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Technology Trends – Part 6: What Does It All Mean?

In previous columns this year we touched on topics involving Electric/Hybrid cars, telematics that create the “connected” car, the emerging concept of the “shared fleet”, the potential disruption of the Tesla “non-dealership” model, the growing role of artificial intelligence and its potential impact on our industry and why privacy matters.

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Technology Trends – Part 5: Privacy vs Convenience.

In previous columns we considered trends involving Electric/Hybrid cars, telematics that create the “connected” car (giving rise to the “shared fleet” concept), the potential disruption of the Tesla “non-dealership” model, as well as some discussion about the growing role of artificial intelligence and its potential impact on our industry.

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Technology Trends – Part 4: How Artificial Intelligence Might Impact Our Industry.

Artificial Intelligence (AI). Deep Learning. Neural Networks. All are various terms referencing this subject that is growing in importance and impact. Essentially, it is a way to gather and use the multitude of information sources available. Combine the information from those sources to drive behavior, inform businesses and consumers of choices, and mobilize them toward immediate decision making based upon the intelligent combination of information.

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Technology Trends – Part 3: Tesla “The Shot Across the Bow”

In the first column, we discussed the topic of Electric/hybrid cars within the context of the potential impact on our quick service marketplace.  In the second column, we talked about Telematics and “Shared Fleets” as emerging realities and trends.  This month we will examine how Tesla poses a potential disruption to the traditional dealership model and what impacts that could have on our market segment.

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Technology Trends – Part 2: Telemetrics and Shared Fleets

In the first column, we discussed the topic of Electric/hybrid cars within the context of the potential impact on our quick service marketplace. This month, we are going to talk about telemetrics as well as the concept of the “Shared Fleet.”

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