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How to Prevent Car Hacking [Infographic]

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 @ 01:45 PM

Our good friends at Select Car Leasing in the United Kingdom produced a great infographic about car hacking that they asked us to share with you. In it you will learn:

  • Who discovered car hacking
  • What are the most hackable cars
  • What are people doing to secure your car
  • How to be hack proof
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Tags: Auto Dealers

In-Car Bluetooth Payments System Will Help Auto Dealerships

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 @ 10:48 AM

An in-car Bluetooth payments system under development will help auto dealerships move inventory in the near future. It’s now being beta tested on parking meters, but developers will soon focus on fuel pumps. Other companies are expected to assimilate the process once the wrinkles are ironed out, and use it to sell drive-through goods such as burgers, coffee, prescription drugs, car washes and even Las Vegas weddings.

The payments system prototype is a cooperative effort of VISA, American Honda, Gilbarco Veeder-Root (fuel pumps) and IPS Groups (parking meters) according to an article in DigitalTransactions.net that is accompanied by a demonstration video.

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Auto Dealers at the North American International Auto Show

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Fri, Jan 06, 2017 @ 10:37 AM

Auto dealers and car enthusiasts are heading — some behind the wheel — to Detroit this month for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The mega event is North America’s largest and most prestigious automotive showcase, featuring over 750 vehicles and numerous interactive displays. The show runs January 14 to 22 at the Cobo Center along the waterfront of the Detroit River.

NAIAS presents The Gallery, an extravagant black-tie event; AutoMobili-D, a new dedicated exhibit about future mobility platforms; Press, Industry and Charity previews; and a nine-day Public Show.

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Auto Dealers Mourn Clarence Ditlow from Center for Auto Safety

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Tue, Nov 22, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Who? What? Clarence Ditlow? Auto dealers mourning? OK, maybe not mourning, but even the most cynical, hardened, multi-location, millions-of-units-selling auto dealer veteran has a professional appreciation for the contributions of Clarence Ditlow. What's ironic is that very few know who he was, let alone the fact that in some ways he single-handedly saved, and will continue to save, millions of lives on American roadways.

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