In Trump’s trade battle, this next move could be the heavy artillery that hits global growth for automotive Patti Dom, CNBC Markets Editor

The U.S. and China each slapped tariffs on $34 billion in goods, but economists say it is just an early volley and doesn’t have the economic impact a trade war involving the global auto sector would have. China and the U.S. did target each other’s vehicles, but it is a small hit compared with tariffs Read more about <span class="entry-title-primary">In Trump’s trade battle, this next move could be the heavy artillery that hits global growth for automotive</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Patti Dom, CNBC Markets Editor</span>[…]

Solid Growth in Global Auto Sales but US Protectionism May Stall Further Gains Juan Manuel Herrera, Scotiabank Economics, July 2018

STRONG EXPANSION IN GLOBAL SALES  Global auto sales expanded by 4.6% y/y in May, bringing the year-to-date total growth rate to 3.4% y/y, in line with the increase recorded during the same period in the previous two years. The growth in sales thus far in 2018 has, as expected, been led by strong gains in Read more about <span class="entry-title-primary">Solid Growth in Global Auto Sales but US Protectionism May Stall Further Gains</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Juan Manuel Herrera, Scotiabank Economics, July 2018</span>[…]

3 Key Takeaways From June’s Auto Sales Data Daniel Miller, Jul 7, 2018, TMFTwoCoins

Investors in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), General Motors, (NYSE:GM) and other major automakers exhaled a sigh of relief as June sales posted a healthy 5.2% gain over the prior year. The good news was welcome as concerns rise about possible tariff implications and as analysts continue to predict a down year for U.S. auto sales. June Read more about <span class="entry-title-primary">3 Key Takeaways From June’s Auto Sales Data</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Daniel Miller, Jul 7, 2018, TMFTwoCoins</span>[…]

Strong Economy Masks Auto Market Challenges, According to New Edmunds Report Talia James, Edmunds, 310-309-4900, PR@edmunds.com

Trade policy, interest rates, and an influx of younger buyers give auto sales a boost in the first half of 2018, but Edmunds forecasts market will cool later in the year Santa Monica, CA — June 27, 2018 — So far 2018 has been a strong but inconsistent year for the auto industry, and according Read more about <span class="entry-title-primary">Strong Economy Masks Auto Market Challenges, According to New Edmunds Report</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Talia James, Edmunds, 310-309-4900, PR@edmunds.com</span>[…]

Benefits of Blockchain in the Automotive Industry By Ray Battrick, Blockchain HQ, June 22, 2018

Blockchain- the disruptive technology that is transforming businesses in all sectors has eventually come to the automotive industry. Around the globe, there is a remarkable increase in activity to leverage the benefits of blockchain in the automotive industry as companies are exploring ways to integrate blockchain technology into their operations. From tracking and verifying automotive Read more about <span class="entry-title-primary">Benefits of Blockchain in the Automotive Industry</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">By Ray Battrick, Blockchain HQ, June 22, 2018</span>[…]

New Car Tech Features That Are Actually Cool By Brian Silvestro, Road & Track

There’s a lot of new car technology that impedes the driving experience. These tech features don’t. Exterior Cameras Backup cameras are required on all passenger cars sold in the US after May 1st, 2018, which means you’ll be getting at least one camera whether you like it or not. It makes parking a whole lot Read more about <span class="entry-title-primary">New Car Tech Features That Are Actually Cool</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">By Brian Silvestro, Road & Track </span>[…]

How Trump’s trade war could hit automakers in the U.S. Elisabeth Behrmann, Bloomberg, June 22, 2018

Over the past three decades, the global auto industry has gotten, well, more global. Manufacturers built scores of factories outside their home countries to reduce exposure to currency swings, take advantage of cheaper labor and manufacture cars closer to buyers. BMW AG makes crossovers in South Carolina. Toyota Motor Corp. produces sedans in Kentucky. General Read more about <span class="entry-title-primary">How Trump’s trade war could hit automakers in the U.S.</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Elisabeth Behrmann, Bloomberg, June 22, 2018</span>[…]

Dealerships Share Strategies to Increasing Customer Acquisition and Service Retention Tony della Busa, Mobile Einstein, June 21, 2018

Your Mobile Customers Want to be Connected to You First, understanding the unique nature of consumer’s mobile behavior is essential to achieving a competitive advantage. Whether they’re a customer or potential buyer, consumers rely on and interact with their smartphones much more devotedly and frequently than they do with any other tools today. As Kelsey Read more about <span class="entry-title-primary">Dealerships Share Strategies to Increasing Customer Acquisition and Service Retention</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Tony della Busa, Mobile Einstein, June 21, 2018</span>[…]