Just because you’re eager to take advantage of all of the latest online services available to auto dealerships doesn’t mean that the entire game of selling vehicles has changed. With the latest series of online applications, designed specifically for dealership websites, you can bring all of the marketing and sales strategies of your sales team to the online forum – in fact, you’ll gain an enormous advantage by doing so.
Automation is making people’s lives easier. It is making lives easier at home and at work. Many people cannot even imagine a world without technology. Take a look at these five areas to determine how automation can change you life for the better.
1. The Automated Home
When people see automated smart homes, they usually stand in awe of what technology can do for them. The new devices are being introduced to connect to smart phones and make people’s lives easier. These devices can allow residents to control the temperature, turn on or off the lights, turn on the sprinklers, monitor the home video surveillance, or even turn on and off appliances. It’s amazing what home automation can do for you.
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Whenever disaster strikes on the road, the seconds following the accident usually lead to feelings of despair, anger and frustration. Not knowing what to do in the wake of an accident will leave drivers feeling powerless and confused, and having comprehensive access to information and support used to be a pipe-dream.
Thankfully, technology is streamlining our lives and making it possible for real-time communication and interaction with law enforcement, insurance agencies and other entities in the aftermath of an accident. The following article will be covering four apps from insurance providers that help victims deal with the terrible events of an accident and receive quick assistance.
The year 2012 means so many different things to different people, but the general idea is that it is a good year. Well, at least many of us were saying about 12 months ago. Truth be told, though, there have been a lot of great things in the technology scene, one of them all that talk about self-driving cars.
Google has probably gotten the most attention when it comes to self-driving cars, having logged in 300,000 driver hours – albeit with no driver. Other big names in cars are also dabbling with the concept – Volvo and Cadillac namely.
With those brands entering this frontier, it is safe to say that the era of self-driving cars is around the corner. Or is it?
From what we have heard and seen about the tests done for self-driving cars, it seems that the technological barriers are slowly falling down, one by one. At least for the prototypes. And that’s where the problem may be.
Having a working prototype is one thing. Being able to roll out self-driving cars en masse for the general public is another story.
Then there’s the issue of legality. Say self-driving cars do actually become road worthy, and everyone starts buying and using them. What happens if a self-driving car gets into a road accident? Who gets the blame? Who is responsible for the damage?
One the one hand, one might argue that self-driving cars should always be held liable. This is a recipe for class action lawsuit, don’t you think?
On the other hand, one can raise the point that human drivers still need to be held responsible. Then why purchase a self-driving car and spend more money?
There are many other questions…Who will carry the insurance costs? How will auto insurance companies perceive this development? If, for example, you look for car insurance from InsuranceTown.com, how will self-driving cars be classified? Will they cost more?
The issue of self-driving cars is not a purely technological one. Indeed, the technological aspect may be the easiest to resolve. It may be stuff from science fiction, but even Google has welcomed an expert futurist into the fold. (Although being a futurist is not exactly science fiction.)
So, do you think self-driving cars are in the horizon? Should people who have a strong aversion to driving (like me) raise their hopes?
Sad to say, I think not. Ethical and legal questions may be the major deterrents to us seeing self-driving cars in the next years. Still, hope is not lost. If Google CEO Larry Page has anything to do with it, the tech giant will be spearheading the self-driving car movement. And I think that guy can get things done.
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