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Dyer to Lead Florida Sales for Auto/Mate

ALBANY, N.Y. — Auto/Mate Dealership Systems has hired Shayne Dyer as the company’s new regional sales manager for the Florida territory.Based in Orlando, Dyer will be responsible for cultivating and managing relationships with franchise auto dealerships...

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Schaeffler buys drive-by-wire tech for autonomous vehicles

Schaeffler is acquiring drive-by-wire technology Space Drive from Paravan, which it said would play a key role in self-driving cars. ... Read More »

World’s top miner charges into cobalt

BHP Billiton is advancing plans to add production of a key cobalt material used in rechargeable batteries to boost its exposure to the electric vehicle revolution. ... Read More »

FTC and State of Minnesota Halt Sellers Playbook’s Get Rich Scheme

Defendants deceptively marketed a “system” to make money on Amazon The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Minnesota have charged Minnesota-based Sellers Playbook with running a large business opportunity scheme. A federal court temporarily halted the...

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Elon Musk tweets video parody of Hitler shorting Tesla stock

Elon Musk is struggling with his own pledge to get a better handle on his use of Twitter, posting a version of an Adolf Hitler clip that lampoons fund managers who are betting against his company. ... Read More »

Industry Summit to Focus on the Future of F&I

TORRANCE, Calif. — Get compliance certified, hear from the F&I industry’s leading product providers, experience the latest digital retailing solutions, and learn from the industry’s top F&I trainers. That will be the scene this October...

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Resolve the Downtime Dilemma

On a busy, year-end-sales Saturday, I took a brief moment (between a pair of customer TOs) to bask in the glory of a showroom full of customers. This was one of those no-time-for-lunch days that every true car guy (or gal) hopes for. At every desk a salesman, with...

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Covering the auto industry from Tokyo to Detroit

As I retire, the U.S. is in a trade war. How fitting. Trade disputes dominated much of my 42-year journalism career, including 32 on the auto beat. ... Read More »

Ann Arbor, Mich., becomes a living laboratory for auto connectivity

Demonstrating the potential of connected vehicles requires more than just a few loops of empty pavement. So all 27 square miles of Ann Arbor, Mich., will become an inconspicuous, real-world test bed. ... Read More »

NHTSA’s Heidi King defends CAFE rollback as more consumer-friendly

NHTSA chief Heidi King says the Trump administration's proposal to curtain the government's fuel-economy program is the result of a more transparent, consumer-driven policy that will put innovative technology in the hands of more drivers. ... Read More »
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