Category: Technology

OEM Battery Trends: How the Latest Technologies Affect Battery Sales and Service

While the latest high-tech amenities are adding numerous safety, comfort and convenience benefits to a vehicle, they also are creating more battery-related issues for vehicle owners. J.D. Power identified the trend in its 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study. In a summary of its findings, the global consumer research company stated: “New… Read more »

Notice to Silicon Valley: Car Dealers Can Adapt Too

Stephen Hawking passed away in March and I recently attended three events, the National Automobile Dealers Assn. convention, the J.D. Power Auto Summit and the 2018 Automotive Forum. What could these things have in common? Well, Hawking, who was of no small intelligence, once said, “Intelligence is the ability to… Read more »

Cadillac’s head of innovation says virtual reality project has ‘no limits’

Though Cadillac’s XT4 compact premium crossover isn’t yet available, dealers can get a head start marketing the vehicle — not through traditional on-site inventory but instead with virtual reality. Dealership salespeople can assist future buyers through virtually experiencing the new vehicle, and all of Cadillac’s models, using the brand’s virtual… Read more »

Car vending machine opens in Charlotte

The Queen City has its first very own car vending machine! Carvana has opened a car vending machine in Charlotte. Customers purchase cars online and can pick them up at the machine. Customers have 7 days to “test-own” the car. Raleigh has one as well.  Carvana has opened one of… Read more »

The evolution of clean cars: Interview of a new Tesla Model 3 owner

SACE Board President, John Noel, recently bought the new Tesla Model 3. I had a chance to chat with him recently about his new purchase and discuss his thoughts on the vehicle. In case you’ve missed the headlines, the Model 3 is Tesla’s latest vehicle release and has been touted as… Read more »