Bosch acquires Detroit-based ridesharing start-up

Auto Remarketing Staff

Bosch announced Wednesday that it has acquired Detroit-based start-up Splitting Fares (SPLT) and will operate its app that connects people who share the same commute daily. Bosch said the purchase price will not be disclosed due to a standing agreement. “With SPLT, we are extending our portfolio in the... Read More

GasBuddy updates app to generate recall alerts

Auto Remarketing Staff

Vehicle owners now have another way to use their smartphones to keep up with potential recalls that possibly can be remedied at your franchised dealership’s service drive. GasBuddy, a smartphone app that reportedly is used by more than 70 million individuals, recently updated its Car Profile feature, providing... Read More

Podcast: Blinker founder Rod Buscher

Auto Remarketing Staff

In this episode, Joe talks with Rod Buscher, founder and chief executive officer of Blinker, a peer-to-peer online auto app that allows consumers to use their smartphones to buy, list and finance vehicles. Buscher was also a founder of the John Elway Dealerships, where he worked in partnership with the Denver Broncos... Read More

Chris Hart-Williams, Staff Writer

In addition to announcing new launches in California and Florida on Tuesday, Colorado-based peer-to-peer car sales app Blinker also introduced a new partnership with Ally to offer vehicle protection products. This expansion follows Blinker's recent move into Texas in March. The company first joined... Read More

Auto Remarketing Staff

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced Monday that its team of five software developers came in first place and won a grand prize of $3,000 participating in the Hack Tech Valley Hackathon competition held at Schenectady County Community College in New York. Sixteen teams of coders had 24 hours to come up with an... Read More

Auto Remarketing Staff

ELEAD1ONE introduced on Monday its DealBuilder online car-buying application that enables salespeople to be completely mobile while guiding customers through the car-buying process. The new app can be used in-store with DealerBuilder Showroom, or on a dealer’s website with DealBuilder Online to show inventory,... Read More

Chris Hart-Williams, Staff Writer

In addition to efficiency gains, Grappone Automotive Group's Mark Brown says Roadster's Express trade tool has brought its stores increase opportunity for customer loyalty. “They really appreciate the fact that we give them a firm offer that is competitive and relevant to the third-party... Read More

Debjit Mukerji, next47

As a long-time car enthusiast, I can’t help but get excited by all the attention being lavished on the automotive industry right now. There are times as a venture capitalist, however, when I wonder if the spike in financings and associated high valuations are signs that we are in a bubble that’s about to... Read More