Toyota Invests in AI & the Future of Automotive with First VC Company

This is major breakthrough development in automotive marketing & product development

Toyota launches venture capital fund for artificial intelligence startups

First formal venture capital effort for Toyota AI Ventures

Toyota Research Institute(TRI) will deploy $100 M

Will focus on artificial intelligence, autonomous mobility, robotics, data, & cloud.

What does all this mean?

Three companies to start: SlamCore, Nauto, & Intuition Robotics

Toyota Ventures Looking for more startup or dev companies

Indicates that AI, Robotics, & Data Science impacting auto industry

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Alert: Artificial Intelligence to Alter the Current Automotive Dealer Sales & Marketing Model.

Get Some Answers to these Management Questions about Artificial Intelligence

Are dealer, & OEM and Agency systems adopting AI based technology?
Who really knows who is using AI to sell & market cars?
And The AI that is there working?
Do dealers and providers think they are into AI but really are not.
What are the pitfalls of premature adoption?

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Are Dealers Ready to Let Algorithms Set Car Prices? Is this the New One Price Model?

The Situation for Automotive Dealers:

Algorithms are being used in other retail industries to set pricing.
Can algorithms set prices moment to moment in a dealership?
Can algorithms be used or are being used to optimize car prices?

The Significance of Algorithms in Dealer Marketing

Car Prices Set by Algorithms May Be Auto Dealer Sales Solution.
The dynamic pricing models used by dealers may be obsolete.
Can dealers program pricing models to max profit & survive?

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Five Industry Breakthrough Ideas & Action-ables You Gotta Get on ASAP

Situation:[Why this posting is important]

Industry Experts presented at Thought Leadership Summit 2017
5 presenters laid out breakthrough ideas, practices, & technology.
The presentations at most conferences are lost within 5 minutes.

Significance or Action-ables for you

Dealer Sales Models - Grasp & implement ParagonDirect & Cardinale Auto Group.
CarShopper Marketing - Digital Data Solutions (AutoPulse) model has THE major breakthrough in CarShopper Management.
Dealer Business Model - Galpin Motors is steadily leveraging culture of current dealer culture into the future.

Click & Capture the Two Pager TakeAway List and Seek to adapt and implement as much as you can before it is too late
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John Tews Vice PresidentThe Millerschin Group - 12/31/1969

John Tews Joins The Millerschin Group

Prominent auto iIndustry public relations executive, John Tews, has joined The Millerschin Group (TMG) as a vice president. Tews will work with TMG’s seasoned team of public relations professionals to help maintain the firm’s reputation of award-winning customer service and account management and to support their global and strategic communications.

TMG president Erin Millerschin said about John joining Millerschin:

“He’s a PR professional with a proven record of success in all facets of communications.  His experience and leadership are tremendous assets for our client teams, particularly in the transportation, alternative energy, and life sciences industries.”

  Prior to joining TMG, Tews spent more than 16 years in corporate communications at J.D. Power and Associates in Troy, Mich. He also served as a public affairs officer in the United States Air Force and as a journalist at The Saginaw News.

TMG is a multi-faceted communications company that provides clients with quality, personalized service.“ with a diverse global client base.

  The Millerschin Group is a full-service public relations and marketing communications firm headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich. that provides public relations counsel to a broad range of clients in transportation, industrial, energy, life sciences and entertainment market segments
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