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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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Feb
23
2017
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
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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Feb
17
2017
Bye-Bye Beepi?

Beepi, the used car marketplace that raised $150 million 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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Feb
17
2017
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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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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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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Ford Announces $1 Billion Investment In Artificial Intelligence

Ford Motor Co. announced today that they are investing $1 billion over the next five years in an artificial intelligence startup called Argo AI. The company, headquartered in Pittsburgh, will help Ford create a virtual drive system for autonomous vehicles, which Ford says are coming to market in 2021. “The next decade will be defined […]

Feb. 10, 2017
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Feb
10
2017
Do Online Retailers Pose A Threat to Traditional Auto Parts Companies?

As online retailers, such as Amazon, increasingly enter the auto parts industry, do they pose a threat to traditional companies in this space?

Feb. 10, 2017
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Dealer Digital Marketing Report January 2017

See how digital marketing in automotive has changed since January 2016, thanks to the DrivingSales best-in-class digital marketing report.

Feb. 9, 2017
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