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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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Feb
21
2017
Infiniti Dealership Theft, 115 MPH Police Chase

We’ve reported multiple times previously about thefts occurring at luxury stores in the greater Chicago area. Today’s story is that another similar heist has occurred.

Feb. 21, 2017
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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 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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