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Mar 22, 2018

Are you ready to CONNECT? It’s time for another year of the auto retail industry’s greatest annual event – NADA.

We are looking forward this year’s NADA Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas. The “Show” begins Thursday March 22nd and lasts through Sunday March 25th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Mar 21, 2018

An Uber-owned self-driving car fatally struck a woman on Sunday, who died shortly thereafter. The video shows that she abruptly moved in front of the moving vehicle. The media however was quick to jump on the sensation of the story, while Toyota temporarily suspended AV testing. Meanwhile, driverless vehicles expected...


Mar 13, 2018

According to a February report on The Capitol Forum, the FTC is considering bringing legal proceedings against CDK and Reynolds & Reynolds for anti-competitive conduct. 

The FTC issued CDK a Civil Investigative Demand in June 2017, and according to the report the investigation has since progressed. 

This excerpt on our...


Mar 11, 2018

News last week that used car site Vroom is laying off 25%-50% of its staff nationwide as it halts Dallas and Indiana operations sparked a conversation during AutoConverse "On Air" last week with Host Ryan Gerardi and Guest Frank J Lopes.

The moves underscore some of the challenge of scaling and running startups in the...


Feb 16, 2018

In this edition of the AutomoBuzz we recap yesterday's Valentine surprise that Cars.com is set to acquire Chicago-based automotive retail technology firm Dealer Inspire and its digital advertising agency Launch Digital Marketing (LDM). The acquisition, which is expected to close this month, is the first for Cars.com...