October 4, 2017 - Industry News
Ford CEO Jim Hackett said on Tuesday the automaker plans to reduce engineering costs by 50% through 2022. Ford will also shift investment into trucks and electrified vehicles, and reduce costs and investment in sedans and internal combustion engines.
Tags: Connected Vehicle, Electric Vehicles, Ford, Jim Hackett, Trucks
May 16, 2017 - Industry News
The automaker has tapped Google to develop the carmaker’s next-generation in-car infotainment and connectivity solutions, which will be based on the tech company’s Android operating system. The system will launch on new Volvo models within two years.
Tags: Connected Vehicle, Google, Infotainment Systems, Volvo
April 19, 2017 - Industry News
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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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