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GroundTruth, Toyota Test Cost Per Visit Model

GroundTruth teamed up with the Tri-State Toyota Dealers Association and ad firm Saatchi & Saatchi to conduct a one-month, three-state test of GroundTruth’s Cost Per Visit lead-generation model. ... Read More »

Tesla to buy battery tech firm Maxwell for $218M

Tesla agreed to acquire battery technology company Maxwell Technologies for about $218 million in stock, as the electric car maker adds expertise in energy storage and power delivery. ... Read More »

Carvana sees enormous upside for used-car market

The used-car market is fragmented but also elastic; it can be stretched larger, Carvana CEO Ernie Garcia says. ... Read More »

CDK: No more customer service nightmares

The DMS giant said it is improving its customer service and will simplify its billing. ... Read More »

NADA tackles service tech shortage

Under a new program, the NADA Foundation will help would-be dealership technicians find training and supplement the recruiting efforts of other groups promoting careers in auto service. ... Read More »

While Super Bowl is light on metal this year, a few brands get in on action

Audi, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota make up the Super Bowl's auto ad race in a year that's light on metal. ... Read More »

Deep freeze illustrates love-hate relationships with electric cars, Teslas

The next time a polar vortex rips through the U.S., electric vehicle owners should be prepared to be frustrated. ... Read More »

What’s on tap at the Chicago Auto Show this week

When the Chicago Auto Show opens for press days this week, a redesigned Subaru Legacy, two freshened pickups and a handful of special editions will take the stage at McCormick Place. ... Read More »

Visa slowdown crimps tech talent for suppliers

The slowdown comes as suppliers play a key role in developing technologies automakers want in fields such as autonomous driving, electrification and cybersecurity. ... Read More »

A new connected-car battle: Cellular vs. DSRC

A vehicular version of the VHS-versus-Betamax format fight has emerged between cellular fans and digital short-range communications advocates. ... Read More »