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July 12, 2018 - Industry News

Virginia Dealer Rolls Out Roadster's Online Car-Buying Platform

McGeorge Toyota is the latest dealership operation to add Roadster’s Express Storefront digital retailing platform. The dealership refers to its new website feature as ‘McGeorge @Home.’

Tags: digital retailing, Express Storefront, McGeorge Toyota, online F&I, Roadster

July 11, 2018 - Industry News

Paint Spy Now Available to Dealers

Originally developed for used-car buyers, the Paint Spy Accident Detector is now available to auto dealers.

July 11, 2018 - Industry News

ChannelNet Enhances SaaS Platform

ChannelNet’s software-as-a-service platform has been enhanced with features designed to streamline marketing efforts among dealerships and other businesses.

July 10, 2018 - Industry News

F&I Dealer of the Year Nominations Now Being Accepted

F&I and Showroom, Auto Dealer Today's sister publication, is now accepting nominations for its 17th F&I Dealer of the Year contest, sponsored for the second straight year by American Financial & Automotive Services. Nominations must be received by Aug. 15, 2018.

Tags: contests, DOY Pacesetters, DOY Winners, F&I Dealer of the Year, F&I director, F&I profit

July 10, 2018 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Rolls Out New Global Dealership Design

The rollout marks the first dealer facilities update initiative for the automaker in 16 years. Texas’ Lewisville Mitsubishi will be the first dealership to incorporate the new look, with 25 additional dealerships expected to replicate the new design by the spring of 2019.

Tags: facility upgrades, Mitsubishi

July 9, 2018 - Industry News

LotMonkey Expands Into Four New Markets

The company’s web-based merchandising platform is now available in Philadelphia, Louisville, Ky., Long Island, N.Y., and northern New Jersey. It allows dealers to instantly create and customize an infinite array of point-of-sale visuals.

Tags: branding, LotMonkey, marketing, point of sale, Showroom

July 5, 2018 - Industry News

MSP 501 Ranks Helion at No. 65 Worldwide

Helion Automotive Technologies has been ranked No. 65 among managed service providers worldwide in the 2018 MSP 501.

July 3, 2018 - Industry News

Hyundai Invests in Autotalks to Develop Connectivity Technology

The automaker will collaborate with Autotalks to develop the next generation Vehicle to Everything chipset for connected cars. The technology aims to improve vehicle and road safety, mobility and is viewed as vital for autonomous driving.

Tags: Autotalks, connected car, Hyundai, Vehicle to Everything

July 2, 2018 - Industry News

Digital Air Strike Announces Facebook Integration

The integration allows the digital engagement company to deploy its artificial intelligence-powered real-time messaging solution, Response Path, on Facebook Messenger.

Tags: Digital Air Strike, digital engagement, digital marketing, social media marketing

July 2, 2018 - Industry News

FlexDrive to Drive South Florida Dealer's Subscription Program

Florida Fine Cars will launch AmeriDrive, a new subscription service that will operate on Cox Automotive’s and ARI’s Flexdrive platform.

June 28, 2018 - Industry News

EasyCare Promotes Jacobsen to National Director for SAVY

Scott Jacobsen has been named national director of business performance for EasyCare’s SAVY platform.

June 28, 2018 - Industry News

MaximTrak Announces Zurich North America Integration

Zurich North America's F&I product rates and forms are now integrated into MaximTrak's ETrak platform, providing Zurich's dealer customers with access to the technology firm's MenuTrak and FLITE F&I sales systems.

Tags: ETrak, F&I manager, F&I menu, F&I product sales, FLITE, MaximTrak, MenuTrak, RouteOne, Zurich

June 27, 2018 - Industry News

Updated: Roadster Secures New Funding, Announces New Ties With Lithia, Lexus

The startup’s war chest now totals $30 million after securing $15 million in new funding. The announcement comes on the heels of two other major developments for the San Francisco-based startup, including new relationships with Lithia Motors and Lexus.

Tags: digital retailing, Ecommerce, online F&I, Roadster

June 26, 2018 - Industry News

DealerSocket Names Bryan Klann Chief Revenue Officer

Bryan Klann’s appointment bolsters DealerSocket’s leadership team and provides the firm’s sales and marketing team with a more than 20-year software industry veteran with a track record of growing revenue.

Tags: CRM, DealerSocket, desking, digital retailing, F&I, Precise Price, Showroom, technology

June 25, 2018 - Industry News

Manheim Completes Bold Auction Transformation

The transformation is designed to make it easier and faster for dealers to do business with Manheim anytime and anywhere.

June 25, 2018 - Industry News

CarSoup Integrates Clarivoy Attribution Technology

CarSoup.com dealers now have access to an ‘Any-Touch” attribution tool thanks to a partnership with Clarivoy.

June 21, 2018 - Industry News

J.D. Power: New-Vehicle Initial Quality Improves Again

The firm’s 2018 study revealed a 4% increase in initial quality from a year ago, with Genesis, Kia, and Hyundai topping the annual study’s rankings.

Tags: Genesis, Hyundai, Initial Quality Study, J.D. Power, Kia

June 20, 2018 - Industry News

Kennedy to Lead PointPredictive’s AI Scoring Team

Renowned data scientist Mike Kennedy is expected to drive innovation and advancement for the company’s artificial intelligence solutions.

June 20, 2018 - Industry News

ADT Announces Winners of 2018 Dealers’ Choice Awards

Dealers and dealership personnel have recognized 70 companies and individuals in 34 categories in the 2018 Dealers’ Choice Awards.

June 20, 2018 - Industry News

Continental Reports 25% Time Savings Using Over the Edge’s Administration System

The F&I product provider said it could take 30 to 45 days to receive sold contracts from its dealers prior to adding TecAssured, Over the Edge's administration system and rating engine. Today, those contracts are received instantly, officials say.

Tags: Continental Warranty, econtracting, erating, F&I Administration, F&I product provider, Over the Edge, TecAssured

June 20, 2018 - Industry News

Vin-UP Offers Instant KBB Values

Auto dealers are using Vin-UP’s portable scanners and printers to retrieve Kelley Blue Book trade-in values and source pre-owned inventory from customers.

June 19, 2018 - Industry News

Spireon Rolls Out New GoldStar GPS Feature

The new feature provides instant vehicle location and status to help reduce risk and streamline recovery for buy-here, pay-here dealers and lenders.

Tags: auto finance, buy-here, GPS Tracking, pay-here, Spireon, subprime

June 19, 2018 - Industry News

HyreCar Offers Turnkey Carshare Program to Dealers

HyreCar has opened its peer-to-peer vehicle rental platform to auto dealers and fleet operators seeking new opportunities to capitalize on the growing mobility market.

June 18, 2018 - Industry News

dealerTEL Adds Campaign Success Metrics

New metrics offered by dealerTEL were designed to help dealers track call success at the most crucial point: after the phone is answered in-house.

June 14, 2018 - Industry News

NextGear Adds Dealer Auditing Tool

NextGear Capital’s new self-reconciliation tool tackles a key dealer pain point in the auditing process.