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What Do Windshield Wipers, Cruise Control, and Winton Motor Company All Have In Common?

Mary Anderson and the Windshield Wipers Mary Anderson, who visited NYC on a snowy day in the early 1900s, saw the need for manual wipers that the driver could use from inside the vehicle. In 1905, Mary Anderson invented windshield wipers to improve driving in rain and snow. Before the invention of windshield wipers, drivers […]

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EVs and the Evolution of Automotive Commerce: Highlights from Our Detroit Event

At the beautiful Shinola Hotel in downtown Detroit, we invited a distinguished group of automotive and mobility industry leaders to participate in a discussion on the current state of the industry. The conversation was lively, and we traded ideas, theories, and suggestions on how OEMs and automotive suppliers could thrive in this changing industry.  The […]

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EVs Are a Certainty. The Question is the Rate of Adoption and Who Dominates

The overall EV market is quickly gaining momentum as governments worldwide push for a future with net-zero emissions and automakers rev up production to meet growing demand. And demand is indeed growing. In the first quarter of 2023, the total EV market share increased to 7.2% of total sales, representing a 50% jump year over […]

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Here’s How OEMs Should Adapt to the Latest Trends

OEMs are sitting at a critical moment in automotive history – they will either take part in the greatest transformation ever or get left behind. Adoption will look different for every organization, but all will need to address the major trends driven by consumer preferences, technology, data, and climate concerns. Overall, the most transformational trends […]

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Generative AI Turns Marketing Insights into Action for OEMs

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is on the news daily because it has huge ramifications for companies in all industries, but my eyes are glued to how it will affect automotive. The way I see it, there are two main categories for how generative AI will transform automotive: marketing and manufacturing. This time, I want to […]

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How Can Dealerships and A Direct-to-Consumer Approach Coexist?

While working on primary research regarding the customer journey, I’ve been speaking with both consumers and dealerships about the most pressing matters in automotive innovation.  Hearing from both sides has made me realize that there is a bit of a disconnect in their worldviews, and this disconnect is fueling so many of the issues we’re […]

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Dealer Transformation Has Started, But It Is Certainly Not Completed

Last night, I went to the dealership to pick up my new leased vehicle. I tend to like leasing vehicles because technology changes so quickly. A typical 3-year lease tends to be on the outer limits before the technology is obsolete. Anyhow, my wife and I went to the dealer. I saw my new vehicle […]

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Why OEMs Should Start Taking Automotive Subscription Services Seriously

Sitting here by the lake on a Saturday afternoon, I am watching my wife scroll through our entertainment options. This otherwise ordinary practice made me realize that we are very used to subscriptions and countless choices for entertainment. Before our modern bombardment of media, my childhood consisted of three network channels and a large antenna […]

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It’s Time For a Reality Check On Electric Vehicles

As someone who is passionate about reducing our carbon footprint, I have been eagerly following the development of EVs (electric vehicles). However, as I consider the magnitude of the changes required to transition from ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles to EVs, I believe that this transformation should happen gradually over time. The impact of this […]

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The True Ramifications of EV vs. ICE

Today, I started to think about “The Great EV Push” and some of the differences between EVs and internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. When we discuss EV vs. ICE, we often focus on the driver’s experience and overcoming barriers to EV sales, which is great, but this excludes a discussion of the bigger picture. Is […]

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Maximizing Opportunities in the Automotive Industry: Our Expertise, Your Success

Today is my first blog of 2023, like anything, a new beginning. Yesterday, I was on a phone call with a dealer friend of mine who was quite optimistic about 2023. This dealer was focused on transforming his dealership for electric vehicles and on consumer preferences that are changing the very nature of what an […]

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Despite Supply Chain Challenges, Automotive Innovation Will Drive Ahead in 2022

It’s not news that 2021 wasn’t an easy year for the automotive industry. While online car sales jumped from less than two percent to around 30 percent, chip shortages and other supply chain issues left many car dealerships with extremely low inventories and longer-than-usual wait periods. But the woes have not slowed down innovation; here […]

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