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U.S. Transportation Secretary Re-Evaluating Guidance For Self-Driving Vehicles

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said this weekend that she is reviewing self-driving vehicle guidance issued by the Obama administration, while urging companies “to explain the benefits of automated vehicles to a skeptical public.”

Feb. 27, 2017
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Feb
25
2017
Allegation: Dealership Suddenly Closed, Customer Cars Gone

The dealership suddenly closed and cleared out inventory, allegedly taking customer vehicles with them.

Feb. 25, 2017
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February U.S. Auto Sales Show Only Modest Gain Despite Record Incentives

U.S. auto sales in February will increase less than 1 percent from a year earlier, despite the fact that consumer discounts remain at record levels, according to industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive.

Feb. 24, 2017
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Fiat Dealership Gorilla Disappears Overnight

Fiat of Corpus Christi, Texas recently reported a five-figure theft off of their lot, however this crime didn’t involve a vehicle, the store lost an ape.

Feb. 24, 2017
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FTC Investigating Auto Lenders’ Use Of GPS Tracking

Auto loans to Americans with poor credit have been booming, and many finance companies, credit unions and auto dealers are using technologies to track the location of borrowers’ vehicles in case they need to repossess them.

Feb. 23, 2017
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2016 Investments In Car Tech Startups Exceeds $1 Billion

There’s no question that the car tech market is growing quickly. According to a report from CB Insights, more than $1 billion was invested in this space in 2016, which marks a 30 percent increase in deal activity over the previous year.

Feb. 23, 2017
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Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn Steps Down

Carlos Ghosn is leaving his CEO role at Nissan after leading the company for almost two decades, but he will remain chairman and is expected to continue to be actively involved in charting the Japanese auto company’s path.

Feb. 23, 2017
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Feb
22
2017
Lexus Tops 2017 J.D. Power Dependability Study

The results of the latest vehicle ratings from J.D. Power are in and it’s clear that luxury brands performed exceptionally well.

Feb. 22, 2017
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Sonic Automotive Hits Record Fourth-Quarter Levels For Several Metrics

The company has resumed acquisitions, increased its product mix toward the more lucrative luxury and import brands, is installing a dealer-management system across all its stores, and has a bold strategy for new and used vehicles.

Feb. 22, 2017
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Another Dealership Crime In The Chicago Area

It was just yesterday that we reported on another dealership crime in the Chicagoland area. Just a number of hours after we posted our previous story, another dealership break-in occurred.

Feb. 22, 2017
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Feb
21
2017
Auto Dealership Sued Over Allegations Of Bank Fraud And Racial Profiling

An auto dealership in Victorville, California is being sued by a former employee over allegations of systemic bank fraud and fostering a work environment rife with racial discrimination.

Feb. 21, 2017
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Google Temporarily Disables “Not Mobile-Friendly” Label Due To Bug

Search Engine Land reports that Google has confirmed that the “not mobile-friendly” label in the mobile search results has been temporarily disabled due to a bug.

Feb. 21, 2017
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