Chemical Guys, a supplier in a 300,000-square-foot facility hosting its own Smart Detailing University, is expanding its global reach through Detail Garage retail franchises aimed at imparting detailing knowledge to a walk-in car-buffing customer base.
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.
Tech companies and auto companies rarely collaborated on security issues, but that is changing. Vehicle manufacturers and information and telecommunications technology (ICT) companies are working together to proactively address these threats.
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.
The number of fleet management systems deployed in commercial fleets in North America reached 6.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. The market is expanding with a CAGR of 15 percent, and the number of deployed systems will reach 13.5 million by 2021.
LeddarTech Inc. announced Sept. 7 the completion of a combined investment of $101 million led by Osram and including Delphi, Magneti Marelli and Integrated Device Technology Inc. as strategic investors, as well as Fonds de solidarité FTQ.
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.