Newsmaker

  • Marie Niewiroski, director of eBay Motors, answered questions from Aftermarket Business World about the site’s automotive-oriented offerings, including Virtual Tech and My Garage.
    searchautoparts
  • ABI Research identified three important technology trends in intelligent transportation: Freight as a service; vehicle OEMs adopting factory-fit telematics solutions; and the rapid growth of the commercial telematics sector.
    searchautoparts
  • In December 2017, Openbay announced that it is partnering with eBay Motors to make available millions of searchable parts and accessories.
    searchautoparts
  • In the 1960s, Robert Fenton was involved in groundbreaking research on driverless vehicles. He and his colleagues built and tested some of the earliest autonomous cars on roadways around Columbus, Ohio.
    searchautoparts
  • James G. Burrows, senior vice president for small business at the Export-Import Bank of the United States, is committed to assisting small businesses interested in pursuing overseas export sales.
    searchautoparts
  • BellHawk Systems President Peter Green published a white paper on the value of using license plate container tracking barcodes to improve inventory visibility inside the warehouse.
    searchautoparts
  • Bill Russo, managing director at the Gao Feng Advisory Co.’s automotive division and a 30-year industry veteran, discusses how autonomous vehicles will impact future driving behavior.
    searchautoparts
  • CarFix will issue Vehicle Lifecycle Blockchain tokens to establish reliable repair records and price information, allowing for secure transactions among customers, dealerships, insurance companies and the automotive repair industry.
    searchautoparts
  • Every year, 4-H youth participate in more than 5 million science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects from aerospace engineering and robotics to veterinary science and hydroponics.
    searchautoparts
  • Mike Fitzgerald, executive vice president and general manager of Innova Telematics Solutions, spoke with Aftermarket Business World about trends in the fleet management space.
    searchautoparts
  • Charles J. Hall, acting chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the official American government’s export credit agency, discusses agency programs for small businesses.
    searchautoparts
  • Sheila Andrews, director of heavy duty programs at the Auto Care Association, discusses the creation of product data standards for the heavy duty aftermarket, which would mirror established PIES standard.
    searchautoparts
  • Matthew Brown of Lawson Products and its Kent Automotive division provides a detailed account of the Lawson/Kent internal training programs.  
    searchautoparts
  • IDTechEx recently issued a report predicting that mobile robotics in material handling and logistics (including autonomous vehicles) will be a $75-billion market by 2027, and double that by 2038.
    searchautoparts
  • William B. “Brock” Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, responded to questions from business owners interested in developing pre-disaster plans for their operations.
    searchautoparts
  • Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, which produces the Consumer Electronics Show, discusses the OEM forum on cooperative partnerships to develop electronic vehicles.
    searchautoparts
  • Jim Brannen, vice president of e-commerce at BuyAutoParts.com, a replacement parts distributor based in San Diego, Calif., discusses the company’s success in the e-commerce space, where the firm has been active since 2001.
    searchautoparts
  • As national franchising manager at the Detail Garage chain, Chad Zani assists franchisees in preparing educational events and marketing initiatives aimed at promoting car care products from parent-company Chemical Guys.
    searchautoparts
  • Barry White, president of Group Seven Consulting, an Atlanta-based firm that specializes in field service and fleet management solutions, discusses how fleet solutions can help operators extend the life of their vehicles.
    searchautoparts
  • Archana Vidyasekar is the Global Research Manager, Visionary Innovation Research Group, at Frost & Sullivan. She spoke to Aftermarket Business World about the challenges of delivery and logistics in the e-tailing era.
    searchautoparts