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Spireon Launches GoldStar Connect for BHPH

IRVINE, Calif. — Spireon Inc., the vehicle intelligence company, has launched GoldStar Connect, a full-featured connected car mobile application designed to give buy-here, pay-here dealers and finance sources the opportunity to increase customer loyalty and...

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RelayCars Launches Virtual Reality Sales Platform

LOS ANGELES — RelayCars today announced the launch of its virtual reality application RelayCars Pro, an automotive sales platform. The new application offers a suite of services with an immersive approach to present cars to potential buyers, according to...

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Help! My Dealership Is Packing Payments

This month’s question comes from an F&I manager in Philadelphia, home of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and a large convocation of Eagles. This F&I manager asks, “Hey, can you provide a clear explanation of what is and what is not payment...

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Red Flags Alert

So the big news in the compliance space last quarter was the settlements reached by the Federal Trade Commission with three operators of websites offering fake pay stubs, fake tax returns, and even doctor’s excuses. Heck, one individual even operated a site...

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Readers Are Leaders

I’ve never been scared off by those “some assembly required” labels. I guess I just have a gift for knowing how things work. And since I’m so mechanically inclined, I’ve always fared well without directions — that is, until I...

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VisionMenu Becomes Vision Dealer Services

FT. WAYNE, Ind. — VisionMenu has rebranded to Vision Dealer Solutions, doing business as VisionMenu. The software solution provider also announced the release of a new remote sales tool designed to handle an entire deal electronically.VisionTouch is a wireless...

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In NAFTA update, Trump rebuilt what he wrecked in TPP

Most of what's in the trilateral trade agreement was already accomplished in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement with 11 other nations. ... Read More »

Neuroscience startup Perceptive Automata teaches robocars to think like humans

Can software be taught to anticipate human behavior? That's the goal pursued by Perceptive Automata, a Boston startup applying research techniques from neuroscience and psychology to give automated vehicles more human-like intuition on the road. ... Read More »

Statement of Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons on the Death of Robert Pitofsky

We are deeply saddened by the death of former FTC Chairman Robert Pitofsky. Bob was a towering figure in the modern history of the Commission, whose leadership and commitment helped transform the agency. On behalf of the entire FTC community, I want to express...

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Daimler said to work with Geely on ride-hailing JV in China

Daimler AG is working with its biggest investor to start ride-hailing and car-sharing services in China, taking on industry leader Didi Chuxing on its home turf, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. ... Read More »