The Cur­rent Sit­u­a­tion with AV Soft­ware:

There is NO Safe­ty Soft­ware for Autonomous Vehi­cles

Get­ting the soft­ware “right” is the chal­lenge

Mak­ing AVs More “Safe” is a Big Need for OEMs & the Indus­try

Present­ly no gov­ern­ment or reg­u­la­to­ry con­trols for AV Safe­ty

Solu­tions Being Advanced:

Core focus of Carnegie Mel­lon Pro­fes­sor Phil Koop­man is AV Safe­ty

Pub­lished num­ber of Hot Papers & Research on Soft­ware Safe­ty

Found­ed Edge­Case Research to man­age SW & AV Unknowns

Books include “Bet­ter Embed­ded Sys­tems Soft­ware”

Works with Autonomous Stress Test­ing of Auton­o­my Archi­tec­tures (ASTAA)

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How Much of the Used Vehicle Market will Traditional Auto Auctions like Manheim be left with after Disruption?

Assessment & Analysis of the Current Used Vehicle Market by Michael Pochan, Lecturer, CEO, Software Engineer and professional educator with Carnegie Mellon credentials.

WHAT IS THE SITUATION?:

1) Auction Sales Volume Dropping as much as 40%:
2) Finding the Cars Customers Want online :
3) Auction Channel is Now migrating Online:
4) Mercedes Benz Credit selling off-lease vehicles directly online

WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT:
Be aware of trend & consider adopting online bidding & auctions.
Mecum Auctions & other auctions are taking on-phone bids also
Top 30% of UC dealers continue to find cars for customers online.

Franchise & Independent Dealers & UV buyers should take a minute & review the implications of the increase in online used vehicles sales. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Unsold Vehicles hit Ten Year high in May — Panic or Price or Prepare?

Dealers and Used Vehicle Marketers Becoming Alarmed by Rising Inventories

The high number of unsold vehicles across the industry retreated slightly, but
78-day supply was the highest number for summer selling season since reached 85 days in 2009.
Half of the total unsold cars and light trucks in May were either General Motors, Ford or FCA

See, Ingest, and act on the stats and content of the Automotive News industry alert. ____________________________________________________________________________________________

Tell Me Again Why New Car Buying Can’t Be Online

Current Car Buying Process is in Peril

87% of Americans dislike something about car shopping at dealerships
61% feel they’re taken advantage of while there.
86 % of car shoppers conduct online research before visiting a dealership
Vehicle buyers are increasingly seek to accomplish entire purchase online.
Reality: Consumers have no choice but go to a Dealership.And they don’t like it.
Dealers need to do more to work with buyers who seek to buy on line
Traditional dealer business model could be in peril

See positioning & recommended action-ables from Mike Pochan, Founder of LeaseTek and respected automotive industry leader and analyst _________________________________________________________________________
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Jan ThompsonSenior vice president of marketingZoyte USA-HAAH Automotive Holdings, - 12/31/1969

Zotye, is the Chinese automaker with plans to launch retail operations in the United States in late 2020, has added one of the industry's most respected marketing veterans to its leadership team.

Jan Thompson has been named senior vice president of marketing for Zotye USA and its parent company, HAAH Automotive Holdings, which is headquartered in Lake Forest, Calif.

Thompson, named one of Automotive News' 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry in 2005 and 2010, has led marketing activities at Mazda, Toyota and Nissan in North America. She also has been executive vice president of Omnicon Group and vice president of Advanstar Communications Inc.

She most recently was Ipsos' senior vice president, North America lead, and she will remain on the board of directors at Auto Web, an automotive media and marketing services company in Irvine, Calif.
Her appointment is effective March 1, HAAH said in a statement.
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