Why this Video is a Must Watch:

• Blockchain Tech­nol­o­gy is about change every­thing

• To under­stand it can be dif­fi­cult, but a Must for you & the indus­try

• Note that it will elim­i­nate the need for cen­tral­ized insti­tu­tions

• Will facil­i­tate changes in auto finance, CRM, & Sys­tems Pro­gram­ming.

• Trans­ac­tions will be dis­trib­uted, trans­par­ent, and autonomous

• This video will give you a big pic­ture of how Blockchain works

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How Hacking Tesla Reveals 3 Lessons to Learn

Why Paper on the Hacking of the Tesla Model S is a Must Read:
• Keen Labs was able to hack the Tesla S two times
• The in-depth research & testing shows vehicle systems still vulnerable.
• Report says 82% of vehicles sold in next 3 yrs. will be connected

What in this Report requires your thorough Strategic Read?
• Focus on 4 malicious steps used in the hack of the Tesla on pg 4 & 5
• Dealers and industry should Dig into Lessons learned on page 6
• Code Signing & Authentication are critical to ECU Firmware security

The Current Situation for Predictive Analytics:

1. Predictive Analytics is migrating to BlockChain
2.Becoming a marketing tool for automotive market
3.Need for dealer management to grasp & use PA

Why this article & link is Significant:


1. Get a quick briefing on Benefits, Apps & Trends for Predictive Analytics
2.Critical that auto mgt uses more PA & Blockchain in 2018
3.Entrepreneur Mag article is heads up on Predictive Analytics

The EV Battery Market Situation:
1. Utilized high energy density & long driving range
2. Adds up to 240 miles (390 km): 50 miles (80 km) range
3. Requires only a 60-sec charge
4. Seeks to solve EV Charging limitation & constraint

The Significance of this Breakthrough:
1. Fast charge & short charging times better than other Li-ion technology
2. Meets automotive requirements for energy density, range, and cost.
3. Enevate is licensing silicon-dominant HD-Energy® Technology
4. Licensees:Battery & EV automotive manufacturers & suppliers
5. New extreme fast charge technology breaks down barriers to EV adoption.

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Ron Smith
FounderAuto Remarketing Magazine
- 12/31/1969

Just in case, you don’t know who Ron Smith is?

For openers, Ron Smith started publishing Auto Remarketing magazine in 1991 as a bi-monthly publication.

From the beginning, he focused the magazine on the used-car operations of franchised dealerships and then expanded its coverage to also include independent dealers.

Today the magazine is the leading media source in the used-car industry and is published twice per month with a circulation of approximately 45,000 industry executives.

In the last 26 years, Ron Smith has made an impact on not only how the image of used vehicle business is perceived by the industry and the public but how used vehicles are valued, marketed, and distributed in the automotive market place.

Ron has been and will continue to be a great visionary for the company, the industry, and the country. His track record as a terrific mentor is extensive. Even though Ron is not in editorial meetings these day or setting up the next conference, he leadership and publishing expertise remains a presence that keeps the Cherokee team & the readership focused on continual improvement

Here is what Ron Smith built and the legacy he leaves to the Industry:

In addition to Auto Remarketing, Sub Prime Lending, and corporate, Cherokee Automotive Group, Smith's other business venture includes S&A Cherokee, a full-service communications firm providing public relations services, graphic design, Web development, publishing and event planning.

In 2009 and 2010, S&A Cherokee was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. In addition to his role as chairman of CAG, Smith will remain active in the overall operations of S&A Cherokee.

This man made a difference in people’s lives, trade publishing, and the auto industry while building a legacy of integrity, grace, and competence.

To really gain a profile and the measure of his contribution to the industry, listen to the recent podcast interview.: http//www.autoremarketing.com/trends/podcast-auto-remarketing-founder-ron-smith

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