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their cellphones. Brown said he has seen gung-ho VW shoppers walk out the door because the vehicles lack Pandora streaming Internet radio, a feature that has long been available with basic brands such as Honda, Toyota and Hyundai. VW dealers "are always
By Christmas, AutoNation Inc. customers will be able to initiate a vehicle purchase online. That's when Web sites for the nation's largest dealership group will switch from informational in nature to transactional, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson said last week. It's part of a two-year, $100 million ...
old-fashioned phone call rather than via the Internet . Two years ago, Internet sales leads were gaining on phone leads, dealers ..... monitoring. Phone leads are up 46 percent vs. Internet leads over the past two years, according to data
Friedrichshafen was well placed in the areas of powertrains and chassis, but that other areas were growing in importance, highlighting internet -enabled devices and autonomous driving. "TRW, with its years of market expertise, technology and products would be the
initially filed the Montgomery suit. However, none of the inquiries panned out. Megna and Tesla exchanged blows via the Internet the week Montgomery's case was filed. The lawyer posted a YouTube video April 7 in which he talked about some of the car
remotely control the Tesla car's locks, horn, headlights and skylight while the car is in motion, the Beijing-based Internet security company said in a posting on its Sina Weibo account. Wu Jing, a director of investor relations for the company
started. She knew the store's managers and had good relationships with them. But handling their calls, appointments and Internet leads, and more importantly, managing critical relationships, meant she had to gain their trust, she says. She also had
months, "50 percent of what I was taught worked," Puga said. "I struggled." But Puga helped the store concentrate on Internet marketing, which boosted sales. Kuni approached him in 2011 about running the ailing Land Rover store. Puga accepted, noting
offset 6 percent lower spending on unmeasured ads by spending 10 percent more on measured media, such as TV, print, radio and Internet banner ads. After a big launch year in 2012 that included a redesigned Accord, Honda cut its overall ad spending by 20 percent
F-150 pickups. General Motors is training dealership employees to pitch the virtues of the embedded 4G LTE high-speed Internet connectivity it will offer on 30 2015 models. And after several years of rapid growth, Subaru is offering advice and cash
here 52 years." In 2004, Jenkins created the dealership's Internet department. "I was handed a blank sheet of paper and told ..... communicating, through the computer and through this thing called the Internet .' It was a cultural shift for Jenkins and Wynne, but people
driving up page views on dealers' inventory listings but rather Internet bots -- snippets of nefarious software code masquerading as ..... says, the enemy can't be eradicated. "The nature of the Internet is every time you take steps to defend your site against unauthorized
500 million euros a year in new projects to complement its existing operations. After a failed foray into solar technology, Bosch wants to tap into a growing market for internet -enabled devices and systems to allow autonomous driving.
then revoked his Tesla trademarks in July 2013 in response to the company's request. Zhan, who also has the Tesla.cn Internet domain redirect to his Twitter account, said he's appealed and the case is under review. Trademark rulings become official
of data into the car's trunk." Audi and other automakers are now using both Qualcomm and NVIDIA to connect cars to the Internet and make them aware of their surroundings. Top-of-the line Audi models use more than 6,000 semiconductors. A demonstration
ahead, such as rising fuel economy and safety standards. Also hot are innovations to reduce weight, connect cars to the Internet and advance automated driving. In fact, major suppliers and automakers have opened about 15 offices in California's Silicon
John Holt, who is retiring in September as digital marketing chief of ADP Dealer Services, advises dealers to rely less on third-party lead generators. "Dealers should be spending their first dollars on their own Web sites," Holt said. "It's your brand. Build a good Web site and drive traffic to ...