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Mapping for Mercedes

(October 23rd, 2018) - A new system using bluetooth on smartphones is helping Mercedes-Benz to track cars at its Tuscaloosa plant, as well as assisting numerous dealerships. Lem Bingley reports... click here to download the article. (PDF / 177kb)



Automap is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Automotive Logistics Global Conference in Detroit, September 18th – 20th. Our own Mark Sargeant will also be speaking on Wednesday, September 19th in session 3A at 2:00pm.

(September 17th, 2018)






AutoMap™ wins the Mercedes-Benz Innovation Challenge in Vance, AL

(June 21st, 2018) -  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF




One Area that Affects F&I Satisfaction?

(December 5th, 2017) – Sales and service are the most visible parts of any dealership, but dealers and GMs who ignore F&I — or don’t give it the focus that it deserves — are not only leaving money on the table, but they are underserving their customers.

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5 Ways to Use Inventory Tracking Beyond Sales

(October 26th, 2017) – We all know inventory tracking works really well during the sales process. A customer comes up, the dealer salesperson talks to them about their wants and needs to help them figure out what kind of vehicle they want, and then he or she finds the vehicle.

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Innovation Cup Finalists Announced

(September 2017) – The finalist who receives the highest score from the panel of judges will be designated “Innovation Cup Winner” and presented with an elegant trophy, as well as a free license to use the "2017 Winner – DrivingSales Innovation Cup" logo in his/her marketing.

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AutoMap Selected as One of Five Finalists to Compete for DrivingSales Innovation Cup




Portland, OR. (September 11th, 2017) – AutoMap, the leading inventory tracking and audit solution for dealerships, is thrilled to announce their inventory tracking solution has been chosen by a panel of top industry executives as one of five finalists to compete in the 2017 Innovation Cup Contest at this year’s DrivingSales Executive Summit.

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Inventory Tracking at Your Dealership – Mark Sargeant

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Leading Your Team to Greatness

(September 2017) – So many manuals and programs try to be the definitive guide to leadership in the world today. While many of these programs will give you success when implemented, more frequently than not, leaders only end up taking the bits and pieces of what catches their attention during the learning process.

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AutoMap Inventory Tracking Service Hits 40,000 Vehicles Tracked

Portland, OR. (August 22, 2017) – AutoMap, the leading inventory tracking and audit solution for dealerships, today announced their AutoMap Car Finder solution now has more than 40,000 inventory vehicles tracked in the system.

Through AutoMap, a blue-tooth enabled onboard diagnostics device (OBD) chip is attached to each vehicle, a simple set up that takes less than 30 seconds per vehicle. Once the device is enabled, each vehicle’s location is broadcast to the main software site, or AutoMap app on mobile, for tracking.

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What to Look for in an Inventory Tracking Solutions

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Top Five Things to Look for When Evaluating Your Next Inventory Tracking Solution

(August 2017) – There has been a lot written lately about the customer experience and meeting customers “where they live.” You don’t have to look far to find research on the customer sales funnel, stats on how quickly sales teams should respond to emails, and even details on the best time to meet digital shoppers. But one simple way dealerships can ramp up customer satisfaction is so simple it’s almost easy to overlook — inventory.

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AutoMap Releases New Bluetooth-Enabled Car Tracking Tool

Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2017
By Auto Remarketing Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. - Dealership inventory tracking and audit solution provider AutoMap has introduced AutoMap Car Finder, which is a new vehicle tracking tool for dealers, auctions and lenders.

With AutoMap Car Finder, sales teams, management and auditors can quickly find any vehicle in their inventory across multiple lots using Bluetooth.

For tracking, a vehicle’s location is broadcast to the main software site, or the AutoMap app, using a Bluetooth enabled onboard diagnostics device (OBD) chip attached to each vehicle.

“With the amount of research customers are doing online before they enter the showroom, they often know the exact vehicle they want before stepping foot on the lot. So it becomes a huge frustration for them when a sales associate can’t quickly locate the vehicle they’re looking for and offer a test drive or deliver their car,” AutoMap director of sales and marketing Mark Sargeant said in a news release.



“Using AutoMap, anyone at the dealership can find the exact vehicle the customer is looking for in seconds and eliminate this timely part of the sales process, increasing customer satisfaction and furthering the sale.”

The new solution can accelerate floor audits and sales by decreasing staff frustration and eliminating customer waiting times, according to the company.

AutoMap also offers the system to auction houses and lenders.

Once the device is enabled, dealership staff can begin searching inventory by VIN, stock number or model across multiple lots via a desktop computer or smartphone.

Additionally, the OBDs used are engineered for varying climates and have almost no effect on vehicle batteries because of their low power need.

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Inventory Tracking – It's Not Just for Dealerships

For many people, when you discuss the benefits of an inventory tracking solution, their mind immediately goes to dealership sales. In the dealer world, though, there’s more to it than just sales. Inventory solutions can be used to improve everything from audits with banks to rental car facilities to auction houses.

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AutoMap Inventory Tracking Service Boosts Customer Satisfaction, Decreases Audit Times, and Increases Sales Opportunities

Portland, OR.—(June 27, 2017) – AutoMap, the leading inventory tracking and audit solution for dealerships, today introduced their AutoMap Car Finder solution. Now dealer sales teams, management, and auditors are able to find any vehicle in their inventory across multiple lots in seconds. The solution decreases staff frustration, eliminates customer waiting times, and accelerates floor audits and sales.

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AutoMap Aims to Streamline Floor Plan Auditing

HILLSBORO, Ore. - Mark Sargeant insisted banks and other capital providers are interested in the tool AUTOMAP Tracking Solutions offers: a product that can reduce the time it takes to complete an audit to minutes instead of days while mitigating risk.

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