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Monthly Archives: September 2017

WILL MOVE TO ELECTRIC CARS CAUSE INDUSTRY TO SHRINK?

Some governments are pondering electric car mandates while some manufacturers are saying 'hey, slow down'. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-autoshow-frankfurt-electrics/carmakers-face-electric-reality-as-combustion-engine-outlook-dims-idUSKCN1BN00X    

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RELAXES CONSTRAINTS ON DRIVERLESS CAR DEVELOPMENT

In an effort to unleash the creative forces that have historically driven domestic economic development, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued new rules for driverless cars.  Click on the following link: Driverless-car rules loosen: U.S. regulator stops demanding safety assessments

J.D. Power: Independents Outshining Dealerships in Customer Service

  Sept. 6, 2017—Results from the J.D. Power U.S. Dealer Financing Satisfaction Study suggest that, while new car dealership auto repair shops are catching up, consumers are still feeling the love for their independents, reported Driving. The study was performed on owners of 4- to 12-year-old vehicles, the critical point for dealership service centers. The largest gap in the results reported was in the shiny and pretty: On a scale of 1,000, dealers scored 746 points for “facility experience” to the non-dealers 681. Big screen televisions, fancy coffee makers, leather chairs and potte ... read more