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15
2018
Legal Gun Owners Subdue Dealership Suspect

The man was hitting cars with a pipe and threatening to kill people before the gun owners got him to stop.

Jan. 15, 2018
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15
2018
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70 Million Automotive Repair Searches? How SEO Impacts The Service Department

How can dealers improve their automotive repair search ownership?

Jan. 15, 2018
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AutoNation CEO to Preside Over Atlanta Federal Reserve

There has been no indication that this opportunity will in any way impact Jackson’s position with AutoNation.

Jan. 11, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi-Invests-Corporate-Venture-Capital-Fund Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Launches Corporate Venture Capital Fund

The world’s largest automaker recently launched a $1 billion corporate ventures capital fund investing in “new mobility” (i.e., electrification, autonomous systems, network connectivity, and artificial intelligence). Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi’s Alliance Venture has already made its first investment: taking an equity stake of an undisclosed amount in Ionic Materials, a Bill Joy-backed battery technology developer. The fund intends […]

Jan. 11, 2018
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10
2018
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Allegation: $206,573 in Unpaid Sales Tax

The alleged tax evasion occurred over a seven year period.

Jan. 10, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-Can-Dealership-Stop-Sale-Over-Negative-Review Can A Dealership Stop A Sale Over A Negative Review?

If a customer leaves a negative review, can the dealership quash the sale? CTV Calgary investigates…

Jan. 10, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-Takata-Adds-3.3M-Vehicles-to-Airbag-Recall Takata Adds 3.3M Vehicles To Recall

The latest addition to the largest product recall in U.S. history includes a wide range of automakers.

Jan. 9, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-U.S.-Regulators-California-Hold-Talks-Emissions-Rules U.S. Regulators and CARB Hold Talks on Emissions Rules

Over the past few weeks, U.S. government officials have held talks with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to discuss maintaining the set of national vehicle emissions requirements for automakers. A CARB spokesman confirmed on Monday that one such meeting on December 15 included the head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and […]

Jan. 9, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-Volkswagen-Hyundai-Team-Up-With-Aurora-Innovation-Autonomous-Tech Volkswagen, Hyundai Team Up With Autonomous Startup

Nearly ten years into the autonomous vehicle movement, most of the main automotive players have partnered up with tech firms focused on developing autonomous tech. As it stands, most automakers can’t go it alone; they can build the cars, but may not be able to handle manufacturing the software and dealing with the customer-facing expertise […]

Jan. 9, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-Blog-Forbes-Best-Cars-of-2017 Forbes Best Cars of 2017

2017 was a good year for the automotive industry, moving ever closer to clean, autonomous driving. The forward momentum has been building for a while, but 2017 felt like it gave the biggest push. Much of the advancement is thanks to various tech firms coming in hot and fast to shake things up with autonomous […]

Jan. 9, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-California-Bill-Would-Prohibit-Gas-Powered-Vehicle-Sales California Bill Would Prohibit Gas-Powered Vehicle Sales

1.9% of vehicles sold in California in 2016 were zero emissions.

Jan. 8, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-Nissan-Brain-to-Vehicle-B2V-Technology Nissan Unveils New Brain-to-Vehicle Technology

Nissan on Wednesday revealed research which could enable vehicles to interpret signals directly from the driver’s brain. Nissan will demonstrate its Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V) tech capabilities at the CES 2018 trade show in Las Vegas. It marks the latest development in Nissan Intelligent Mobility, “the company’s vision for transforming how cars are driven, powered and integrated […]

Jan. 8, 2018
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