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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Toyota's first telematics program was initially developed in the late 90s in Japan. Built off the GAZOO infrastructure of Toyota's membership-based information service and membership system, it provided interactive information services like requesting a tow truck and weather forecasts. The interdisciplinary field of telematics encompasses telecommunications, vehicular technologies, road transportation, road safety, electrical engineering, and computer science. With the first telematics program launched in Japan, it was only a matter of time until its implementation here in the United States. Our guest is Jon Bucci. Jon was the divisional leader of Toyota's connected vehicle technology department from 2008 until 2013. Leading a team of 150 members, they launched Toyota's first telematics program, dubbed Entune for Toyota and Enform for Lexus, in the United States. Jon is well versed in telecommunications, business development, strategy articulation, project and program management, partner evaluations, and RFP management. Having logged 39 years in the automotive space, Jon was inducted into the Telematics Update Hall of Fame in 2016. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] ...
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The car business, or better yet "automotive retail," has been and will continue to see disruption in the way that customers interact with a dealership to buy and service their cars. And in any industry, if you follow the money, you can begin to hedge your operation with a keen and practical eye on how to stay relevant, competitive, and profitable in the future. And as Chase Fraser explains, it's all in the ability to analyze data in order to optimize the consumer experience. My guest for this episode is venture capitalist, Chase Fraser, of Fraser McCombs Capital. Investing in new technologies and business models in the automotive space, he and his team of investors of OEMs and dealer groups have put their money where their mouths are as they have invested and are continually looking to invest in areas from dealer services to on-demand services to intelligent vehicle systems to financial technologies and to big data and predictive analytics. While a geographic location, such as Silicon Valley, weighs into his investment decision-making process, Chase believes the secret sauce is truly the people behind the startup. To hear the unedited interview with Chase, visit our YouTube channel. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] ...
Ferrrari (NYSE: RACE) reported Quarter 1 earnings for 2021 on Tuesday, May 4th. While the launch of 15 Ferrari models over the next two years will not be disrupted due to the pandemic, they face a bigger competitor which affects their long-term value. Current Chairman and Interim CEO, John Elkann, disclose some of the conversations that Ferrari and Formula 1 are having that will potentially make changes to Formula 1 and hence, Ferrari's production line. Notes | Resources Ferrari Slidedeck | Press Release Featured Artist: Dirty Mouth by Harlow | Spotify ***** Wisco Weekly *****By Automotive Executives, For Automotive Entrepreneurs Founder and Host, Dennis Wisco, takes his Business Class listeners through the culture and society of automotive business. Subscribe and follow the money to know where you can #maketheinvestment. Wisco Weekly is proudly supported by automotiveMastermind. Visit automotivemastermind.com to learn more about predictive analytics and marketing automation. ✌(-‿-)✌ ...