A shift from buying cars to buying “mobility” will be a driving force of change in the automotive future. By 2040, vehicle miles traveled will have grown to an all-time high of around 11 billion miles per year in four countries.
Despite several politically induced senior-level oversight vacancies, the Export-Import Bank of the United States is still open for business to assist aftermarket executives with selling products to overseas customers.
With flood cars, unscrupulous fraudsters engage in “title washing” that falsifies a vehicle’s provenance to claim that it originates from a different state, thus disguising the fact that it was swamped by a flood.
Several retired American automotive industry executives are donating their accumulation of engineering and design skills to create a no-frills vehicle capable of traversing East Africa’s ultra-rough roads while remaining affordable for a population with limited incomes.
In his keynote session at AAPEX 2017, speaker John Kinsella, vice president and senior consultant, FitForCommerce, provided a look at the future of the buyer with a presentation on “Navigating Omnichannel Successfully.”
Is there a magical moat around the auto parts business filled with millions of SKU’s and lightning fast delivery requirements that will protect it and dissuade Amazon from buying a top-three auto parts retailer?
Commoditization is increasing and when consumers are unable to distinguish between two suppliers’ parts and services, their decision largely comes down to cost, making it hard for smaller players to compete.
It's possible that someday the vehicle's OBD port might disappear entirely, so all the diagnostic data that technicians currently obtain through the OBD port will only be available through the telematics system.
Blockchain, one of the technologies that helps enable Bitcoin and other digital or crypto-currencies, is being embraced by logistics companies as a way to improve efficiency and security in the supply chain.
Consumers who purchase auto parts are likely to compare prices before buying, but they are not influenced to buy by the lowest price available, according to the Aftermarket Business World 2017 Consumer Attitude Study.
As automakers look to a future of connected cars, the telematics landscape continues to get more crowded with a mix of dongle-based solutions that use the OBD-II port, smartphone apps and proprietary OEM solutions.
Mazda, DENSO and Toyota have decided to jointly develop basic structural technologies for EVs capable of covering a wide variety of vehicle segments and types to ensure flexible and rapid response to market trends.
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.