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Personalization Should Be Priority in F&I Process, Execs Say

Personalization Should Be Priority in F&I Process, Execs Say

June 23, 2017 at 12:39 pm 1 comment

Personalization is the key to improving the consumer’s F&I experience, according to a webinar co-hosted by CDK Global and Darwin Automotive. “Through our survey, we’ve found that 90% of the customers feel that personalization is important in the presentation of F&I products,” said Jeff Stafford, chief marketing officer of SuperiorRead More

10 Powersport Lenders Pushing the Tech Envelope in 2017

10 Powersport Lenders Pushing the Tech Envelope in 2017

May 30, 2017 at 11:31 am 0 comments

Innovation is happening in almost every aspect of the powersports industry, from online dealerships entering the auto and powersports industries, to smaller financial institutions upgrading their dealer portals and loan origination systems. While, historically, many powersports customers have preferred a “personal touch” — such as a phone call — fromRead More

ThunderRoad Financial Aims to Grow Dealer Base With Upgraded LOS

ThunderRoad Financial Aims to Grow Dealer Base With Upgraded LOS

May 24, 2017 at 9:31 am 0 comments

ThunderRoad Financial launched a “major upgrade” to its loan origination system last week, in an effort to grow its dealer base, Founder and Chief Executive Donal Hummer Jr. told Powersports Finance. The system upgrade — TCI’s DecisionLender 4 — will allow a “host of enhancements specifically targeting the dealer interface and portal,”Read More

MotoLease Revs Up New Inventory Website, Dealer Portal

MotoLease Revs Up New Inventory Website, Dealer Portal

May 18, 2017 at 9:31 am 0 comments

MotoLease LLC is bolstering its technology initiatives this year, starting with a new dealer inventory website, Managing Partner Emre Ucer told Powersports Finance. The new site will allow authorized dealers to list inventory, and consumers can view the pricing, estimate monthly payments, and pre-qualify for loans, Ucer said.

Carvoy Joins Speaker Lineup for Auto Finance Innovation

Carvoy Joins Speaker Lineup for Auto Finance Innovation

April 26, 2017 at 1:26 pm 0 comments

Daniel Yuabov, co-founder and chief executive at Carvoy Inc., joined the speaker roster for the second annual Auto Finance Innovation event, slated for May 17 – 18 in San Diego. Carvoy facilitates the entire car-buying process by allowing consumers to either customize or choose the kind of car they wantRead More

Shift Considers ‘Virtual Leases,’ President Says

Shift Considers ‘Virtual Leases,’ President Says

April 12, 2017 at 9:55 am 0 comments

Shift Technologies Inc. is eyeing opportunities in what it calls “virtual leasing” — a perpetual lease agreement not tied to a specific vehicle — which will allow consumers to more frequently swap out their vehicle, President Toby Russell told Mobility Buzz. “We haven’t productized that or created a sample product yet,” heRead More

Fintech Disruptors Are Coming to Powersports, United Finance Exec Says

Fintech Disruptors Are Coming to Powersports, United Finance Exec Says

April 11, 2017 at 9:45 am 0 comments

United Finance is “looking at possibilities” in fintech and online lending in order to be “ahead of the curve,” Todd May, the lender’s vice president of dealer development and remarketing, told Powersports Finance. “There’s always stuff we are looking at, such as fintech,” May said. “Disrupters are coming, and weRead More

Powersports Lenders Need to Bring Web Upgrades to the Forefront, Execs Say

Powersports Lenders Need to Bring Web Upgrades to the Forefront, Execs Say

March 24, 2017 at 8:45 am 0 comments

While mobile apps are booming in other areas of finance, they are not catching on in powersports finance, Paula Tompkins, chief executive and founder at ChannelNet, told Powersports Finance, but that just means lenders need to place more focus on upgrading their websites.

Top Autonomous Tech Trends via JD Power Exec

Top Autonomous Tech Trends via JD Power Exec

March 8, 2017 at 3:38 pm 0 comments

Trust will be the single biggest factor in the deployment of autonomous vehicles on public roads, Kristin Kolodge, executive director of driver interaction and human machine interface at J.D. Power told Mobility Buzz.

First Online Powersports Dealer to Debut This Spring

First Online Powersports Dealer to Debut This Spring

March 1, 2017 at 9:30 am 0 comments

E-commerce is coming to powersports with Revstop.com, a San Diego startup that is aiming to be the first completely online powersports dealer. The website, which appears to still be under construction, will allow consumers to shop, finance, and purchase a powersports vehicle without stepping foot into a dealership, according toRead More

Waymo LiDAR Costs 10% Less Than Similar Tech, Lawsuit Claims

Waymo LiDAR Costs 10% Less Than Similar Tech, Lawsuit Claims

March 1, 2017 at 9:15 am 0 comments

Waymo’s proprietary in-house LiDAR designs — which the company claims Uber and Otto have stolen — cost less than 10% of the benchmark LiDAR systems available just a few years ago. That, according to a Mobility Buzz investigation of Waymo’s civil complain against Uber and Otto.

Leasing Startup to Launch Dealer Portal

Leasing Startup to Launch Dealer Portal

February 28, 2017 at 9:30 am 0 comments

Startup Speed Leasing LLC is gearing up to launch its dealer portal, shortly after it launches operations on March 1, Partner Hasham Malik told Powersports Finance. Speed Leasing, funded by an undisclosed Miami-based private equity firm, plans to have its dealer agreements in place by the end of February andRead More

3 Startups Powering Autonomous Cars

3 Startups Powering Autonomous Cars

February 28, 2017 at 9:30 am 0 comments

For every Waymo, Uber, or OEM working on autonomous vehicles, there are dozens of startups providing the underlying technology to make autonomy possible. Mobility Buzz took a look at some of the most cutting-edge companies involved in high-definition mapping, artificial intelligence, and centimeter-accurate positioning, which will all play crucial and specific roles inRead More

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DRIVE Lands 5 Startups to Accelerator Program

February 27, 2017 at 8:45 am 0 comments

There is a new innovation center in town that is setting itself up to be a mediator between startups and OEMs — and it’s already snagged five mobility startups through its accelerator program, Mobility Buzz has learned.

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