Although consumers aren’t yet willing to give up the steering wheel, it’s becoming obvious that smart and self-driving vehicles are significant to the future of the auto industry. Preparing for this eventuality requires a broader view of how connected and autonomous vehicles fit into a consumer’s entire web-entangled lifestyle, so we recently conducted a survey of U.S. … [Read more...] about How to Prepare Your Dealership for the Increasingly Connected Consumer
Disruption. Just hearing the word makes some people wince, evoking as it does a surprise, interruption, or abrupt change of course. Most people prefer to have at least some idea of what to expect in the present and future. Disruptions in technology, processes, or ways of thinking that veer away from the known and proven scare off many people, especially business owners, … [Read more...] about Disruptive Technology: The Courage to Seek A Better Path
If you look into the plans of auto manufacturers, you’ll find that most of them will have driverless cars on the market within two to four years. Recently the U.S. government made it clear it thinks self-driving cars will make the roads safer and more efficient. Certainly, with nearly 40,000 deaths on the road last year, any increase in safety will be welcomed. The … [Read more...] about The U.S. Gives Self-Driving Cars the Green Light
Google is protesting a ruling in California that self-driving cars must have a human behind the wheel. What? Were we thinking of having cars drive around without anyone in them? It seems California’s Department of Motor Vehicles is drafting regulations saying that drivers in that state can sit behind the wheels of self-driving cars in 2017. The more surprising thing to … [Read more...] about Self-Driving Cars: OK, Now It’s Getting Weird . . .