Today's Automotive Industry News

How Blockchain Can Help to Avoid a Repeat of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis in the Auto Market

FOR AUTO SUB PRIME FINANCE COMPANIES AND FUNDERS:

This breakthrough automotive finance application of Blockchain technology may well be a major factor in preventing another sub prime automotive crisis.

It is imperative for the automotive finance community for credit unions to banks and captive finance companies to adopt this system & technology ASAP.

For those attending a forthcoming Digital Asset Conference and drilling down into this release is critical for auto subprime finance management
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AR/VR-as-a-Service Now Ready to Become a Leading Platform for Auto Industry, Dealers, and Car Buyers to Shop & Select a Vehicle.

Here are some of the breakthroughs in AR/VR as a Vehicle Sales Tool:

Why AR/VR is now a must in the Vehicle Sales Process:

Three Reasons-Consumer Adoption; Dealer Utilization; New Headsets:
The Time for this AR/VR Technology in Automotive Marketing is Now
Buyers able to view any make & model via phone & lightweight headset
Gain configuration options, change color & compare cars side by side.
Time Researching Reduced: 17 M cars are sold per year in the U.S.
Buyers spend an average 14 hours researching & shopping for a car.
Improving immersion/engagement for saves shopper time & drive sales.

Find out why & how AR/VR are going merge with AI & Change how vehicles are sold:
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Breakthrough: Open Source Blockchain Ecosystem Solution to Bring Transparency & Data Security to $2.8 T Pre-Owned Auto Industry

The Auto Finance Industry Problem:

The auto industry has long struggled with a lack of transparency and widespread information inaccuracies, from titling all the way through financing, Independent dealers, government agencies, including Departments of Motor Vehicles, insurers, financing companies and individuals.

There has been a lack of a standardized system that provides a reliable means of sharing and authenticating information such as vehicle information numbers (VIN), make, model, title, sales and service history.


Open source Blockchain operating system has been needed to power the consolidation of data on millions of vehicles to fight fraud and streamline auto information sharing

The Solution:

Fusion Foundation, a non-profit organization on a mission to build the ideal financial infrastructure, has been chosen by the Automotive eXchange Platform (AXP) to improve access to accurate consolidated data on millions of vehicles in the $2.8 trillion pre-owned automotive industry.

See, learn, and understand how this Blockchain Breakthrough will transform the entire Used Vehicle Market the next 3 years or less. ________________________________________________________________


Has Digital Media Killed Automotive Trade Publications or Have They Killed Themselves ?

Are Automotive Trade and Consumer Magazines, Publications, & Websites Killing Themselves?

Is the Digital Media Carnage coming into niche auto publishing models?
Is there too much media for so few auto industry advertisers?
Are automotive industry trade publications becoming irrelevant?
Is the auto trade publication trade business model unsustainable?
Can auto trade pubs keep accomplishing an unattainable media business?

See the Red in the "How Digital Media Killed Itself' article posted and consider.
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Solution To & For a Big Problem:
Dealerships Loaded With Unsold New Cars

The Industry Problem:
3.95 Million New Cars are in Inventory at Dealerships


The Dealer Solution:
Begin Immediate Transition to becoming a Total Transportation Center - No longer just a Dealership Selling & Servicing Cars
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BLACK BOOK & THE APPRAISAL LANE TEAM UP TO GIVE CONSUMERS THE TRADE-IN EXPERIENCE THEY REALLY WANT

Learn What Kills a Sale and Why?

How New Platform from The Appraisal Lane Solves the Customer Vehicle Valuation Problem

The Appraisal Lane Vehicle Appraisal process utilizes Black Book valuation data in conjunction with market insights and deep appraisal knowledge across all makes and models to assess each used vehicle on its own merit and provides consumers with the best possible cash offer.

How Data Science & Human Market Knowledge Combine to make Vehicle Appraisal More Accurate, Fair, & Profitable:

Black Book and The Appraisal Lane share the same fundamentals of combining data science with human touch to most accurately determine a vehicle’s value,” BlackBook values, coupled with The Appraisal Lane’s live cash offers, effectively put the dealership trade-in process right in the palm of a consumer’s hand.
Dealers that offer this experience are poised to improve prospect engagement, increase business, and stand apart from the competition.”

Study this PDF document for just how this breakthrough vehicle appraisal process works

Connected Cars: A Connected Vision -A Car History Reminder & Recap of Where We Are with Connectivity

Here is a Recap of the sections in this Timely Article on the Current State of Connected Cars & Technology

What's happened to transportation in last Century
The Market for Autonomous Vehicles by 2040
Adapting to Change in Transportation
Connected Cars Today
The Involvement of City Transportation Management
New Innovation Creating Options

Click and Invest the time to gain a current briefing and perspective on the current Connected Car History and Vision.


The Source and The Author: Percy Gendreau, CEO/Managing Director, Connected Strategy Advisors Percy brings 30+ years of experience in manufacturing/operations, management and optimization around the transportation and manufacturing sectors. His efforts help build and scale an OEM/Supplier vehicle launch collaboration platform. ________________________________________________________________________________


2019 Predictions Robotics & Automation by AI Industry Experts

See Robotics Business Review's Listing of the 2019 Predictions from Leaders in the Robotics Industry

Here are the Top Trends in Robotics for 2019:

The robotics industry continues to gear up for 2019 with expectations that it will be even bigger, faster, & more innovative.
You are encouraged to find and read Robotics Business Review in 2019
This is the leading edge publication for Robotics
It canvasses industry leaders across the robotics, automation, & artificial intelligence landscape

50 Trends to Watch in 2019

Amazon Air Drives UPS & FedX into Last Mile Strategy With Sense of Urgency

Amazon Air Makes a Last Mile Strategy by UPS & Fed X a MUST & ASAP

The Significance of FedX & UPS Market Performance:

1) Fed-X Making abrupt changes in management--Air CEO Out
2) Threat from Amazon will drive down stock value of FedX
3) Amazon Air to take 2% of FedX-UPS revenue in 2019
4) Need to cut costs & change logistics delivery model by Fedx, UPS ASAP.

See the Updated posting of "The Situation" and note the SIGNIFICANCE of the management changes at FedX & the drop in Stock value at both companies [See WSJ, Dec 8 Issue for more detail]

U.S, Made Sedans Appear to be Dead & SUV’s Are a Growing Challenge for Industry, Traffic, and Environment

The Situation: Fewer U.S. Car Buyers are selecting U.S. Sedans & Opting for SUVs

The Significance: Car Buyers are buying Japanese & Korean made sedans

The Solution: OEMs need massive initiative to educate buyers not sell them with ads, deals, and sales tactics

Find out how & why U.S, Sedans are not selling at the same rate as Japanese & Korean makes _________________________________________________________________________

On the Road to Autonomy:Webinar and Virtual Workshop:

Join this Must SEE & HEAR Free Webinar on Wednesday, December 12th, at 1:00 pm EST

See just how far we’ve traveled on the road to autonomy and to test the following predictions for our autonomous future.

Prediction #1 - Future applications (especially autonomous ground vehicles) will require precise positioning at the cm level

Prediction #2 - One of the few technologies that can provide that precision today is GNSS RTK and PPP

Prediction #3 - This level of precision will be enabled even more with the introduction of new GNSS constellations

You can begin to better understand and be knowledgeable about Autonomous Vehicles by attending this timely Webinar ________________________________________________________________________________________________

We All Know & Love Jody–This is a MUST: Jody DeVere Family Woolsey Fire Recovery Fund



Jody DeVere's son, Joseph, and his wife Rosanna lost their home and everything in it in the #WoolseyFire Seminole Springs Mobile Home community in Agoura Hills, CA. Jody's son is 100% disabled. He has an aggressive form of MS and a spinal cord injury and this complicates his care and immediate and long term housing for them and their pets.

Joe is currently at a VA Nursing Care facility one hour away from Rosanna, family and his support system. He receives a much higher level of care living at home with his wife and personal care giving staff.

What You Can do: Help us bring Joe home!

Cargobikes Not Drones Are The Future For Urban Deliveries

The Situation:

Every day and every hour, a gas powered delivery vans lumber down the streets of the U.S. commercial and residential areas to deliver packages to an office or home

The Significance:


Operating costs for the logistics company are high; The trucks are noisy, Traffic is impeded, expanded, or encumbered by the addition of a large truck. The cost, the logistics and process is inefficient, expensive, and not eco-friendly.

The Solution:


The logistics delivery driver drives a large van with packages for a given delivery sector to a staging area within a mile of the area, specific sector, area, or streets for delivery. From there, a CargoBike used to deliver the packages. To see how all this would work, go to a more complete presentation & details of this innovative solution to Package delivery in U.S. Market ____________________________________________________________________________

Breakthrough AI Platform Enables Auto Consumers to Shop the Way They Think & To Find that New or Used Car Like Now

AI Program Finds the Car in Dealer Inventory that the Prospect is Just Thinking about.

Computer vision and machine learning combine to identify that particular vehicle in the dealer's inventory.

An AI program also makes suggestions to prospective customer based on vehicles scanned or researched in prospect's search process

The whole process is done in seconds and the customer is astounded at the results.

This breakthrough application is increasing dealer closure rates at new levels. The search process combined with AI and Machine Learning is so effective that the program is tempered so as not to overwhelm the customer.


Gain preliminary details and CarStory Contact to learn exactly how the process closes sales. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Last Mile Package Delivery — Cargo Bikes Not Drones Are The Future For Urban Deliveries

Breakthrough Idea: Cargo Bikes will deliver packages not trucks

Last Mile Deliveries on & by Cargo Bikes are coming to delivery logistics
Delivery companies will be parking noisy,polluting trucks blocks away.
Cargo bikes delivering packages for last mile from a Mother Truck
Will reduce congestion. pollution, and noise, gridlock & cost


"Last Mile Delivery Strategy" being developed now
Leaders seem to be in Amsterdam, UK, and Europe -
UPS & FedX next to adopt the new delivery model
Cargo bikes & Light Electric Freight Vehicles are being used.


Dive into this linked article to really see what is coming to the Logistics of Package Delivery. _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Leading architect & respected city planner says so

Peter Calthorpe of New Urbanism & Berkeley rebuts Techs from S Valley;

Tech companies claim that autonomous vehicles could reduce traffic.

Skeptics, including Calthorpe, argue actually that more gridlock will occur.

More people are still taking solo trips.


Will Tech Leave Detroit in the Dust?–
At stake: Who will control the Future of Transportation?

OEMs racing to gain car sharing & driverless technology
Result: Who will control the future of transportation?
You will gain an update on OEM vs Silicon Valley
Note that Uber has $129B valuation; GM About 34B
"Sharing the Road" chart on pg 2 lists OEMs & Partners


California Roads & Bridges Rated C & D: State Has to Invest Tax Dollars to Fix The Problem Or Pay More for Vehicle Repairs

Cold hard facts; The American Society of Civil Engineers says our California roads are in bad shape and the bridges are in danger.

What is a Fact: We as Citizen taxpayers cannot pay a little and get a lot.

If we want good roads, we got to pay for them as we go.

How many jobs funded by Gas tax ? = 6,500 including construction and rail.

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Getting Out from Under the “Under 20,30, and 40 Agers” Recognition Pattern by the Trade Press? —“It’s All of Us, Experts, Not Just You”.

What is all of this about?

The most recent issue of Automotive News featured the contributions and accomplishments of 30 automotive executives that are under age 40—as have others in advertising, vehicle remarketing, technology,and business news publications have done of late.

Age is All the Rage – But What Age Really?

With what seems to forthcoming changes and disruptions in automotive retailing, marketing, and the delivering of transportation services, it may be time to recognize and emphasize the entire organization of all these incredible people who are being featured for their accomplishments--Not just a bunch of younger people whom older associates have supported and nurtured within an complex organizational structure for a long time.

To see and gain what this issue is really all about, review and think about the situation with recognizing performance in terms of age. _______________________________________________________________________________________

Advanced Predictive Maintenance Solution for Connected Cars & Autonomous Vehicles Addresses 3 stages of Vehicle Maintenance & Provides SW that Fixes Flaws

Why this posting is significant:

Aurora Labs offers an advanced Predictive Maintenance Solution for connected cars & autonomous vehicles.
Employs Machine learning algorithms uniquely addresses 3 stages of vehicle maintenance:

What the Software does:

Platform detects faults in software behavior & predicts downtime events;
Fixes flaws on-the-go in the electronic control unit (ECU) software.
Solution provides cost-effective & swift ECU updates with zero downtime, without requiring dual memory
Aurora Labs’ technology future-proofs software-driven connected cars

Click & See "Advanced Predictive Maintenance Solution for Connected Cars & Autonomous Vehicles"_
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Apps, Data Gathering, & Underwriting Competition Producing Vehicle Insurance Cost Reductions, Discounts, and Transportation Cost Management Trend.

The Situation for Apps that capture driver data

Apps for Drivers and owners of vehicles are gathering driving performance which delivering the data to insurance underwriters who are, then, offering discounts & programs for and to insured customers.underwriters

The resources from fee-based dashboard telematics services providing data that enables insurance underwriters to offer rewards programs linked to driver performance from smartphone app.

Several new apps have game-like interface to entice more of its vehicle owners in the U.S. to sign up for a smartphone app that relays digital data on driving habits 

See and take the time to ingest a detailed content presentation of how Apps, Data Gathering, & Underwriting Competition are Impacting Vehicle Insurance Cost

Three Significant Breakthrough Developments Being Integrated into Driving Systems for Safety, Connectivity, & Response

What is ADAS all about & Why you should care?:

Seeking to comprehend how ADAS relates to Self Driving Cars Know that ADAS stand for "Automated Driving Assistance System" Understand how ADAS is in current model cars in some form Be challenged to stay knowledgeable about driving systems & technology

What this ADAS Posting might do for your "smarts":

This posting will give you a general grasp of ADAS.
The extent of ADAS in the Cockpit of auto is the question.

Take the time to click, go, and grab on to the basics of ADAS including the definition of the acronym ADAS _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Breakthrough: Four New Technologies to Solve, Change, & Disrupt Off-Lease Marketing as Increasing Volume of Lease Vehicles Reach Maturity & Move to the Auctions

The Situation in the Vehicle Remarketing Industry:

The combined technology and vehicle remarketing services of KAR Auction Services, OPENLANE, Drivin, & TradeRev are delivering “reimagined” & new integrated auction services.

How is this Being Accomplished?:

By the integration of data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence and advanced cloud technology

Recommend you drill-down. See what Peter Kelly of KAR Auctions Services is advocating to dealers and remarketers about the 4 technologies that are already being implemented, coded, and adopted by the Industry ______________________________________________________________________

Gender Count of the Leadership of 11 Auto Industry Associations Shows Imbalance & Lack of Parity

For Awareness and Consideration of & by Auto Industry Management:

Here is a Rollup of Analysis of Each of the 11 Automotive Industry Associations by Gender Count :

Total of 246 Men are Officers, Directors or Board Members
Total of only 30 Women across all 11 industry associations
Some associations have no women in leadership structure.

See how your industry association is doing with gender equality and parity __________________________________________________________________________________________

More Hot News

How Blockchain Can Help to Avoid a Repeat of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis in the Auto Market

AR/VR-as-a-Service Now Ready to Become a Leading Platform for Auto Industry, Dealers, and Car Buyers to Shop & Select a Vehicle.

Breakthrough: Open Source Blockchain Ecosystem Solution to Bring Transparency & Data Security to $2.8 T Pre-Owned Auto Industry

Has Digital Media Killed Automotive Trade Publications or Have They Killed Themselves ?

Solution To & For a Big Problem: Dealerships Loaded With Unsold New Cars

BLACK BOOK & THE APPRAISAL LANE TEAM UP TO GIVE CONSUMERS THE TRADE-IN EXPERIENCE THEY REALLY WANT

Connected Cars: A Connected Vision -A Car History Reminder & Recap of Where We Are with Connectivity

2019 Predictions Robotics & Automation by AI Industry Experts

50 Trends to Watch in 2019

Amazon Air Drives UPS & FedX into Last Mile Strategy With Sense of Urgency

U.S, Made Sedans Appear to be Dead & SUV’s Are a Growing Challenge for Industry, Traffic, and Environment

On the Road to Autonomy:Webinar and Virtual Workshop:

We All Know & Love Jody–This is a MUST: Jody DeVere Family Woolsey Fire Recovery Fund

Cargobikes Not Drones Are The Future For Urban Deliveries

Breakthrough AI Platform Enables Auto Consumers to Shop the Way They Think & To Find that New or Used Car Like Now

Last Mile Package Delivery — Cargo Bikes Not Drones Are The Future For Urban Deliveries

Will Tech Leave Detroit in the Dust?– At stake: Who will control the Future of Transportation?

California Roads & Bridges Rated C & D: State Has to Invest Tax Dollars to Fix The Problem Or Pay More for Vehicle Repairs

Getting Out from Under the “Under 20,30, and 40 Agers” Recognition Pattern by the Trade Press? —“It’s All of Us, Experts, Not Just You”.

Advanced Predictive Maintenance Solution for Connected Cars & Autonomous Vehicles Addresses 3 stages of Vehicle Maintenance & Provides SW that Fixes Flaws

Apps, Data Gathering, & Underwriting Competition Producing Vehicle Insurance Cost Reductions, Discounts, and Transportation Cost Management Trend.

Three Significant Breakthrough Developments Being Integrated into Driving Systems for Safety, Connectivity, & Response

Breakthrough: Four New Technologies to Solve, Change, & Disrupt Off-Lease Marketing as Increasing Volume of Lease Vehicles Reach Maturity & Move to the Auctions

Gender Count of the Leadership of 11 Auto Industry Associations Shows Imbalance & Lack of Parity


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