The most important distribution segment in Russia is an amalgam of the wholesale distributor channel with the e-tailing channel. These distributors, both independent and members of European buying groups, rely on e-tailing to cover the great variety of vehicles in Russia.
Referring to his Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities board position and the group’s extended outreach efforts, “We put on classes for people who work on EVs, especially first-responders when they’re working on EVs (at crash scenes) so they don’t get hurt.”
Featuring in-depth analysis of research recently conducted with general repair shops about current and future threats to their businesses, this IMR Insight can be accessed by visiting the IMR Inc. website at www.automotiveresearch.com.
Plans regarding ongoing aftermarket parts availability and repair coverage are still under development as Volvo Cars rolls out a new strategy that every Volvo produced from 2019 onward will come equipped with an electric motor.
Digitalization of automotive repair and component sales, complemented with advanced technology incorporations in the automobile aftermarket component manufacturing, is expected to boost the market growth.
Employment opportunities abound in Class 8 vehicles, especially for those who are properly trained in servicing electronics, frames, suspensions, collision damage and other skills beyond engine repairs.
Big data is big business and as it stands now, the aftermarket is not in the game. Vehicle manufacturers are the only ones with access to this data and they have signaled their concerns in making it available to the car owner or the parties of their choosing.
Category managers often struggle to decipher shopper behavior that appears unexplainable. To alleviate these issues of disparate data clashing with gut instincts, category managers can follow four steps for critical thinking.
Republicans in the House started the ball rolling on autonomous vehicle (AV) legislation by publishing 14 separate staff drafts of bills that cover such things as federal pre-emption of state law and increasing the number of AVs that a company can test.
With a December deadline looming for commercial truck operators to install electronic logging devices (ELDs) for tracking hours of service (HOS) data, a number of fleet and telematics solution providers are offering new systems to help fleets stay compliant.
As automakers and aftermarket suppliers continue to invest in new vehicle technology, consumers are still hesitant to pay more for the telematics and other systems that are top of mind in the industry.
India is playing a prominent role in implementing electric vehicles. The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) has joined with Indian governmental officials and private industry executives to produce a landmark study entitled, “India Leaps Ahead: Transformative Mobility Solutions for All.”
Blind spot detection ranked highest as the most desired features among all audiences, young and old, and propensity to pay for it varied by region, with the U.S. respondents reporting they would be willing to pay significantly more for the technology than consumers in other regions.
Avoiding costly violations, examining fundamentals of the U.S. auto market and analyzing big data in the auto sector were topics of three speakers at the NACE Automechanika Business Outlook Conference today.
Dozens of bills were introduced by numerous states related to connected vehicles. The varying standards create a regulatory quagmire for companies that want to build vehicles that can be driven in all 50 U.S. states.
Amazon must have loved announcing that major traditional aftermarket suppliers have agreed to support their new push. Now that almost all items are available through Amazon Marketplace, direct selling of most popular SKUs to Amazon is snowballing.
Aftermarket suppliers need to become holistic solution providers and extend their capabilities beyond manufacturing by incorporating digital innovations in their channels to market, including distribution, sales and service.
Customer demands for expedited delivery and e-commerce capabilities have put new pressures on the supply chain. Shippers have to be able to provide rapid (often same-day) delivery of goods with a high level of visibility for customers.
Bosch North American Regional President Colin Fielding recently provided information about the company’s worldwide electric vehicle (EV) efforts in response to a series of questions posed by Aftermarket Business World.