Recent News

FlickFusion Releases Responsive Display Tool Claims Higher Monthly Video Views with New Video Advertising Tool

URBANDALE, Iowa — Flick Fusion has released FlickWidget, a responsive video display tool the firm claims can increase the number of views dealers get on the videos on their website. "Car shoppers prefer watching videos to reading text,...

... Read More »

Online Vehicle Retailer Adds Dealertrack’s Payment Calculator and Credit App to Site

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Consumers shopping on KosLo's online vehicle marketplace will now be able to calculate vehicle payments and apply for financing directly through the company's website, the company announced this week. Powering these new capabilities...

... Read More »

Traffic Control’s Product Suite Now Available Through Auto/Mate’s DMS

ALBANY, N.Y. — Auto/Mate announced this week plans to integrate Traffic Control’s customer relationship management (CRM), internet lead management (ILM) and employee activity management (EAM) systems into its own dealership management system (DMS).                                                                                    The...

... Read More »

IAS Appoints New President and CEO

AUSTIN, Texas — On Monday, F&I product provider IAS announced the appointment of Patrick Brown as president and CEO. He succeeds Bob Corbin, who was named executive chariman.Officials said the expansion of its leadership team signals the company's plans...

... Read More »

Portfolio Launches Reinsured Service Drive Product

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Portfolio has launched Portfolio Edge, a program designed to extend coverage of the manufacturer’s parts and labor warranties on repairs performed in dealership service drives. It also reinsures the extended coverage contracts...

... Read More »

UAW to support Unifor in talks with GM in Canada

UAW President Dennis Williams said on Monday it will support Canada's unionized auto workers during contract talks with General Motors but declined to say whether the UAW would refuse work at GM plants in the event of a Canadian strike. ... Read More »

Nvidia shows off smaller AI computer for Baidu car

U.S. chipmaker Nvidia showed off on Monday a smaller and more efficient artificial intelligence computer for self-driving cars, saying it would power Baidu's mapping and autonomous vehicle technology. ... Read More »

Porsche expected to show first station wagon in Geneva next year

Porsche plans to introduce its first station wagon at the Geneva auto show next year, a move further stretching the brand's portfolio beyond the iconic 911 sports car into a more utilitarian segment, according to people familiar with the strategy. ... Read More »

FTC Announces Second Federal Register Notice on Proposed Study of Consumers’ Experiences Buying and Financing Automobiles from Auto Dealers

The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it is issuing a second Federal Register Notice (FRN) on a proposed qualitative survey of consumers to learn about their experiences in buying and financing automobiles at dealerships, and is seeking clearance...

... Read More »

Chevy Bolt EV to carry EPA-certified range of 238 miles, GM says

The Chevrolet Bolt has been certified by the EPA to go 238 miles on a single charge, making it the first electric vehicle to be sold in the U.S. with a range of more than 200 miles and a starting price of less than $40,000. ... Read More »