Over-the-Air Updates are Coming – How It Will Affect Auto Retail

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Over-the-Air (OTA)updates are set to become one of the most significant developments for the automotive industry in the next generation of cars. Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA are working together on solutions that require OTA updates to function properly. The newest Ford F-150 was unveiled last...

What Buying and Selling in the Wholesale Space Looks Like Today – Zach Hallowell, Manheim Digital

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On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome back Zach Hallowell, Vice President of Manheim Digital. In this segment, Jim and Zach discuss the buy-side of digital wholesale, and how Manheim has enhanced its digital seller tools. Did you enjoy this interview? Please share your thoughts,...

Will Autonomous Technology Really Make the Roads Safer?

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A new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) brings into question whether autonomous cars will make as much of a difference for on-road safety as originally thought. IIHS posted a narrative about the study that infers roughly one-third of crashes could...

Will Automation Affect the Auto Retail Workforce?

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Automation is at work in the automotive industry. Processes in manufacturing are now driven in large part by AI-powered machines that can operate round the clock rather than an eight-hour shift. Fewer journeyman-status employees like tool-and-die makers and machinists need to be on staff....

Futuristic Tech Has Real World Benefits for Car Sales

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Autonomous technology is under development despite the J.D. Power Q1 Mobility Confidence Study that shows consumers are skeptical of its integration. While it’s important tech, there are other systems under development that cast a much wider net. In fact, several mobility technologies are in...

Reasons to Look Forward to the Post-Pandemic Auto Climate

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A significant auto sales slowdown has been just one of the economical detriments from the novel coronavirus pandemic. Millions of people are unemployed suddenly and consumer sentiment is rather low at the moment. For the auto industry, it will take longer to sell off...

5 Technology Trends that will Change Automotive

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It is safe to say that the world of automotive is changing and its most rapid pace in history. With autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, digital retailing and the general IoT (Internet of Things), automotive looks vastly different today than it did 10 years ago...

Why Dealers Should Consider Adopting Digital Wholesale Tools – Zach Hallowell, Manheim Digital

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Recently, Jim Fitzpatrick was joined by Zach Hallowell, Vice President of Manheim Digital, at the 2020 NADA Show in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Jim Fitzpatrick: Zach Hallowell, Vice President of Manheim Digital, thank you so much for joining us on CBT news. Zach Hallowell: Great,...

The Keys to Running a Profitable Subscription Business – Vince Zappa, Clutch Technologies

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Jim Fitzpatrick is joined by Vince Zappa, President of Clutch Technologies, at the 2020 NADA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  Jim Fitzpatrick: Vince Zappa, president of Clutch Technologies. Thanks so much for joining me on CBT News. Vince Zappa: Yeah, thank you. Thank you for having me. Jim...

How Auto Dealers Can Prepare for the EV Uptick

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2019 was a big year for electrification at the Geneva International Motor Show with dozens of all-electric vehicles and hybrid models creating quite the stir. Sadly, the 2020 Geneva Motor Show has been cancelled but many more EVs were set to debut there. Driven...

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Staying Successful in the Showroom During COVID-19

On this week's episode of the Saturday Morning Sales Meeting, David Lewis talks about selling cars during the COVID-19 pandemic and some of the...
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Industry Veteran Chip Perry Named CEO of A2Z Sync

DENVER, July 10, 2020 -- A2Z Sync, a software and dealer-services company that enables dealers to modernize and transform the car-buying experience by re-organizing their stores...
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Ira Wolfe on Why Dealers Can’t Go Back to Business as Usual

"An Obituary for Normal", is how Ira Wolfe, founder and President of Success Performance Solutions, satirically introduces his thoughts about the state of 'normal'...
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Summer Sales Forecast for Auto Retail – Charlie Chesbrough, Cox Automotive

Cautious optimism is the sentiment many dealers are feeling as the auto retail industry settles into Q3. After strong showings for sales, considering the...

Staying Successful in the Showroom During COVID-19

On this week's episode of the Saturday Morning Sales Meeting, David Lewis talks about selling cars during the COVID-19 pandemic and some of the...

What Do Dealerships and Bank Conversions Have to Do With TikTok?

Recently, a video by TikTok user Molly Baxter shared a shady business practice perpetrated by a few F&I managers that received thousands of views....

Why Dealers Should Concentrate on Experience, Not Price

On this week’s episode of Kain & Co., host David Kain is joined by his colleague Steve Purdy, the client success director for Kain Automotive....