Educational requirements for brake repairers and distributors are evolving as an alphabet soup group of terms – ABS, ESC, TCS, EBD and AEB – are increasing knowledge needed to make the correct diagnosis and repair.
If you want to do business in Ghana, the West African nation’s drivers would welcome pre-inspected quality used vehicles, preferably with a high ground clearance, plus quality aftermarket repair parts at bargain price points.
President Donald Trump's criticism of manufacturers with overseas operations and the resulting ramifications for parts distributors and retailers relying on large volumes of imported merchandise are poised to create a series of vexing challenges.
With Amazon selling auto parts online, it's clear that digital cataloging is more critical than ever. Amazon’s key aftermarket vendors understand the interconnectedness of the entire online shopping experience that revolves around a content-rich catalog.
While a number of efforts are underway to help ensure the safety of telematics and other systems, approaches by automotive OEMs and telematics providers remain uncoordinated and lack any sort of standardization.
The global spare parts logistics (SPL) market, which includes automotive parts, currently stands at $52.7 billion a year, representing approximately 6.9 percent of total third-party logistics (3PL) revenue.
Ford, Toyota and other OEMs have formed the SmartDeviceLink Consortium, a non-profit group that will promote the use of an open-source platform for creating apps that will connect smartphones and vehicles.
Connected vehicles are driving new economic models for automakers, and most see tremendous revenue potential and consumer value in leveraging driver and vehicle data to offer mobility services, according to the 2017 KPMG Global Automotive Executive Study.
Three Takata Corp. executives have been charged with wire fraud and conspiracy, and the company has agreed to pay $1 billion in criminal penalties as part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in the U.S.