Aftermarket Technology

  • I was speaking with a distributor who was doing big business in drop-ship fulfillment for an Internet retailer. I was curious about the business and question the impact it was having on his financials.
  • I think the aftermarket has reached the point where technology adoption is beginning to climb quickly — and with it, disintermediation.
  • AAIA is revamping the othermotive category data, accelerating the publication of vehicle data and re-evaluating the Qualifier Database (QDB).
    Brian Albright
  • The rapid influx of infotainment apps for Internet radio, navigation and social media into vehicles may be drawing all the attention right now, but there’s a quieter storm brewing in the world of automotive apps.
  • One of the biggest challenges surrounding technology adoption in the aftermarket has nothing to do with standards, cost or even the technology itself — it's a communication problem.
  • Connected car technology is taking a major step forward with the launch of a new pilot program in Michigan, and the establishment of an industry consortium for in-vehicle networking.
  • n May, Polk named The Timken Company and the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance as the winners of the 2012 Polk Inventory Efficiency Award during the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) in Chicago.