Information technology by the numbers

$3.2 millionAutobytel's net loss for the third quarter. On the plus side, third quarter revenue was up 4 percent from the same quarter of 2000
40Percentage of U.S. drivers who say using a hands-free phone while driving is a distraction
15,000Average monthly number of remote door unlock requests to OnStar
3Percentage of U.S. households that own a telematics device
$45 millionPlanned advertising spending for XM Satellite Radio for 2001
4Hours per month it takes to typically maintain a Web site
20,000Number of U.S. gas stations supplying carpoint.com with daily gas prices for users of My Car service
5Number of auto companies with which OnStar has contracts (GM, Lexus, Audi, Acura, Subaru)
71Number of U.S. cities where real-time traffic information is available through OnStar's Virtual Advisor service
1.3 millionEstimated number of vehicles in the U.S. that will be sold on the Internet by 2004
33Percentage of vehicles in the U.S. that will be sold with telematics systems
27 millionAverage monthly number of searches on autotrader.com during the third quarter
52Percentage of Web surfers in U.S. who do not click on banner ads
$500 Amount GM says it saves on each off-lease vehicle sold over its SmartAuction remarketing Web site, which is available to more than 7,000 U.S. dealers selling GM brands
87Percentage of U.S. online car shoppers who visit at least one automaker site
2 millionNumber of online leads AutoNation expects to receive this year
43Percentage of U.S. consumers who use the Internet as part of their used-vehicle shopping process
Sources: Autobytel, AutoNation, AutoTrader, Experian, eBrain Market Research, Forrester Research, Frost & Sullivan, GM, Jupiter Media Metrix, MSN CarPoint, NADA, OnStar, J.D. Power and Associates, Response Insurance, Telematics Research Group, Toyota, University of Michigan, XM Satellite Radio

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