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March 3, 2015 - Industry News

J.D. Power: In-Car Tech Impacting Dependability, Brand Loyalty

Bluetooth connectivity and voice recognition issues are the most frequently reported problems after three years of ownership, according to J.D. Power's 2015 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study.

Tags: J.D. Power and Associates, Study, technology, Vehicle Dependability, vehicle quality

August 28, 2014 - Industry News

Voice Recognition Tops J.D. Power’s List of New-Vehicle Problems

Problems with built-in voice recognition average 8.3 problems experienced per 100 vehicles, with the technology’s inability to recognize or interpret verbal commands being the biggest complaint among car owners.

Tags: Infotainment Systems, J.D. Power and Associates, smartphone, technology

July 30, 2014 - Industry News

Dealertrack Partners With Element Payment Services

Using Element Payment Services, Dealertrack Technologies will seamlessly integrate electronic payment processing into Dealertrack DMS 2.0.


May 1, 2014 - Industry News

Vehicle Owners Willing to Pay for Smartphone Functionality, Not Connectivity

The 2014 U.S. Automotive Emerging Technologies Study conducted by J.D. Power found that technology features consumers want most are those that allow them to access the entertainment, information and connections they currently get from their smartphone.

Tags: Fuel Economy, J.D. Power and Associates, smartphones, technology

January 28, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Signs Licensing Agreement for ADP ServiceEdge Solution

Ford Motor Co. and ADP have signed an enterprise license agreement for ADP ServiceEdge solution, a next-generation service technology designed to enhance the consumer experience.

Tags: ADP Dealer Services, DMS integration, Ford Motor Co., Lincoln, technology

January 21, 2014 - Industry News

Deloitte: Gen Y Prefers Hybrid Vehicles

A new study from Deloitte shows that a majority Gen Y consumers prefer an electrified vehicle over any other type of car or truck. Moreover, Gen Y consumers heavily favor hybrid gasoline-electric vehicles.

Tags: Deloitte, Electric Vehicles, Gen Y, Hybrid Vehicle, Millenials, Study, technology

December 31, 2013 - Industry News

Self-Driving Cars Stepping Into the Industry’s Driver’s Seat

New IHS Automotive study predicts sales of self-driving cars will reach 12 million units by 2035. It also expects that 54 million self-driving cars will be on the road globally by 2035.

Tags: Polk, Study, technology

November 19, 2013 - Industry News

TrueCar Ranks Among Fastest Growing Tech Companies

TrueCar ranked 154th on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.

Tags: Deloitte, technology, TrueCar

July 11, 2013 - Industry News

Latest Car Technology is Affordable, Says Edmunds

Technologies like pilot parking, easy-fill tire alert, Wi-Fi hotspots, and hydrophobic windows will be available to most mainstream drivers a lot sooner than they might expect, predicts.

Tags: Audi, Chrysler, Edmunds,, Ford, Kia, Nissan, technology, Toyota

May 21, 2013 - Industry News

MBFS Customers Can Now Manage Accounts With In-Vehicle App

The captive becomes the first finance source to launch an in-vehicle app that allows vehicle owners to manage their account. The app will be available on model-year 2013 and newer Mercedes-Benz vehicles equipped with the COMAND Navigation system.

Tags: app, application, automotive, COMAND navigation, Credit, Finance, MBFS, Mercedes, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, technology, vehicle

May 16, 2013 - Industry News

TrueCar Pulls from Hearst Media for New CTO

Mike Dunn

TrueCar hires Mike Dunn as its new chief technology officer. He most recently served as CTO for Hearst Interactive Media, and has held similar positions with Time Warner and Dell Online.

Tags: automotive, chief technology officer, Dell, Internet, Mike Dunn, Online, Santa Monica, Scott Painter, technology, TrueCar

May 7, 2013 - Industry News

DealerSocket Launches Advanced Data-Mining Tool

DealerSocket is ready to release its RevenueRadar, an advanced database-mining tool that integrates with DealerSocket CRM and every major DMS.

Tags: CRM, data mining, DealerSocket, RevenueRadar, technology

April 25, 2013 - Industry News

Compli Wins 2013 GRC Technology Innovation Award

Compli Portfolio beat out more than 45 technology solutions to be named winner in the competition for governance, risk and compliance (GRC).

Tags: Award, Compli, Compli Portfolio, compliance, governance, GRC, risk, technology

April 11, 2013 - Industry News

Manheim Selects Chief Technology Officer

Michael Noel was named CTO of Manheim. He will lead strategic technology development and innovation for the company.

Tags: chief technology officer, CTO, Manheim, Michael Noel, technology

January 31, 2013 - Industry News

New Report From Canon Solutions Details Benefits of Going Paperless

Canon Solutions America’s new report outlines how a paperless workforce process can improve service customer turn and increase productivity for dealers.

Tags: Canon, Center BMW, How Auto Dealers Manage and Mitigate Security and , IDEAS, J. Robert Leman, paperless, productivity, Sherman Oaks, software, technology

March 27, 2012 - Industry News

Embracing Tech Critical to Dealer Profitability, Firm Says

Business advisory firm sees stronger balance sheets and increased net worth for dealers this year, but warns that technology adoption will be the key to profitability going forward.

Tags: 2012 Outlook, Dealer Software, Internet Leads, technology

February 7, 2012 - Industry News

ADP Dealer Services, Cisco Release Video-Enabled Products

ADP Dealer Services and Cisco announced the launch of Cisco Cius and Cisco TelePresence, two video-enabled products geared towards streamlining dealership selling and service processes.

Tags: ADP Dealer Services, Cisco, technology, video conferencing

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

Demand for Vehicle Safety Technology Increases, Study Reveals

A global study by Accenture revealed that 91 percent of consumers want driver-assistance and traffic-avoidance technologies.

Tags: Safety, technology

December 13, 2011 - Industry News

Auto/Mate, Subaru Announce DMS Integration

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems has integrated its DMS with Subaru of America Inc.’s dealer communications system.

Tags: Auto/Mate, dealership management system, DMS, Subaru, technology

September 6, 2011 - Industry News

SmartAuction, CentralDispatch Partner to Offer Data Transfer Feature

SmartAuction and CentralDispatch have formed an agreement to allow SmartAuction users to upload SmartAuction transaction activity to their CentralDispatch accounts.

Tags: CentralDispatch, Internet, remarketing, SmartAuction, technology

September 1, 2011 - Industry News

xyzmo Releases Free e-Signature App for the Apple iPad

xyzmo has released a free app for e-signing any PDF document on the Apple iPad. Once e-signed, the document can be emailed to a user-chosen recipient or stored on the iPad.

Tags: electronic document storage, electronic signatures, iPad, iPad Business Applications, software, technology

August 30, 2011 - Industry News

Lexus Adds HD Radio to 2013 GS 350

Lexus announced that its 2013 GS 350 will be its first vehicle model to offer HD Radio Technology. The new feature will also offer iTunes’ tagging feature.

Tags: Aftermarket Products, Lexus, technology

August 9, 2011 - Industry News

Sonic Automotive Going Mobile

Sonic Automotive Inc.’s mobile reporting app for the iPad and iPhone enables Sonic corporate executives and regional teams to access operational, financial and market information for their dealerships.

Tags: iPad, iPad Business Applications, Mobile Applications, mobile solution, Sonic Automotive, technology

August 9, 2011 - Industry News

Nissan Releases LEAF App for Blackberry, Android Smartphones

Nissan’s LEAF application for Blackberry and Android smartphones allows LEAF owners to check their vehicle’s battery charge status, initiate a charge, view estimated driving range and turn the climate control system on or off.

Tags: Mobile Applications, Nissan, technology

July 26, 2011 - Industry News

CAR-Research XRM Integrates Voice Notes into CRM Solution

CAR-Research XRM’s integrated voice notes technology allows users to quickly update sales and service opportunities in the CRM at anytime and from any place.

Tags: CAR-Research XRM, CRM, technology