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NAC Adds Connected Vehicle Service Contract

National Auto Care announced the launch of NAC Connect, a new vehicle service contract that includes one year of free telematics service.

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Connecting the Dots

The editor opens up about his time in the car audio industry and how that experience shaped his thoughts about the internet, telematics, and the connected car.

The Connected-Car Opportunity

Two major players in the aftermarket telematics space are attempting to do what others have failed to achieve: carve out a profit opportunity for dealers in today’s connected-car evolution.

Spireon Promotes Connected Car Veteran to SVP of Sales

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.

Spireon Reports ‘Outstanding’ 2016

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.

Zubie Hires CEO Tucker from DealerRater

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.

CalAmp Announces Nationwide Availability of LoJack Telematics Solutions

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.

Autotrader: 48% of Car Buyers Choose In-Vehicle Tech Over Brand, Body Style

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.

Toyota Developing Cloud-Based Telematics System

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.

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Toyota, Ford Form Organization to Improve Phone-to-Car Connectivity

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.