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Cox Automotive’s O’Neil to Retire in February

Cox Automotive’s O’Neil to Retire in February

The tech firm confirmed this week reports that COO Mark O’Neil plans to retire this February. He’ll depart almost four years after Cox’s acquisition of Dealertrack, a company he led as CEO for about 14 years.

September 25, 2018

AutoGravity Names New CEO, CTO

AutoGravity Names New CEO, CTO

Alex Mallman, who most recently served as president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance China, replaces AutoGravity’s co-founder and CEO Andy Hinrichs, who left in May, according to the Orange County Business Journal.

July 17, 2018

CDK Global to Acquire ELEAD1ONE

The deal was first reported on Sunday by The Banks Report, which described the pending acquisition as checking off 'several boxes for CDK while filling a big product hole — a viable integrated CRM platform with significant market share.'

July 16, 2018

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

Cox Automotive Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against CDK Global

Add Cox Automotive to the growing list of tech vendors and dealers alleging that CDK and Reynolds and Reynolds Co. conspired to eliminate competition for data integration services and seize control over dealer and third-party data.

December 12, 2017

EFG Companies Launches Virtual F&I Service

EFG Companies Launches Virtual F&I Service

The F&I product provider rolled out a new virtual F&I model aimed at powersports and independent dealers, but the executive overseeing the service offered several scenarios in which Simplicity Finance and Insurance can help franchised dealers.

June 7, 2017

RouteOne Targeting Digital Retailing With Acquisition of MaximTrak

Ally Remains Bullish About Future Prospects

Ally CEO Jeffrey Brown acknowledged the finance source missed analysts’ expectations in the third quarter, but said the finance sources feels even more ‘bullish about the upside potential that exists’ ahead. He was referring to the company’s acquisition of an online auto lender exchange that will help it build a direct-to-consumer option.

November 8, 2016

3 States Charge VW Execs With Fraud in New Lawsuits

Regulators in Maryland, Massachusetts and New York charge that the emissions scandal and alleged cover-up was orchestrated and approved 'at the highest levels of the company, up to and including former CEO Martin Winterkorn.'

July 20, 2016

Online Retailer Launches Nationwide Vehicle Delivery

Beepi, an online used-vehicle retailer founded in 2013 by a serial entrepreneur who had a bad car-buying experience, is now offering nationwide vehicle delivery. The cost of the service, according to the company, is determined by the distance between the seller and buyer.

July 6, 2016

California Dealers Question Legality of GM’s Online Sales Portal

General Motors responded on Friday to legal concerns raised in a Feb. 8 letter from the California New Car Dealers Association. The automaker said it is not infringing on its dealers' used-vehicle operations, adding that projected sales from its Factory Pre-Owned Collection program will represent 'roughly 1% or less of current used retail volume our dealer network sells.'

February 23, 2016

Hackers Demonstrate Security Risks In Connected Cars

Hackers Demonstrate Security Risks In Connected Cars

On the same day WIRED magazine posted a video showing two hackers take over a Jeep Cherokee traveling down a St. Louis highway, two U.S. Senators introduced legislation that would direct the NHTSA and FTC to establish standards to secure cars and protect drivers' privacy.

July 22, 2015

Cox Automotive to Buy Dealertrack for $4 Billion

The software giants are currently forming an integration team to determine how the combined companies will be organized once the deal closes in the third quarter. A company official said Cox had identified Dealertrack as an acquisition target last year.

June 16, 2015

Zurich Unveils Tablet F&I Menu

Zurich Unveils Tablet F&I Menu

Officials with the F&I product provider said at last week’s NADA Convention & Expo that the company didn’t just develop a tablet menu, it developed a mobile F&I process.

January 29, 2015

Allstate President Resigns

Allstate President Resigns

Douglas Herberger resigned from his post as president of Allstate Dealer Services this week. A replacement has not been named, but the company told industry partners on Tuesday it’s already in the process of transitioning to new leadership.

March 20, 2014