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Auto/Mate Adds DDI’s Title and Registration Solutions

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced the integration of its DMS with DDI Technology’s dealer-facing vehicle title and registration services. ... Read More »

VW steps up software push with ‘vw.os’ operating system

VW said all its new models would use the "vw.os," platform and the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud by 2025. ... Read More »

Ford takes regulator for a spin in pitch to save connected cars

Ford and other carmakers such as BMW and Toyota don’t want to lose the rights they gained in 1999 from the FCC for a system designed to link cars, roadside beacons and traffic lights into a seamless wireless communication web. ... Read More »

VW explores move from longtime suburban Detroit office

VW is exploring several options for its office north of Detroit. It could move elsewhere in the northern Detroit suburbs, it could develop a new office building, it could move within Auburn Hills, Mich., or it could stay put in its current location.   ... Read More » Adds Miami Location, Recruiting Workers has opened its fourth used-car dealership in Florida, a $25 million undertaking the company says created 50 new full- and part-time jobs. ... Read More »

PassTime Adds AT&T Connectivity

PassTime announced the addition of AT&T Internet of Things connectivity to its suite of automotive and powersports asset management products and solutions. ... Read More »

How Ford dealerships in Canada helped bust a Mexican meth shipment

Police say roughly 400 pounds of meth were prevented from circulating in Canada when staff at Ford dealerships across Ontario and Quebec began noticing ill-fitting spare tires packed with drugs inside the trunks of vehicles shipped from Mexico. ... Read More »

China, alarmed by recent fires, sets EV safety tests

Companies need to check for potential safety hazards with battery boxes, waterproof protection in vehicles, high-voltage wiring harnesses, as well as onboard charging devices, Chinese regulators said.  ... Read More »

U.S. traffic deaths fall 1% in 2018, preliminary report says

Deaths among pedestrians and bicyclists increased after declines in 2017, according to NHTSA. The agency has been investigating the role of distracted drivers in overall U.S. traffic death figures but has found challenges in getting an accurate picture of all distracted...

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AutoAp Launches Recall Intelligence Service

A new service from AutoAp was designed to give auto dealers greater insight and control over the liability and financial impacts caused by safety recalls, promising to reduce risk by more than 80%. ... Read More »