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Renault, Volvo, Hyundai invest in cybersecurity startup

Upstream Security, a cybersecurity startup specializing in connected vehicles, closed a $30 million Series B funding round, the company announced today. The funding round was led by Renault Venture Capital and includes Volvo Group Venture Capital, Hyundai Motors, Hyundai AutoEver and Nationwide Ventures. Charles River Ventures, Glilot Capital and Maniv Mobility also returned for the second […]

LendingTree and RouteOne partner to increase indirect loans

RouteOne‘s new integration with LendingTree will likely boost the number of indirect auto loans for lenders and create “incremental sales opportunities for dealers,”  the companies announced this week. With the integration, LendingTree’s platform presents consumers up to five personalized loan offers and funnels those applications to RouteOne, which connects thousands of dealers and lenders with […]

Wells Fargo joins Dealertrack’s integrated contracting platform

Wells Fargo is the latest auto lender to join Dealertrack’s newly lauched Digital Contracting on uniFI, Emil Banga, assistant vice president of F&I dealer operations at Cox Automotive, told Auto Finance News. Digital Contracting on its uniFI platform launched on Tuesday with a slew functionality to make the contracting experience a “one deal jacket” for […]

AutoGravity kicks off subscription service with Mercedes, VW

AutoGravity has entered the subscription service space with the launch of Turn, a program that offers flexible car usage and bundled maintenance, collision insurance and roadside assistance for a monthly payment, Miekie Liebenberg, vice president of business development, told Auto Finance News. Through a webpage or an iOS app, consumers can browse through Turn’s fleet, […]

Daimler, Hyundai ramp up mobility projects in Korea

Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai are setting their sights on Korea for expanded mobility solutions, the two companies announced separately this week. Daimler Mobility AG — which, like Mercedes-Benz, is a subsidiary of Daimler AG — is expanding its footprint with the creation of Mercedes-Benz Mobility Korea (MBMK). Long-time Daimler executive Guillaume Fritz was appointed managing director […]

Mobility rideshare app expands Texas footprint

Hitch, an Austin, Texas-based mobility startup, has expanded its service to include a route from Austin to Dallas, the company announced. The peer-to-peer service, which connects riders with drivers that are traveling long distances between major cities, launched its inaugural Austin-to-Houston route earlier this year. The platform is structured as a homage to traditional hitchhiking. […]
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