“Autotech Ventures validates our strategy and broadens our circle of influence,” exclaimed Andy Hinrichs, Founder and CEO of Digital Motors. “By partnering with the best investors and operators in the automotive business, we are able to shift into high gear.”
Repair Order API connects across multiple third-party service vendors and leverages the capabilities of the CDK Drive dealership management system so that dealers can safely and securely open and edit service repair orders within the DMS.
“Voice assistants are becoming more prevalent at home, at work, and on the go, and the average consumer’s digital ecosystem is expanding, creating a need for interoperability no matter where they are,” Cerence Core Automotive Executive Vice President Stefan Ortmanns said in a statement.
Some examples given by Polestar include the Google Assistant voice activation app becoming better at recognizing more languages and understanding local accents and slang, as well as more personalized video streaming content being made available when the vehicle is parked or charging.
Since launch, the retailer says 97% of customers who activated at point-of-sale remain engaged with Automatic month over month. In turn, AutoNation has benefitted from higher retention of customers' vehicle maintenance and service business.