Compiling the issues facing Tesla is the slow adoption among U.S. consumers of emissions-free vehicles, as fuel prices remain low and interest in gasoline-powered sports utility vehicles and pickup trucks remains high.
“This is a great opportunity for tech school grads, men, women, veterans, those just out of the military and anyone who is willing to invest in the training in order to make a career change,” AutoNation Executive Vice President of Customer Care and Brand Extensions Scott Arnold said.
The partnership allows shoppers to access vehicle history reports through 360° Walkarounds. For any used car, Carfax dealers can now showcase vehicle history reports from within exterior and interior vehicle views.
Argo isn’t the first autonomous vehicle company to open-source its data or other tools. But the company says this batch of data is unique because it includes HD maps, which are considered one of the critical components for self-driving vehicles.
The Carfax reports are provided by select dealers on their inventory as a result of the new integration, which Carfax says will mean buyers have more transparency and confidence when they shop for their next used car.
Some say the manual is dead, but members of 3-Pedal Car Club of America would beg to differ. The group does more than most to keep the flame of DIY shifting alive, including building a dedicated, free online marketplace for manual-equipped cars only.