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May 16, 2017 - Industry News

Google to Develop Volvo’s Future Infotainment System

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

February 2, 2017 - Industry News

Last Chance: Podium to Present Webinar on Online Review Management

Register to learn about how online reviews can enhance your online reputation, get you noticed on top sites, and drive customer purchase decisions.

Tags: Dealerrater, Edmunds, Google, online reputation management, online reviews, Podium, Yelp

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

BMW Using Google’s Augmented Reality Technology to Sell Cars

The German automaker announced it’s piloting a new program that will allow customers to explore their ideal BMW i3 and i8 using Google’s Tango augmented reality technology

Tags: Accenture, Augmented Reality, BMW, Google

December 13, 2016 - Industry News

Google Parent Company Launches Self-Driving Technology Company

John Krafcik, the former president of TrueCar and the current CEO of Google’s self-driving car division, announced in a blog post that Google’s parent company has launched Waymo, a self-driving technology company.

Tags: Autonomous Driving, Google, Self Driving, technology, Waymo

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

TrueCar President to Lead Google’s Self-Driving Car Initiative

John Krafcik is stepping down this week as president of TrueCar to take on a new role as CEO of the autonomous car division of Google.

Tags: AutoNation, Google, Hiring, Hyundai, John Krafcik, Scott Painter, TrueCar

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

May 26, 2015 - Industry News

Android Auto Arrives for 2015 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai has begun offering Android Auto on its 2015 Hyundai Sonata, making it the first automaker to implement the software platform that closely matches one running on smartphones.

Tags: Android, Google, Hyundai, Infotainment Systems, smartphones

March 11, 2015 - Industry News

Google Makes Mobile-Friendly Tweak to Search Algorithm

Starting April 21, mobile-friendly websites will be given more prominence in Google search results, the company announced last month.

Tags: Dealer Websites, Google, SEO

January 30, 2014 - Industry News

Google Cars Beta Program Discontinued

The beta program for Google Cars has ended, but the tech firm says the stoppage is only temporary as it works on the ‘next version’ of its vehicle-shopping tool.

Tags: Google, Online Marketplace

November 5, 2013 - Industry News

Former KBB CEO Joins LotLinx Board of Directors

Paul Johnson, who resigned from his chief executive role at Kelley Blue Book in February 2012, has joined the board of directors for the recently launched LotLinx. The board includes former AOL, Google Automotive, Dealix and Autobytel executives.

Tags: AOL Autos, Dealer Websites, Google, KBB.com, ROI

October 22, 2013 - Industry News

Haystak: Yahoo! Bing Conversion Rates Top Google

According to Haystak Digital Marketing, the Yahoo! Bing network is delivering conversion rates at lower costs for auto dealers, Clickz.com reports.

Tags: advertising, AutoTrader.com, digital marketing, Google, Yahoo! Autos

September 3, 2013 - Industry News

String Automotive Launches Analytics App for Car Dealers

String Automotive unveils Dealer Positioning System, an application designed to help dealers use analytics tools to convert leads.

Tags: Dataium, Google

August 1, 2013 - Industry News

Webinar Reveals Insights on Google’s New Remarketing Tag

Google and Webmarketing 123 provide dealers with a crash course on remarketing and Google’s new remarketing tag. The firms say the new Google feature provides dealers with more ways to stay connected to website visitors.

Tags: dealers, Google, Kirsti Correa, remarketing, WebMarketing 123

July 25, 2013 - Industry News

Autobytel Nets Big SEM Results With Google AdWords Enhanced Campaigns

Autobytel conversions increase 10 percent and tablet conversions increase 15 percent, while marketing costs decrease across many of the company’s online marketing campaigns, the company reports.

Tags: advertising, AdWords, Autobytel, Campaign, case study, digital marketing, Google, Jeffrey Coats, lead conversion, marketing, ROI

March 14, 2013 - Industry News

Google Allows Car Shoppers to Take Virtual Dealership Tours

Google Business Photos is allowing the site’s millions of online visitors to take a virtual tour of individual dealerships. Similar to Google’s Street View technology, the tour allows potential car shoppers to browse inside the dealership.

Tags: automotive, car dealership, Cars, Google, Google Business Photos, google+, showroom, Stephanie Forshee, Virtual Tour

October 18, 2012 - Industry News

SOCIALDEALER Beefs Up Reputation Management System

SOCIALDEALER’s web platform now allows dealers and OEMs to monitor and respond to customer reviews in real time, and across multiple review sites.

Tags: DealerRater.com, Google, online reputation management, review web site, SOCIALDEALER, Yelp

May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Asbury's Digital Marketing Efforts Highlighted in Google White Paper

Asbury's digital marketing efforts were highlighted in Google's recently release white paper, which details how the dealer group increased its website lead conversions by 10,000 per month.

Tags: Asbury Automotive, digital marketing, Google

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