Future Mobility: James Carter

The future opportunities for dealers post COVID-19

The future opportunities for dealers post COVID-19

April 29, 2020 at 4:57 pm Comments are Disabled

It might seem an odd time to consider ridesharing programs at your dealership, but other forces might be fueling growth in the sector. We’re in the middle of a scary time right now with COVID-19 — the almost omnipresent threat of infection and resultant physical distancing is difficult for most […]

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CES will help you understand the future of auto retail

CES will help you understand the future of auto retail

March 18, 2020 at 2:22 pm Comments are Disabled

Keeping up with the annual Consumer Electronics Show can help dealers better prepare for the future. In my area of future mobility, one of the things I spend a lot of time doing is urging people to pay attention. If you’ve followed me for a while, whether with Canadian auto […]

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Penske stakes out big opportunity for dealers in new mobility

Penske stakes out big opportunity for dealers in new mobility

December 17, 2019 at 1:34 pm Comments are Disabled

Why Penske’s move and the opportunities it presents are something dealers need to be aware of. Something very interesting quietly happened in late October that may or may not have caught your eye: Penske Corporation has now set up and is running Penske Dash, a free-floating car-sharing operation in the […]

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The threat of the “R” word

The threat of the “R” word

October 21, 2019 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

The threat of a recession is looming, but dealers can prepare by considering alternative revenue opportunities. It seems like a bi-annual event: the press and financial analysts are predicting that a recession is on its way. Recently, we had another deluge of predictions 10 years and five months after the […]

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A glimpse into the future?

A glimpse into the future?

August 29, 2019 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

The U.K. experience with mobility and transportation changes could be a window into Canada’s future. Change and disruption is coming; it’s real and very apparent. If you hang around the transportation space in the U.K. for only a brief period of time, that’s the impression which will quickly form. In […]

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Opportunity is knocking

Opportunity is knocking

July 12, 2019 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

It’s time for dealers to become the “Optimistic Opportunists” of New Mobility I’m going to be frank with you: very, very few dealers truly understand the profound effects in the way that transportation will change over the next 20 to 30 years. It will be truly dramatic, in the same […]

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How can dealers cash in on new mobility?

How can dealers cash in on new mobility?

May 22, 2019 at 4:40 pm Comments are Disabled

If they act now, dealers can position themselves to compete in the new automotive retail ecosystem. In our last column, we made the case that mega-trends — which dealers have very little control over — are threatening to disrupt the automotive retail model. We saw app-based transportation (like Uber, Lyft, […]

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