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On today's edition of Inside Automotive, we're diving into a Digital Shopper Study from Shift Digital with president Matt VanDyke.High prices, interest rates no match for digitally savvy dealerships – Matt VanDyke | Shift Digital
The auto industry has seen high interest rates and vehicle prices, but that’s not stopping deals from being made at the dealership. On today’s edition of Inside Automotive, we’re diving into a Digital Shopper Study from Shift Digital that focused on The Good, The Bad, and The Worthy Signs for Automotive Retailing In 2024. Matt VanDyke, President of Shift Digital, is here to break it all down for us. Watch the full segment here

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IIHS ups demands on automakers for Top Safety Pick & Pick+ awards, claiming Improvements are required in vehicle protection features.
2024 Toyota Grand Highlander | IIHS

In 2024, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is ramping up its demands on automakers, pushing for advanced pedestrian crash avoidance systems and enhanced backseat passenger safety. These improvements are crucial for vehicles to achieve the prestigious Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ awards. Despite these heightened standards, an impressive lineup of 71 vehicles qualify for the 2024 awards, with 49 securing the Top Safety Pick and 22 earning the coveted Top Safety Pick+. Read More

A new study highlights the slow progress automakers are making toward sustainable and ethical supply chains.Automakers made significant progress toward clean, ethical, and sustainable supply chains in 2023 but still have immense room for improvement in the years ahead. In its second annual automotive supply chain leaderboard, Lead the Charge, an advocacy network seeking to transform the car business into a more sustainable and ethical industry, identified the changes 18 major auto manufacturers made over the last year to transition away from fossil fuels and avoid human rights infractions. Read More

Honda recently revealed its 2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV, for the U.S. market- adding fuel-cell technology to its vehicle lineup. 
2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV | Auto Blog

Honda has revealed a new hydrogen fuel-cell car, the 2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV, for the US market. Demonstrating the automakers’ commitment to adding hydrogen fuel-cell technology to its vehicle lineup. The fuel-cell electric car can travel up to 270 miles according to EPA ratings, and it also has the ability to drive purely on electric power for up to 29 miles. Read More

Volkswagen and Toyota announced recalls this week over issues creating fuel leaks and unexpected movements in thousands of vehicles.Two import car manufacturers announced major recalls this week affecting more than half a million drivers in the U.S. On Sunday, February 25, Volkswagen confirmed the recall of 261,257 vehicles over an issue impacting the fuel tank suction jet pump on some models. The brand’s filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) identified a defective seal, which, if broken, could cause fuel leaks. Read More

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Jaelyn Campbell
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Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

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