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Dealerships looking to adapt sustainability with the changing times face a tricky challenge; they must adapt before the old technology becomes obsolete, but not before the kinks are worked out of the emerging tech. With the current landscape of large-scale dealership consolidation, the pressure to...

In 2017 Walmart made a relatively silent but massive wave in the automotive industry by partnering with CarSaver, a digital automotive marketplace. With this partnership, they expanded their in-store and digital offerings to include car buying with all the ease of ordering your groceries online...

Despite recent press highlighting the difficulties and potential delays in self-driving technology, self-driving cars are still inevitable. The mainstream launch of these vehicles is certain to impact all sectors of the transportation industry, but some will likely adopt the technology sooner than others. Who will...

In perhaps some of the boldest predictions we’ve seen about the future of the automotive industry, Tony Seba, a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Disruption and Clean Energy at Stanford University, claims the following will be true by 2030.   All new energy will be provided by solar...

Consumer demands have always driven market changes, and the automotive industry is no exception. When people wanted bigger cars, they got SUVs and a whole new generation of cool minivans. When the hybrid boom set in, the smaller and more efficient the cars began to...

As auto manufacturing shifts towards computerization, it’s fair to ask the question- will mechanics as we know them become obsolete? Since the first electronic control unit (ECU) was released in the 1970’s, it’s been a non-stop race towards the complete computerization of cars. Although cars...

As we discussed in our last edition of this series, things are changing in the automotive sales industry with massive consolidations indicating a trend towards fewer dealerships in the market altogether. Autonews.com reports weak sales for most major manufacturers in early 2019, although the lag...

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....