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Auto/Mate Integrates With Infiniti’s Dealer Communication System

ALBANY, N.Y. — Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced Monday that it has successfully installed a new Infinitinet system, which replaces the legacy Infinitinet AS400 DMS and provides integration to Infiniti’s new Dealer Communications System (DCS)....

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5 Serra Nissan Employees Arrested

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A sales manager, finance manager and three salespeople who either work for, or previously worked for, Serra Nissan are facing federal charges in connection with a scheme at the dealership to fraudulently boost loan approvals and car sales.Scott...

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Zurich’s Brian Vance Earns AFIP Master Certification

COLLEYVILLE, Texas — Brian Vance, a Midwest regional F&I manager for Zurich North America, earned his master certification at an AFIP Certification Boot Camp in Overland Park, Kan., in mid-August.Vance had 13 years of experience on the retail side of...

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Voice controls, electronic assistants can overwhelm drivers, AAA research finds

Systems such as Apple's Siri electronic assistant, which automakers started installing in vehicles in 2013, may be as mentally taxing as the buttons and knobs they replace, research released today by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests. ... Read More »

Nissan Canada meets Friday Night Lights

The newest hot entry on our viral video rankings this week comes from Nissan Canada promoting its sponsorship of high school football. ... Read More »

Entering the Virtual F&I Office

One thing I’ve noticed is that most conversations about our industry’s push into the digital environment stop at the F&I office. For sales, the discussion centers on how dealers can best transition online shoppers into their showroom processes,...

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Cadillac, American Airlines partner to offer travel perks, test drives

Cadillac and American Airlines are teaming up to offer travel benefits to the airline's frequent fliers and encourage test drives of the luxury brand's lineup through a new marketing partnership. ... Read More »

Average new-car mpg drops most in nearly 3 years

The average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the U.S. in September had its largest decline in nearly three years, after hitting a record high in August, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report said. ... Read More »

Claims for compensation from faulty GM ignition switch rise to 1,130

The number of claims of injury and death linked to a faulty ignition switch in GM cars rose 30 percent last week to 1,130, according to a report on Monday from the lawyer overseeing a program set up to compensate accident victims. ... Read More »

Mexico auto output, exports rise in September

Mexican auto production and exports rose in September compared with the same month last year, the Mexican Auto Industry Association said on Monday. ... Read More »