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Rekor Systems Announces Selection of Waycare Technologies by Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for Pilot Program to Reduce State Traffic Congestion and Crashes California homeless camp fire damages 2 bridges, disrupts public transportation Austin finishes half of its bicycle network, expects to complete entire 400-mile system by 2025 The Top 10 Automotive Concepts that automotive enthusiasts will be itching to see on the road! Oregon Transportation Commission, wary of I-5 Rose Quarter project’s growing price tag, grants conditional approval Woman dies after being hit by car in North Windham Friday night Silk-FAW Continues To Poach Italy’s Automotive Talent, As Lamborghini’s Katia Bassi Joins As Managing Director Transportation Department cracks down on airlines withholding refunds for canceled flights Bear gets trapped in car, destroys interior Cycling apparel company adding full-service bike repair to visitor center
Jul
2021
27

Automotive Hall of Fame to induct Jay Leno, industry leaders

The Automotive Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony is returning Thursday after being postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19.

“We are excited to be among the first major in-person automotive events in 2021,” said Automotive Hall of Fame President Sarah Cook. “We have introduced new awards in 2020 including the Mobility Innovator Award. … This year’s class of awardees and inductees is the most diverse in terms of geographical region, race, gender and industry.”

TV host and personality Jay Leno will be recognized at the ceremony, but will not be receiving his recognition in person, Cook said. Leno was set to be awarded during the previously postponed Automotive Hall of Fame ceremony.

Leno will be recognized as a member of the Automotive Hall of Fame 2020/2021 Class for his CNBC series,  “Jay Leno’s Garage,” where he shared his passion for automotive vehicles.

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“Induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame is reserved for noteworthy individuals whose efforts have created, shaped and changed the automotive and mobility market,” according to a news release. “It is considered the single greatest honor an individual can receive in the automotive industry.”

Other inductees include the first Black automaker Fredrick Patterson, Black motor racing pioneer Charles Wiggins, Hyundai Motor — South Korea’s largest automaker — chairman Mong-Koo Chung, former chairman and president of Genuine Parts Corporation Thomas Gallagher and the first female automotive designer Helene Rother.

This year will also be the first time the ceremony is hosted outside, on the Detroit River. It will be held at The Icon, at 200 Walker St., Detroit, and will follow COVID-19 protocols outlined by state officials, according to the Automotive Hall of Fame.

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May
2020
12

Automotive Media Partners, LLC – Serving Auto Industry Leaders, Car Dealers and High Quality Suppliers

New feature offered as free trial to help dealers sell vehicles during COVID-19Albany, N.Y. – May 11, 2020 – Auto/Mate, a business unit of DealerSocket, has added a remote signing feature to its eDEAL™ Signature Capture digital contracting tool. The new feature is being offered to Auto/Mate’s current eDEAL customers as a free trial, helping them to overcome adverse sales conditions and close more deals while COVID-19 shelter-in-place mandates are still enforced state by state. “We’ve recognized the importance of embracing digital retailing over the past few years,” said Mike Esposito, president of Auto/Mate. “And given the present circumstances, this type of technology has now become more important than ever. We challenged our developers to quickly step up to the plate and provide a solution to a serious problem impacting dealers, and they exceeded all expectations.” When a car buyer agrees to purchase a vehicle over the phone, the dealership representative sends the F&I documents via email. The customer clicks on the link in the email to open the electronic documents and begin the signing process. Similar to how home buyers use DocuSign for real estate documents, all the customer has to do is sign once, then tap to apply their signature and/or initials where indicated. During the signing, the dealer rep can stay on the phone to guide the customer through the process. Once complete, the final documents are turned into a ZIP file and emailed to the customer. Auto/Mate’s eDEAL Signature Capture allows F&I managers to easily capture signatures, store electronically signed documents, and email digital deal jackets to customers. eDEAL Signature Capture can be used on any mobile tablet and resides in Sales & Finance, Auto/Mate’s one-stop-shop for creating and closing deals. All forms are stored as digital PDFs right in the DMS, eliminating the need for physical file storage and 3rd-party scanning solutions. For more information, visit www.automate.com/dms/variable-ops/edeal/ About DealerSocketDealerSocket is a leading provider of software for the automotive industry, offering a suite of seamlessly integrated products to help dealers sell and service vehicles more profitably while improving their customers’ experience. DealerSocket’s suite of products gives dealers of all sizes advanced Customer Relationship Management (CRM), innovative Digital Retail, Marketing and Websites, robust Vehicle Inventory Management, insightful Analytics Reporting, and solutions to streamline dealer operations such as Desking, Credit Reporting, Compliance, an independent-geared Dealer Management System (DMS), as well as Auto/Mate, a leader in DMS. DealerSocket serves more than 9,000 dealerships and 300,000 users. DealerSocket’s software has helped its customers sell more than 100 million vehicles throughout its history. For more information, visit DealerSocket.com, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.About Auto/MateAuto/Mate Dealership Systems is a leading provider of dealership management system software to retail automotive dealerships, typically saving dealers thousands of dollars per month from their current provider. AMPS® is a user-friendly, feature-rich DMS in use by more than 1,600 auto dealers nationwide. Auto/Mate has received multiple consecutive DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards.Auto/Mate’s employees have more than 1,600 years of combined experience working in franchised
Apr
2020
16

State leaders consider ways to extend vehicle inspection deadlines

The leaders from the North Carolina General Assembly said they support legislation to extend vehicle inspections deadlines. Click the video player above to learn more about the statement “We continue to work with the governor’s team to identify and resolve issues facing North Carolinians in this crisis,” Speaker Tim Moore and Senator Phil Berger said in a joint statement Thursday. “DMV regulations are a particularly pressing matter that we have worked daily for several weeks on a bipartisan basis to resolve.” “This shared commitment by the legislative and executive branches provides North Carolinians’ certainty that the state government will provide this flexibility they need now and act to retroactively alleviate DMV deadlines despite the current law temporarily in place.”The leaders issued the statement on Thursday. The issue of vehicle inspection came up during the coronavirus outbreak. As of now, it is still required to get your license plate renewed and state lawmakers are looking to change the deadlines.

The leaders from the North Carolina General Assembly said they support legislation to extend vehicle inspections deadlines.

Click the video player above to learn more about the statement

“We continue to work with the governor’s team to identify and resolve issues facing North Carolinians in this crisis,” Speaker Tim Moore and Senator Phil Berger said in a joint statement Thursday. “DMV regulations are a particularly pressing matter that we have worked daily for several weeks on a bipartisan basis to resolve.”

“This shared commitment by the legislative and executive branches provides North Carolinians’ certainty that the state government will provide this flexibility they need now and act to retroactively alleviate DMV deadlines despite the current law temporarily in place.”

The leaders issued the statement on Thursday.

The issue of vehicle inspection came up during the coronavirus outbreak. As of now, it is still required to get your license plate renewed and state lawmakers are looking to change the deadlines.

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