Autotrader Logo (PRNewsFoto/AutoTrader) With a small holiday season coming up, automakers are going to be competing for buyers' business this month. It's a good time to be in the market for a car, and if you are, consider shopping for a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle. Dealers will have the best deals for CPO's this month. Buying something in gently used condition is one of the easiest ways to save a little money and still get the item you want – whether it be a luxe designer bag or a double stroller for your expanding family. Similarly, shoppers looking for a
Google used smaller brands when the company dove into the smartphone marketing with its Android operating system. Within three years, those phone makers had surged up the sales charts to become the biggest players. At the time of Android's launch in 2008, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and HTC Corp. were the sixth- and fourth-largest smartphone makers, according to research firm Gartner Inc. By 2011, with phones running on Android, Samsung had leapfrogged Nokia Oyj and Blackberry Ltd. (known as Research in Motion at the time) to assume the top spot, and HTC had caught up with those two market leaders. Waymo, which started as Google's
NVIDIA will be having its GPU conference this month, March 26-29. Many are speculating what will be revealed. NIVIDA and its partners have already revealed their latest deals and technology. In the past few months NIVIDIA, Tier 1s and automakers have been very busy. There were will session on autonomous driving with speakers from Toyota, BMW Group, Mercedes-Benz, MIT, COGNATA and Clemson University. Topics include AI for autonomous simulation, the future in-car expereicne and and solving real-time perception. Read more here Join us in Miami from the 20th to the 22nd of June for the Global Online Marketplaces Summit.
Darren Guiver International Fortune 500 automotive retailer, Group 1 Automotive has announed that Darren Guiver has been appointed the managing director of its UK operations. Guiver has worked for Group 1 in the UK since February 2016 following the sale of his dealer group, Spire Automotive, to the Company. In his new role, Guiver will report directly to Earl Hesterberg, Group 1's president and chief executive officer. "Darren is a highly experienced retail operator with a proven track record of success. My top management team and I have complete confidence that Darren is the right person for this role. He
Much of the time in America, when you see a Smart Fortwo zipping around your city, it’s in the blue-and-white livery of Car2Go. The Daimler-owned car-sharing service has been around in this country since 2010, and it’s long relied solely on the tiny Smart and their ease of parking as a selling point for city drivers who maybe don’t want to own a car. Perhaps somewhat sadly, the days of the blue-and-white Smarts are coming to an eventual end. While an all-new Smart Fortwo launched in 2015 and quickly made its way into Car2Go fleets as well as private owners, months ago Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes Benz vehicles to join Uber's fleet. Photo credit: Shutterstock Ride-share app Uber has continued its push towards autonomous driving by announcing a partnership with Germany’s Daimler, the maker of the luxury Mercedes-Benz cars and trucks. In the coming years, Daimler plans to incorporate its own self-driving Mercedes-Benz into Uber's growing fleet of autonomous vehicles. The move is in line with the company’s goal to eventually eliminate the human element from their service. Relying on autonomous vehicles instead of employing drivers will also reduce their biggest expense: wages. It also suggests Uber has realized buying or building its own self-driving