en-usVince Bond Jr. Feed The ultimate marketing vehicle?Mon, 8 Dec 2014 00:01:00 ESTThe center stack is already a hub for entertainment and navigation, but what if it could help you get half off a turkey sandwich at a deli that's just around the corner? For automakers and their technology partners, it's an... Mercedes wins November U.S. luxury crown, trails BMW for annual titleTue, 2 Dec 2014 09:00:04 ESTMercedes-Benz, trailing BMW by a narrow 1,830-vehicle margin following record sales in November, has one month to overtake its German rival and retain its crown as the No. 1 luxury brand in the United States. Continental's electronics, Korea units to plead guilty to price fixingMon, 24 Nov 2014 16:16:59 ESTSouth Korean suppliers Continental Automotive Electronics and Continental Automotive Korea will plead guilty to rigging the prices of instrument panel clusters and pay a criminal fine of $4 million, the U.S. Chevy Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept pays homage to past, futureThu, 20 Nov 2014 15:36:33 ESTIt's ironic that the most futuristic Vision Gran Turismo virtual racer to date also has the deepest historical ties to motorsports. Just how bad is that traffic jam ahead? New tech lets drivers see itTue, 18 Nov 2014 15:36:34 ESTTraffic apps that alert users of upcoming delays aren't unheard of these days. Subaru unveils VIZIV GT Vision virtual racer for 'Gran Turismo 6' gamersTue, 18 Nov 2014 16:58:00 ESTSubaru is the latest automaker to embrace the virtual racing scene with a hyperfuturistic concept for 'Gran Turismo 6' on the PlayStation 3 game system. Tapping the potential of smartphonesMon, 10 Nov 2014 00:01:00 ESTAutomakers such as Ford and Toyota are illustrating how static ads on screens and billboards can quickly generate dynamic ads for the smartphone through the use of near-field communication, the short-range wireless... BMW tops in luxury sales, despite Mercedes' best month of 2014Mon, 3 Nov 2014 16:36:06 ESTThe BMW brand had its strongest October sales performance ever to top Mercedes-Benz, which recorded its best month so far this year. $716 million question: Does Twitter spur sales?Mon, 3 Nov 2014 00:01:00 ESTIt's a burning question for auto marketers on Twitter: Are our tweets influencing people to buy cars? Depends on whom you ask. Infotainment bugs bite in reliability surveyMon, 3 Nov 2014 00:01:00 ESTAs consumer demand for automotive infotainment systems that blend with digital lifestyles has grown the past few years, so have gripes about buggy or confusing technology that still isn't quite ready for prime time. On Twitter, 140 characters = $716 million in car sales Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:21:15 ESTIt's a burning question for auto marketers on Twitter: Are our tweets influencing people to buy cars? To tackle this question, the social network released new data today that attempts to show just how much 140 characters are... Infotainment glitches haunt automakers in Consumer Reports' reliability surveyMon, 27 Oct 2014 12:45:00 ESTInfotainment hiccups nagged the industry in the Consumer Reports 2014 Annual Auto Reliability Survey, while problems with the Q50 caused Infiniti's ranking to plummet. Mich. blocks Tesla's sales model by plugging loopholeTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:19:42 ESTMichigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill today that effectively bars Tesla Motors' direct-sales model in the state. Pulling the plug: EV battery module exchange put to testMon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 ESTA team of engineers at the University of California, San Diego, plans to make a cross-country trip in an electric vehicle -- without plugging the car in once. Tesla blasts Michigan bill as 'raw deal'Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:31:55 ESTTesla says it's getting a 'raw deal' in Michigan and is speaking out on a bill that would block its direct-sales model in the state -- and prevent it from operating a gallery. Anti-Tesla bill reaches Michigan governor's deskWed, 15 Oct 2014 12:50:00 ESTLegislation that would prevent Tesla Motors from directly selling its EV lineup in Michigan has cleared the state's legislative chambers and is awaiting the signature of Republican Governor Rick Snyder. Manager's personalized paychecks encourage, praise dealership staffersWed, 15 Oct 2014 00:01:00 ESTMichelle Petrenko adds extra value to her employees' paychecks. How to get the most from millennial staffersWed, 15 Oct 2014 00:01:00 ESTIf dealers want to attract the best and brightest from the most diverse generation to date, job descriptions should cast the car business as a career with hurdles that millennials should be excited to leap -- not a robotic... Colorado Ford, Subaru dealer Carlson in line to become '16 NADA chairmanTue, 14 Oct 2014 16:03:37 ESTThe National Automobile Dealers Association chose Colorado dealer Jeff Carlson as its next vice chairman, putting him in line to become chairman after Bill Fox of New York, who -- as expected -- will be NADA's 2015 chairman. Mercedes tops BMW in monthly luxury salesWed, 1 Oct 2014 17:00:44 ESTMercedes-Benz's record September in the United States was enough to top the BMW brand in the luxury sales race, but BMW held a small lead for the first nine months of the year. Chrysler revamps line to boost pickup outputMon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 ESTWith thousands of suggestions from line workers, Chrysler Group modified the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in suburban Detroit to build about 100 additional Ram 1500s each production day or 28,500 per year. Chrysler's revamped line to build about 100 more Ram 1500s a dayThu, 25 Sep 2014 15:05:42 ESTChrysler Group says its Warren Truck Assembly Plant will build about 100 additional Ram 1500s each production day, or 28,565 per year, to meet demand. Chrysler recalls nearly 350,000 vehicles from 2008 to fix ignition switchesThu, 25 Sep 2014 14:52:18 ESTChrysler is recalling an estimated 349,442 vehicles from the 2008 model year to fix an ignition switch problem. The automaker says it will correct conditions that may cause ignition keys to become stuck or inadvertently move.