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  • Digital first promises better inventory management

    Digital first promises better inventory management

      TradeRev and ADESA have teamed up to launch a “Digital First” initiative that encourages dealers to use the TradeRev mobile app platform before sending cars to a physical auction. By doing so, they say, dealers can launch and win auctions across a nationwide network from the palms of their […]

  • Cross-screen automotive advertising grows in popularity

    Cross-screen automotive advertising grows in popularity

    Automotive advertisers are one of the biggest groups taking advantage of converged TV and video advertising, according to a new report from Videology. “Canada Video Market at a Glance Q2 2017” shows that the number of all advertisers deploying cross-screen campaigns rose by nearly 77 per cent last quarter. The […]

  • DMS provider hosts dealer conference

    DMS provider hosts dealer conference

    PBS Systems, a leading provider of Dealer Management Systems software, will hold their 19th annual dealer conference in Calgary on September 20-22. The two-day event will provide a fresh look at new developments and proven best practices in DMS software for dealers. Breakout sessions will include tips and tricks, detailed […]

  • U.S. auto retail network shows continued stability

    U.S. auto retail network shows continued stability

      Urban Science’s 2017 mid-year Automotive Franchise Activity Report points to continued stability in the number of automotive dealerships in the U.S. A total of 18,199 dealerships (rooftops) as of July 1, represent a 0.2 increase from the January 1 total of 18,170. The number of franchises, or brands a […]

  • automotiveMastermind is an SaaS Awards finalist

    automotiveMastermind is an SaaS Awards finalist

    The SaaS Awards program has named automotiveMastermind a finalist in three categories. The worldwide awards program recognizes and celebrates innovation in software. The nominations prove that the company’s technology “delivers the best results to our dealer partners,” said automotiveMastermind CEO and co-founder, Marco Schnabl. The company is a finalist in […]

  

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Toyota pilots new car sharing app

Toyota pilots new car sharing app

August 16, 2017 at 4:46 pm 0 comments

Many OEMs are grappling with how to carve out a role in the new world of connected vehicles, ride sharing and selling mobility as a service. Toyota is the latest OEM looking to get a foothold in this brave new world, by partnering with Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) to test […]

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GM delists from Toronto Stock Exchange

GM delists from Toronto Stock Exchange

August 16, 2017 at 4:45 pm 0 comments

On Wednesday Aug. 16th, General Motors Co. announced that is voluntarily delisting its common stock from the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). The company’s shares will cease to be traded on the TSX at the close of markets on Nov. 30, 2017. The company said its stock will continue to be […]

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Bill 104 “disastrous” for dealers, says CADA’s White

Bill 104 “disastrous” for dealers, says CADA’s White

August 16, 2017 at 11:08 am 0 comments

Demand for zero-emission vehicles, or ZEVs, is small in Canada; they account for less than one per cent of total vehicles sales in this country. But one province, Quebec, hopes to change that. Bill 104 is legislation aimed at increasing the number of ZEVs in Quebec in an effort to […]

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Red-hot auto sales continue in July

Red-hot auto sales continue in July

August 9, 2017 at 10:23 am 0 comments

For the third consecutive month and the sixth of seven this year, new-vehicle sales in Canada in July set an all-time record for the month. Sales of 181,834 new cars, trucks and utility vehicles were up 4.9 per cent  from July 2016, 8.8 per cent better than the five-year historical average […]

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Used vehicle prices show little change in July

Used vehicle prices show little change in July

August 9, 2017 at 10:22 am 0 comments

Dealertrack’s list of Top Funded Used Vehicles in Canada, along with Average Cash Prices in July remained consistent with June. Nine of the 10 vehicles on the list saw price changes of less than 1.0 per cent. The lone standout was the third-place Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan, which saw a […]

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Self-driving car proves benefits of collaboration

Self-driving car proves benefits of collaboration

August 9, 2017 at 10:20 am 0 comments

The demonstration “is an important example of how our on-going cross-border cooperation is advancing autonomous vehicle technologies,” said Bains. It also underlined a government commitment to middle-class jobs, growth and prosperity, he said. The initiative is part of the federal government’s Innovation and Skills Plan, a multi-year effort to create […]

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No killer app for virtual reality so far

No killer app for virtual reality so far

August 9, 2017 at 10:19 am 0 comments

Virtual reality is a technology that holds big promise, according to a new report exploring the demographics of virtual reality (VR) owners and intenders in the US, Western Europe, China and India. Many OEMs are experimenting with the technology as a way to showcase vehicles to consumers. But while early […]

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U.S. new car transaction prices rise in July

U.S. new car transaction prices rise in July

August 9, 2017 at 10:14 am 0 comments

The declining sales of cars and the growing popularity of SUVs continue to drive up average transaction prices, said Kelley Blue Book analyst Tim Fleming. Latest numbers from Kelley Blue Book show a 1.7 per cent year-over-year increase in new car prices in July. That’s a slight decrease (0.3 per […]

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