AuSM Staff

The Berlin-based used-car sales startup that operates online automotive marketplaces in emerging markets across Latin America, Africa and Asia recently procured a total of $58 million in new funding. Frontier Car Group (FCG) has received $41 million in Series B from Balderton, TPG Growth, Fraser McCombs... Read More

NC receives 2nd Carvana car vending machine

AuSM Staff

Carvana announced Wednesday the launch of its second car vending machine in North Carolina and ninth across the country. The Charlotte, N.C., facility is eight stories high and holds up to 32 vehicles. Charlotte was Carvana’s third market back in September 2014. The auto retailer also has machines in... Read More

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

In April 2017, CarGurus — still a private company at that point — launched its first-ever mass-media ad campaign, aiming to drive awareness among the general public. “We want to get people to think first and foremost about us as their shopping destination when buying a car comes to mind. And I think... Read More

AuSM Staff

Along with the launch of a new Vovlo Cars joint venture with Google to embed services into the Swedish automaker's infotainment system, recent technology development in the industry includes new augmented reality tech from Mercedes Benz USA and Kia Motors America, as... Read More

AuSM Staff

UnityWorks recently promoted one of its own executives. The provider of nicro-targeted video campaigns for automotive dealers announced the promotion of Jeff Grice to vice president of strategic development. Grice joined the company in 2013 as director of strategic development with a focus on building scalable and... Read More

New COO among 2 promotions at Dent Wizard

AuSM Staff

Dent Wizard International announced Thursday that it has promoted two more company leaders following the promotion of chief executive officer Mike Black last month. Addison Thomas has been promoted to chief operating officer and Doug Grill has been appointed to fill his most recent position as regional vice... Read More

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Reporting on and being immersed in the auto industry every day often gives me a misguided gauge of the general public’s awareness of its interworking, trends and emerging technology. When I am unsure when something in automotive has become a household name, so to speak, my test case is often my... Read More

Kia adds augmented reality to Facebook tool

AuSM Staff

Kia Motors America has added augmented reality technology to its digital assistant for Facebook Messenger. The automaker introduced its newly enhanced digital assistant at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference earlier this week. With the addition of new AR technology, Kia’s Facebook page... Read More

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