Retail trends could leave dealers squeezed between the demands of data rich car buyers and OEMs rapidly shifting business models
By Paul Fisher2018-10-24T11:23:26+01:00
I want this one, but in pink. Dealers are going to have to work harder to give consumers what they desire in future, and work closely with OEMs to deliver an ongoing and adaptive automotive brand relationship. (Daimler AG)
Connectivity, autonomous driving, shared services and electric vehicles will combine to have a major impact on sales, aftersales and service operations in the automotive industry, according to a new study by consultants Deloitte.
Renault is conducting a test in Paris of an on-demand car service using two autonomous electric vehicles. The French carmaker is also teaming up with driverless-car specialist Waymo to explore the possibility of driverless transportation to and from the main Paris airport.
It’s been less than a year since archrivals BMW and Daimler received the regulatory approvals needed to merge their mobility services into a new jointly owned company and the two German premium car groups are moving steadily ahead with plans to develop revenue streams that can, one day, offset expected declines in traditional new-car sales.
Volkswagen Group has taken a minority stake in SeeReal Technologies, a company that specializes in holographic display technology. The move will allow the German automaker to further develop 3D imagery to be used in in-car displays.
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