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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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Technology Trends – Part 1: Electric/Hybrid

Our industry, like all others faces constant evolution of the myriad technologies needed by us to thrive. The hope and objective of this series is to provide meaningful context in which to critically evaluate what these trends may mean for your business – both today and for the future. Hopefully, telling the “technology neighborhood” story rather than simply providing data will be useful.

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