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Cox sues CDK, cites anticompetitive practices (Mon, 11 Dec 2017)
In a battle between two dealership vendor giants, Cox Automotive is suing CDK Global for anticompetitive business practices.
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GM's crystal ball includes owner-driver model, Barra says (Mon, 11 Dec 2017)
GM is investing heavily in ride-sharing, electric vehicles, autonomy and other mobility services in order to put customers and consumers first, and dealers will have to adjust, CEO Mary Barra says.
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GM-Lyft relationship gets complicated (Sun, 10 Dec 2017)
General Motors has reaped financial benefits and learnings from its $500 million investment in the ride-hailing company Lyft; however, the long-term parameters of the relationship between the two remain uncertain.
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Bilingual dealershp staff just the start to success (Sun, 10 Dec 2017)
Spanish advertising, a bilingual staff and a refined sales strategy have helped Downey Nissan lead the brand in new-vehicle sales to Hispanic customers so far in 2017.
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After split, Delphi looks to the future (Mon, 11 Dec 2017)
Last week, storied auto supplier Delphi split into two separate public entities -- one focused on the headline-grabbing autonomous vehicle phenomenon, the other on the century-old powertrain.
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Lear to acquire GPS technology company EXO Technologies (Mon, 11 Dec 2017)
Lear said it agreed to acquire EXO Technologies, a GPS technology firm based in Israel, to boost its connected vehicle systems. Terms were not disclosed.
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GM will lighten next-gen pickups with carbon fiber (Sun, 10 Dec 2017)
It would be the largest-scale automotive application of carbon fiber, whose long, labor-intensive production process and high cost relative to steel and aluminum have limited its use mostly to luxury vehicles and sports cars.
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A century of forward thinking gave rise to FandI office, products of today (Sun, 10 Dec 2017)
In this special section, Automotive News sheds light on a few of the countless people and companies that helped shape the modern dealership FandI office.
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Nissan dangles factory-to-salesperson incentive (Sun, 10 Dec 2017)
Nissan is steering cash spiffs to dealership sales personnel this month in a bid to sell off 2017 models.
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Hybrids are better for autonomy, Ford says (Sun, 10 Dec 2017)
Ford countered GM's vision for a large-scale self-driving car deployment in 2019 by detailing plans to launch an autonomous hybrid in 2021 for more diverse commercial uses.
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Genesis aiming for 85 to 90 stores (Sun, 10 Dec 2017)
Hyundai Motor America plans to tell dealers by year end which markets it has designated for stand-alone Genesis stores, said Brian Smith, who joined the automaker from Toyota in October.
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On recalls, Honda goes the extra mile (Sun, 10 Dec 2017)
It took a while for Honda to recognize the scope of its problem with bad Takata airbag inflators, but since it did, the company has led the way in finding affected vehicles and getting their owners to come in for repairs.
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Toyota Olympic marketing will help explain mobility vision (Sun, 10 Dec 2017)
Heeding a call to action from President Akio Toyoda, Toyota marketers are leveraging an eight-year Olympic sponsorship deal and its first global campaign to lay out its vision of mobility for the world.
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Cox survey finds dealer optimism strongest in South (Sun, 10 Dec 2017)
Dealers are positive about the next quarter, but that optimism varies widely by region, a Cox Automotive survey found.
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GM's new Marketplace app showcases its remote update capability (Sun, 10 Dec 2017)
Over-the-air updates are seen as a key part of connected and autonomous vehicles, as they allow companies to refine their systems over time and provide real-time updates when needed.
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Costs sink Sommer, but ZF committed to autonomous (Sun, 10 Dec 2017)
Boardroom unease over ongoing acquisitions just brought down ZF's CEO. But the parts giant knows it must press on to be a true global autonomous vehicle competitor.
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Industry right-sizes its stocks (Sun, 10 Dec 2017)
Automakers have worked off a yearlong surplus of inventory and enter the busy December selling season with stocks slightly below normal for this time of year.
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Intel-Nvidia rivalry gets chippy (Sun, 10 Dec 2017)
Trying to figure out who is in the lead takes patience and math skills.
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Ford will test Internet sales models in China (Sat, 09 Dec 2017)
Ford is using the world's largest vehicle market as a test bed for alternatives to traditional dealer showrooms.
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BMW's Kuhnt offers an 'olive branch' to dealers (Sat, 09 Dec 2017)
BMW of North America CEO Bernhard Kuhnt is working to revamp the company's culture and improve its relations with the dealership network.
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