GM puts an e-commerce marketplace in the dashboard

GM puts an e-commerce marketplace in the dashboard

 Starting December 5, General Motors (GM) is rolling out the automotive industry’s first commerce platform for on-demand reservations and purchases of goods and services. With Marketplace, drivers can now order and pay for their favourite coffee — and much more — on the way to work with a simple tap on the dash. Marketplace […]

Nissan dealers welcome Star Wars-themed AR experience to demonstrate advanced technologies

Nissan dealers welcome Star Wars-themed AR experience to demonstrate advanced technologies

Vehicle shopping has never been more space age. Beginning in December, visitors to Nissan dealership showrooms US-wide can play with Nissan’s new augmented reality app to experience advanced vehicle safety technologies through a Star Wars interactive lens. Nissan dealers across the country soon will showcase an augmented reality experience called “See the Unseen,” featuring digital droids, […]

Honda to use Facebook to find owners with defective Takata airbags

Honda to use Facebook to find owners with defective Takata airbags

Honda Motor revealed it will use Facebook’s custom audiences tool to find car owners with defective Takata airbags. The tool, which allows advertisers to reach a specified list of users, will match encrypted email addresses associated with recalled vehicle identification numbers to Facebook users. Japan’s Takata Corp’s air bag inflators have been linked to at […]

Uber to buy 24,000 driverless cars from Volvo

Uber to buy 24,000 driverless cars from Volvo

Uber has announced plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo as it looks to expand on its ride-booking app. The cars would be available through the Uber app to pick up passengers without a driver, giving the business its first commercial fleet of cars. The non-binding framework deal builds on a relationship […]

Facebook Launches Dynamic Ads for Auto as Mobile Starts to ‘Replace the Showroom’

Facebook Launches Dynamic Ads for Auto as Mobile Starts to ‘Replace the Showroom’

Facebook is gearing up to grab automotive advertising budget with dynamic and lead ads for auto brands, both released on November 16. Dynamic ads for auto, like Facebook’s other dynamic ad products for ecommerce and travel, allow advertisers –auto manufacturers and car dealerships, in this case – to retarget auto intenders and create lookalike audiences […]

Volkswagen Tiguan Sends Fans on a Wacky Instagram Scavenger Hunt

Volkswagen Tiguan Sends Fans on a Wacky Instagram Scavenger Hunt

After his first Hollywood hit, King Kong rampaged through various sequels. Aping that career trajectory, the king-sized, Kong-style gorilla balloon that stole the show in Volkswagen’s popular Tiguan TV campaign poped up on September 15, in a virtual scavenger hunt game. Called “Rule the Road” and played on Instagram, the game has a race-through-the-city format that positions the 2018 […]

Audi A8 ties with HERE location technology

Audi A8 ties with HERE location technology

Audi has worked with HERE Technologies to integrates an array of advanced navigation and location technology from HERE to provide guidance throughout the day. Smartphone and web companion applications sync journeys and routes from the device to the car before the driver sets out. The smartphone app gives you first mile guidance to the parked […]

Toyota keeps young drivers ‘Safe & Sound’ with safety smartphone app

Toyota keeps young drivers ‘Safe & Sound’ with safety smartphone app

Toyota Europe and Saatchi & Saatchi London have launched the Safe & Sound smartphone app, which uses a humorous threat of embarrassment to stop kids from speeding or using their phones while driving. Designed to make driving safer and to give parents peace of mind when their children borrow their car, both parent and child […]

Four in every five car buyers open to using video to support purchase

Four in every five car buyers open to using video to support purchase

The scale of the car-buying audience who is open to using video to support their purchase decisions now represents 80% of in-market consumers, according to the latest research from automotive video expert, CitNOW. The move towards a remote but personalised car-buying experience, powered by video technology, is now being fuelled by this consumer appetite. In […]

Ford first brand to take advantage of Primesight and RadiumOne collaboration

Ford first brand to take advantage of Primesight and RadiumOne collaboration

Ford is the first brand to take advantage of a combined offering between Primesight and RadiumOne that integrates out-of-home and mobile advertising so that advertisers can target people based on both their location and their content sharing behaviour. Ford is promoting its new Fiesta – the UK’s best-selling car – whereby whenever the target audience […]