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April 19, 2017 - Industry News

J.D. Power: Consumers Fear Tech Failures With Autonomous Cars

Compared with 2016, 11% more Gen Z consumers and 9% more Pre-Boomers say they “definitely would not” trust automated technology, according to the firm’s 2017 U.S. Tech Choice Study.

Tags: Autonomous Driving, Connected Vehicle, J.D. Power, U.S. Tech Choice Study

March 28, 2017 - Industry News

Spireon Promotes Connected Car Veteran to SVP of Sales

Reggie Ponsford was promoted to help drive further growth for the telematics solutions provider in the buy-here, pay-here, automotive retail, rental automotive, powersports and auto finance markets.

Tags: Connected Vehicle, F&I manager, F&I products, Spireon, telematics

February 23, 2017 - Industry News

Spireon Reports ‘Outstanding’ 2016

Spireon Inc. reported second-half gains in revenue, profitability and multiple segments in 2016. The company is also in the midst of a 14-year run of top-line growth and 'outstanding' financial and operational performance, officials said.

Tags: Connected Vehicle, Spireon, telematics

February 8, 2017 - Industry News

Zubie Hires CEO Tucker from DealerRater

The connected car and telematics provider announced that Gary Tucker has joined the company as CEO. Tucker leaves his role as CEO of dealer review site DealerRater.com.

Tags: Connected Vehicle, Dealerrater, Gary Tucker, telematics, Zubie

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

CalAmp Announces Nationwide Availability of LoJack Telematics Solutions

LotSmart by LoJack offers automotive dealerships detailed information about the status of their inventory. The telematics solution also offers a seamless sell-through option for dealers to grow incremental revenue by offering SureDrive to consumers who want a comprehensive aftermarket connected-car solution.

Tags: CalAmp, Connected Vehicle, LoJack, telematics

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

Autotrader: 48% of Car Buyers Choose In-Vehicle Tech Over Brand, Body Style

The report shows a growing number of consumers believe certain safety technologies, including blind-spot detection and and forward collision warning, should come standard on all vehicles in the United States. Convenience and entertainment options also ranked high on consumers' preferred list of technology features.

Tags: Autotrader, blind-spot detection, collision warning, Connected Vehicle, telematics

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota Developing Cloud-Based Telematics System

Toyota announced it is developing a cloud-connected telematics system that offers improved navigation features, in-vehicle Wi-Fi, and remote connectivity via a smartphone app.

Tags: Connected Vehicle, telematics, Toyota

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota, Ford Form Organization to Improve Phone-to-Car Connectivity

Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Co. are forming a nonprofit organization that will manage an open source software platform with the goal of providing consumers access to smartphone apps using voice commands and in-vehicle displays.

Tags: Connected Vehicle, Ford, telematics, Toyota

September 14, 2016 - Industry News

Vinli Partners With Cox, Meineke Car Care on Connect Car Offering

Mobile WiFi provider Vinli has reached agreements with Cox Automotive and Meineke Car Care to offer Cox's 40,000 dealer clients the ability to sell connected car capabilities to their customers as an aftermarket product.

Tags: Connected Vehicle, Cox Automotive, Meineke Car Care, Software, telematics, Vinli

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

Spireon Offers Dealers New F&I Profit Channel

Spireon Inc. announced that its GPS-based vehicle telematics solution Spireon SkyLink will now give dealers the ability to offer connected car services to their customers, opening the door to a new F&I profit center.

Tags: Connected Vehicle, F&I, Spireon

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

Apple, Google to Integrate Smartphones with Vehicles

With the 2016 model year, Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto will make smartphone integration available with the touch of a steering wheel button.

Tags: apple, Connected Vehicle, General Motors, Google, smartphones

August 25, 2015 - Industry News

Car Owners Rejecting Entertainment, Connectivity Features, Report Finds

J.D. Power found that even Gen Y vehicle owners aren't finding the latest in-car entertainment and connectivity features useful. What consumers want are features that enhance the driving experience and safety.

Tags: Connected Vehicle, features, J.D. Power, technology

June 17, 2015 - Industry News

Dealer-FX Win’s TU-Automotive Industry Newcomer Award

Dealer-FX was selected as the TU-Automotive 2015 Industry Newcomer at the TU-Automotive show in Detroit, Mich.

Tags: Awards, Connected Vehicle, DMS integration, service scheduling, telematics

April 2, 2015 - Industry News

Nissan, SiriusXM to Debut New Telematics System

SiriusXM and Nissan will debut a new telematics system on select 2016 mode-year Nissan vehicles, starting with the OEM’s flagship Maxima sedan.

Tags: Connected Vehicle, In-Car Technology, Nissan, SiriusXM, telematics

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