THE INEVITABLE RISE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

More than most industries the automotive industry is at the front line of the technological revolution that will see artificial intelligence (AI) and automation completely alter the way we live, move and do business. A new report, titled “Amplifying Human…

TOWN HALL MEETINGS

Throughout March, AADA held a series of ‘town hall meetings’ with Dealers around Australia in order to communicate the Association’s current position, priorities and needs. We were pleased with the reception we received and believe Dealers who attended had much…

UK DEALER SATISFACTION DROPS SLIGHTLY: SURVEY

The latest survey of UK Dealers, conducted by the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), has found a slight drop in the satisfaction of franchised car Dealers regarding their relationship with manufacturers. Dealers recorded an average satisfaction score of 6.1 in…

REPORT A COUNTERFEIT

The ‘Genuine Is Best’ campaign has introduced a new feature that allows consumers to make an online report if they believe they have been sold a counterfeit part. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection supports the new reporting hub,…

LAW CENTRE LAUNCHES MEDIA CAMPAIGN AGAINST ADD-ON INSURANCE

Despite the win Dealers recently achieved regarding commissions for add-on insurance, AADA wants members to be aware that the Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC) has begun a media campaign warning of ‘shonky selling’ of add-on insurance and extended warranties. The…

LEMON LAWS BATTLE RAGES ON

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chairman, Rod Sims, has accused the Australian automobile industry of being out of touch for wanting to remove ‘lemon laws’, of which the industry believes some consumers are taking advantage of. Automakers argue that…

FLEET MANAGEMENT CONSOLIDATION SET TO RESUME

After little activity for several years, industry insiders now believe the time is ripe for further consolidation of the fleet management industry. Favourable conditions, including steady markets and ready availability of money, mean the time could be right for mergers…

WILL THE END OF MANUFACTURING DAMAGE USED CAR VALUES?

With Australian-based automobile manufacturing to cease in October, the local automotive industry is braced for change. One area in which the impact is as yet uncertain is in the used car market. Dealers and fleet managers know that when a…