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Feb
17
2017
Report: Thief Steals Dealership Safe

The thief reportedly walked though another lot prior to the theft.

Feb. 17, 2017
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Bye-Bye Beepi?

Beepi, the used car marketplace that raised $150 dollars, has now officially gone bust. The company has been shut down, and sold off in parts to repay debts.

Feb. 17, 2017
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Feb
17
2017
Two U.S. Senators Working To Bring Self-Driving Cars To Our Roads

The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate commerce committee and U.S. Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan have announced plans to develop regulatory flexibility for the auto industry’s efforts to create self-driving vehicles, with an eye toward proposing legislation this year.

Feb. 17, 2017
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Toyota Expects Demand For Plug-In Hybrids To Overshadow Conventional Hybrids

Toyota’s chairman, Takeshi Uchiyamada, led the development of the Toyota Prius. Now, he expects that demand for the latest plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs) will grow more quickly than it did for the original Prius.

Feb. 17, 2017
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Report: Wholesale Dealers Opening ‘Ghost’ Locations in Washington

Washington state law doesn’t require regular business hours for wholesale dealer business locations.

Feb. 17, 2017
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Feb
16
2017
D.C. United Reaches Agreement With Audi For Stadium Naming Rights

Audi will have its name on the new home of Major League Soccer’s D.C. United, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Introducing: Audi Field.

Feb. 16, 2017
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Report: A Ten Year Strategic Outlook For The North American Automotive Market

Market research analysis company Commodity Inside has released its report, “A Ten Year Strategic Outlook for the North American Automotive Market,” to provide insights into the current state of the auto industry and its future direction.

Feb. 16, 2017
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CDK, Reynolds and Reynolds Lawsuit: A Deeper Look

As we recently reported, the complaint says that CDK and Reynolds are illegally blocking MVSC from joining their data access programs, which would grant MVSC access to data from dealership management systems (DMS).

Feb. 16, 2017
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Report: Honda Dealership Managers Stole Customer Down Payments

Today’s story is that of a reported scam that involved franchise dealership managers stealing customers’ down payments for their own personal use.

Feb. 16, 2017
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Feb
15
2017
Did Google Update Its Search Rankings Algorithm Last Week?

Many webmasters have been reporting about changes in Google’s search rankings algorithm over the past week, although the company has not commented on the situation.

Feb. 15, 2017
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More Vehicle Thefts From Dealership In Chicago Area

We reported just yesterday on Chicago vehicle thefts, and unfortunately we have another theft to report today. Five cars were stolen last night from a dealership in west suburban Villa Park.

Feb. 14, 2017
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2017 Chicago Auto Show

We reported previously about latest and greatest from the Detroit auto show, however today’s story is about the 2017 Chicago auto show.

Feb. 14, 2017
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