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Times are changing for dealerships across North America. Significant consolidation has led many to feel the effects of electric vehicles, rideshare services, and autonomous transportation have only just begun to affect the dealership market.   “National Automobile Dealers Association, consultant Glenn Mercer predicted the number of U.S....

After attending the National Automotive Dealers Association Show in San Francisco this past weekend we gotta say, the show just gets better and better each year! Watching the emergence of new companies and the growth of existing ones reminds us how much incredible technology is out there...

A new app is promising to take you from car search to possession, all within their platform, with no long-term commitments, and many services included. Fair claims it’s monthly subscription service will remove the need for long-term lease or loan contracts, making the car-acquiring experience...

Computerizing cars has undoubtedly provided a new standard of luxury and ease of use for car owners. Some mechanics complain computers have unnecessarily complicated the car, making it more vulnerable to random glitches and reducing the need for third party repairs or updates. Regardless of...

In the race towards the future car, manufacturers are sensing disrupt as they face a new and unlikely threat: tech giants. Although both Apple and Google have scaled back their efforts to develop a branded car, they have both continued to pour resources into autonomous...

As a dealership, one of your main sales tasks is learning, understanding, and selling new manufacturer advancements and technology. Your salespersons are often tasked with the additional customer research of which technologies are really worth it and add lasting value to the vehicle. Knowing which...

Recent accidents have caused consumer distrust and major setbacks for the self-driving car industry. An accident in March killed a pedestrian in Arizona, prompting the state to barre Uber from testing their autonomous vehicles on public roads. Another fatality in a Tesla is being blamed on...

We often discuss new technology and how it aids your dealerships, however, we rarely discuss how to implement said technology. Change is tough. This 2009 studies shows that people prefer sticking to old ways rather than trying something new regardless of the benefit of the new...

As the race towards developing the first road-legal self-driving car continues, manufacturers are shifting focus to creating new and innovative onboard technologies in what is being called the Smart Car. ...