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Is Lyft Going To Replace Car Dealership Shuttles?

Is Lyft Going To Replace Car Dealership Shuttles?

The most popular ridesharing platform that isn’t called Uber, Lyft, is still trying to embed their service into as many open opportunities as they can. Ever since Uber has been entrenched with their cultural scandal, Lyft seized the opportunity to turn up the momentum and overall aggressiveness. Has it worked? Will it continue to work? Please allow me to share my outlook before we proceed. I have recently conducted my own experiments hailing rides exclusively. Every time I had to…

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Welcoming Ray Camacho To Our Team!

Welcoming Ray Camacho To Our Team!

We are extremely pleased to announce that Ray Camacho has joined our team as our new Director of Operations. As you will see in his bio, he comes to PartsMarket with a plethora of industry experience. “We are confident that our customers will thoroughly enjoy working with Ray. He resolves problems quickly and efficiently, and constantly considers the customer’s outlook on certain situations.” – Logan Lenz; Director of Marketing You can learn more about Ray and his experience in the…

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NIO Files for IPO

NIO Files for IPO

While Tesla seems to be taking over the news recently, there is a competitive threat from China looming in the background. Nio, an electric vehicle company, just filed for a $1.8billion US IPO on the NYSE. For those unfamiliar, Nio started off as Nextcar. Founded by Bin Li, who has experience in the space through his auto platform Biauto, started the company in 2014 with some tall hopes and ambitions. The company has been private since 2014 – backed by…

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Monday Punday: Yoda

Monday Punday: Yoda

Funny it will be. Replacing your “Toyota” logo with a sticker of the popular Star Wars character is a bold move. We love the creativity. There are plenty of Star Wars puns I could throw into this post, but instead, I’m going to Leia off of them today. Take $25 off your next order over $250 with coupon code “YODA25.”

Solar-Bodied Cars

Solar-Bodied Cars

A German startup by the name of Sono is innovating a car in a way that we haven’t been hearing much about. While Elon Musk leads companies that focus on electric cars and solar panels, he has yet to combine the two into the aesthetic of the cars themselves. Sono has one upped him on this front with their new car named Sion. If you think about it, having a solar panel car in the summer would mean that you’d…

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Driving in Cars Without Steering Wheels

Driving in Cars Without Steering Wheels

Announced this week, German automotive company, Schaeffler, is acquiring a new technology called Space Drive. Space Drive is from Paravan GmbH, which is positioned to play a key role in the future of self-driving cars. Space Drive was initially developed by Paravan to help people with physical disabilities. The technology allows for vehicles to be controlled remotely, like via a mobile app. This eliminates the need for a steering wheel. I bet you never thought about the reality of that…

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Monday Punday: Otters

Monday Punday: Otters

It’s rare that you even see a sea otter out of the water at all. Recently, however, I found a little guy sitting in the passenger side of a Mini (I was in the UK) depressed. It turns out – he doesn’t know how to drive stick shifts. Who knew the little otter could even drive at all? This story has a happy ending. The owner of the car got into the car and proceeded to drive the otter to…

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Ford Goes All In On Autonomous Vehicles

Ford Goes All In On Autonomous Vehicles

For keeps coming out with big and exciting news. Well, at least for them. They can’t seem to get off our blog. This time, they have more announcements surrounding autonomous vehicles. Apparently, Ford Motor Company plans to spend $4 billion through 2023 in a newly created LLC dedicated to building out that business. The automaker announced that it has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, which will house the company’s self-driving systems integration, autonomous-vehicle research, and advanced engineering, AV transportation-as-a-service network…

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What is the Pininfarina?

What is the Pininfarina?

It’s not a rational or responsible desire to dream of expensive looking sports cars. But still, the 20th century image of a curvaceous four-wheeled form continues to foster a culture of envy. The high price tag attached to these cars that made them a symbol of aspiration, greed, and everything in between, has endured, as the performance numbers and prices on supercar reach astronomical seven-figure levels. What has been lacking in the rare European supercar category are cars powered by…

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GM To Launch Peer Cars

GM To Launch Peer Cars

General Motors is launching a new service in three nearby markets. Those markets are Chicago, Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan. The core service, which is called Maven, will let owners rent out their personal GM vehicles through the new car sharing platform. Similar to Turo and Getaround, the peer-to-peer rental service isn’t a new model, but it is quite a departure for GM. Maven first launched in January of 2016, but has since experienced some hiccups along the way. This…

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