonomous vehicle developers.
Regular 2017 Lincoln MKZ has been rigged with AutoX technology
Looking to partner up with OEMs for their future vehicles.
Stream this breakthrough video of what AutoX team is attempting to do
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What is the significance of being selected as Autobytel Dealer of the Month?
The Autobytel Dealer Awards Program recognizes exceptional dealers who employ the highest standards in customer service, Internet automotive retail sales and digital lead management processes, and mobile and emerging technologies.
What got Scott to where he is now?
A sustained focus on making difference in dealership management. Experience with 29 years of auto business. Migrated from the East Coast to Spokane area. Prepped by management roles at Lithia, a Subaru store, and Four Rooftops for the Larry H, Miller organization.
How Scott and his dealership team have been successful:
With a digital army behind him, Larry mobilized a team of people who are some of the best in the industry when it comes to digital platforms and managing Google analytics, reviews, and social media.
This Toyota Spokane team with support and culture of the Larry H. Miller dealerships capitalized on the extensive & multiple Autobytel Sales tools, This resulted in enhancing the digital presence of the dealership and enabled the dealership to integrate Google placement, organic search and LeadGen from Autobytel. The Payment Pro platform gave their site a lift by helping prospects and customer to make buy decision based on payments resulting in a high closing rates on from leads.
To have a 23% year-over-year growth in vehicle sales is a testament that Scott and the Spokane dealer team were doing things right.
What has been the role of the Larry H. Miller Organization?
Larry H. Miller Group is over 60 stores strong now and they are deeply engaged in their people. the company culture, and to giving back to the community. All of this made it easy for Scott to build a career and to work for them. Spokane Toyota opened a new state-of-the-art facility at the end of 2016.
What Scott is about personally?
Avid fly fisherman, being a Grandfather, and living in God’s country
Follow The Leaders
New Senior VP Brings Extensive Global Auto Manufacturing & Management to J D Power
J D Power has gained a new industry leader with a deep understanding of quality and design issues to be Senior Vice President, Global Automotive.
Doug Betts has deep and long management experience with automotive operations, manufacturing, and quality control at Apple, Nissan, Toyota, and FCA.
Finnbar O'Neill, President, says that the position of Senior VP at J D Power is the most important role in the automotive division and that Doug’s leadership will provide their clients with the knowledge and advice they need to navigate the challenges ahead. Further, Betts will provide first-hand experience with the disruptive forces reshaping the automotive industry.
Based in Costa Mesa, Betts will have responsibility for leading the strategy and operations for J.D. Power’s entire automotive division, which includes the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Betts looks forward to keeping J.D. Power at the forefront of our industry as it incorporates new and disruptive technologies and evolves to serve younger, emerging generations of car buyers.
To really see what Doug Betts has accomplished & now seeks to bring to J D Power, check out the original release
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