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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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Digital first promises better inventory management

Digital first promises better inventory management

August 16, 2017 at 10:05 am 0 comments

  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 […]

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Cross-screen automotive advertising grows in popularity

Cross-screen automotive advertising grows in popularity

August 16, 2017 at 10:03 am 0 comments

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 […]

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DMS provider hosts dealer conference

DMS provider hosts dealer conference

August 16, 2017 at 10:00 am 0 comments

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 […]

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U.S. auto retail network shows continued stability

U.S. auto retail network shows continued stability

August 16, 2017 at 9:58 am 0 comments

  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 […]

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automotiveMastermind is an SaaS Awards finalist

automotiveMastermind is an SaaS Awards finalist

August 16, 2017 at 9:57 am 0 comments

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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