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Why Your Online Shoppers Don’t Take the Bait

Why Your Online Shoppers Don’t Take the Bait

You think you’re dangling an enticing lure in front of your customers’ eyes. You plan to set the hook and reel them in. But what you don&rs…

Click-to-Call [Infographic]

Click-to-Call [Infographic]

  Most dealers understand the importance of making it easy for customers and prospects to find contact information. Websites often have prominent &…

Quick Tips for Improving Dealership Culture

Quick Tips for Improving Dealership Culture

Car dealers have a terrible reputation. It's such a negative experience for so many that people are electing to make a major purchase like a vehicle fr…

The Biggest Mistake Dealers Make When It Comes to Customer Retention

The Biggest Mistake Dealers Make When It Comes to Customer Retention

Jim Roche is the Divisional VP of Marketing & Managed Services at Xtime. We asked him to tell us the biggest mistake he sees dealers making today when …

Is 2018 the Year of Customer Convenience?

Is 2018 the Year of Customer Convenience?

It seems that every year has a theme attached to it in terms of where dealerships’ focus will be. Which themes or buzzwords will dominate 2018? We…

Google Makes Move to Purchase Oldsmobile Brand for Driverless Car Program

Oldsmobile

For over a century, Oldsmobile was an iconic brand in American automaking. General Motors shuttered the division in 2009 as part of restructuring but now it is receiving a breath of life from an unexpected source: Google.

Since 2010, Google has pursued the dream of putting cars on the road that did not require active driving. Their Driverless Car Program had its first official "driver" participate in a promotional video as 95%-blind Steve Mahan took a drive to get tacos in a drive-thru and picked up his dry cleaning in a computer-controlled Toyota Prius.

Now, with a need to have a brand of their own, Google has purchased the rights to the Oldsmobile brand from General Motors. This move came as a shock to many until they realized that it was being announced on April 1st.

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