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Most drivers believe connected-car tech will improve safety, survey says

3:07 pm U.S. ET | April 11, 2014
More than 80 percent of consumers in the United States, Australia and Britain believe connected-vehicle technology will make driving safer, a new survey by the University of Michigan finds.... Read More »



Worry about rising health care costs makes retailers cautiously optimistic this year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
As dealers head to New Orleans for the National Automobile Dealers Association convention, they're looking forward to this year. But they're concerned about rising personnel expenses, linked in large part to health care costs. That's the message from an unscientific online survey Automotive News conducted Jan. 8-10.... Read More »


Survey: For U.S. shoppers, fuel economy trumps performance

1:59 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2013
Two out of three car shoppers in the United States would sacrifice performance for fuel economy, and reliability is the biggest factor is choosing a new vehicle, according to a study by a Detroit-area consulting firm.... Read More »



BMW, VW and Volvo most open to supplier innovation, survey shows

June 10, 2013 06:01 CET
BMW, VW and Volvo have been recognized as the top-ranking automakers based on their openness to supplier innovation in the 2013 European Supplier Choice Survey. The Supplier Choice Survey is a respected industry benchmark that assesses automakers on their ability to adopt and implement suppliers' innovations.... Read More »


Study: Don't forget women, baby boomers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2013
Want to sell more accessories to new-vehicle buyers? Don't forget to make your sales pitch to women and baby boomers. That insight comes from the 2013 Automotive Accessory Market Report released in April by Foresight Research of suburban Detroit.... Read More »


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