Pinewood has made it possible for its car dealer clients to sell and manage vehicle their stock directly from their smartphone or tablet with the introduction of its new Stock+ app.
Car dealers have almost doubled the number of valuations carried out via smartphone during the past year, according to new market data from Cap HPI.
AutoGravity, a new and used car finance offer aggregator which has attracted the backing of Daimler in its native US, is looking at entering the UK market.
Nearly half (46%) of car buyers surveyed by Cooper Solutions believe smart technology offers a ‘more positive customer experience’ in the dealership.
Two thirds of car buyers now contact a dealer after accessing the website via smartphone or tablet, according to Motors.co.uk.
Tech-savvy car buyers are prioritising mobile phone connectivity over fuel efficiency and 20% would walk out of a car showroom if they cannot pair their device to a vehicle, Nissan warns.
Car retailers are being urged to wise up to the influence of the smartphone as it emerged that 41% of all online automotive sales activity takes place through the devices.
Increased popularity for smartphone use as satellite navigation is opening up drivers to prosecution, according to research from Gocompare.com Car Insurance.
Automotive Management Live: Where franchised and independent dealers will find everything they need to know about operating a modern showroom and service and repair facility fit for the digital age.
When: November 7 2019
Where: Birmingham NEC
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