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Duplex from Google Just Beat the Turing Test for Artificial Intelligence

What happens when a phone call comes into your dealership and your customer service reps aren't sure if they just spoke with an actual human or a program leveraging the power of artificial intelligence (A.I.)? Thanks to the recently announced Google Duplex that took center stage at Google I/O dur...

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Chinese Government Opens Door for Self-Driving Testing via New National Regulations

While all the talk here in the United States (U.S.) centers around Tesla, Google, and various automakers as these major industry players race toward the self-driving vehicle finish line and bring this technology to market, it's important to remember that plenty of movers and shakers abroad are al...

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Google Turns to Artificial Intelligence to Write Your Emails for You

One of the recurring concepts in the shared space between automotive and tech is the notion that artificial intelligence (A.I.) will drastically alter the course of how people own and operate vehicles - and how your dealership will continue to thrive and exist in this marketplace. However, what i...

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What Happens After Ford's 84-Day Supply of F-150s Runs out?

As the driving force behind Ford's profitability - and one of the few shining points for a company mired in uncertainty about its future - it is safe to say that the F-150 is the foundation upon which everything rests for this Dearborn-base automaker. From this perspective, it is easy to see why...

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Google Makes First Move Toward EU Data Privacy Compliance

Toward the end of last month, it appeared as though Google was ready to completely ignore the spirit of the European Union's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) via the process of naming itself as a data "controller" under the GDPR. While this bold plan is still on the table, it does a...

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Machine Learning Could Be a Major Part of Google's Next Algorithm Update

It's no great surprise that machine learning, artificial intelligence (A.I.), and all other manner of futuristic technologies play a vital role in the modern web landscape. However, if Google's latest research is any indicator of future trends, it may not be long before search engine optimization...

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Major Automakers Announce the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative

Remember back when we covered Porsche's historic decision to introduce the world of automotive to blockchain technology? Well, after a blockbuster announcement from some of the company's biggest contemporaries, it appears that the automotive blockchain revolution is officially kicking into high g...

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Finding Inspiration in the Rise of Shaquem Griffin

If you're a regular reader here at the Remora blog, then you know that the discussion around these parts is often dictated by the constantly changing trends in cutting-edge web development, the advent of technology as a transformative force in the world of automotive, and basically any other tren...

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Supreme Court Ruling Stands as Major Blow to Smaller Tech Innovators

With a 7-2 decision announced on April 24th, the United States (U.S.) Supreme Court just sent a strong message to smaller tech innovators and other inventors across the country. That message: Your cutting-edge breakthroughs and other patents are not safe from the heavy-handed legal assaults levie...

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Say Goodbye to Most of Ford's Conventional Car Lineup

From plunging headfirst into the world of self-driving vehicles and promoting the company's head of autonomous vehicle development to the role of chief executive officer (CEO) to exploring driverless robo-taxi services and self-serve car vending machines, Ford has made a name for itself in recent...

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Yahoo's 2014 Data Breach Earns a Historic $35 Million Fine from the SEC

Remember back in 2014 when Russian hackers made off with the sensitive data of over 500 million Yahoo users in what was, at the time, the largest data breach in the history of the web? As bad as things were for the company then, now known as Altaba, it appears that the Securities and Exchange Com...

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Facebook Brings to Light Previously Hidden Content Moderation Guidelines

Does your dealership utilize Facebook ads to connect with potential car buyers in your area? If so, odds are they you have been keeping a close eye on the turmoil and uncertainty surrounding the world's largest social networking platform as it hemorrhages users in the wake of the Cambridge Analyt...

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Is Google Trying to Skirt New EU Data Regulations?

It's no big secret that Google holds most of the power in the constant tug of war battle that exists between this search giant and advertisers, like your dealership, who aim to connect with targeted groups of consumers via the various digital advertising services offered up by this industry titan...

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New Undetectable Negative SEO Exploit Could Cause Google Major Headaches

With the advent of Google's Penguin update in 2012, it became a whole lot easier for the leading name in search to unmask and punish those who would leverage negative search engine optimization (SEO) techniques against their competitors. However, thanks to a clever new tactic that involves the (r...

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Ford's Robo-Taxi Network Set for 2021 Launch

The Ford name invokes quite the storied legacy. After all, when it comes to the traditional American automotive industry and personal vehicle ownership, this flagship member of the community has served time and time again as a trendsetter, dating all the way back to the first Model T sold to a pr...

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New "Talk to Books" Tool from Google Puts the Semantic Search Future on Full Display

If you know anything about the modern search engine landscape, then you know that Google has gone out of its way to punish and marginalize the dated practice of "keyword stuffing" in as many ways as possible. However, could this leading name in tech be ready to take the next step on the anti-keyw...

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What Happens Now That Google Has Lost the "Right to Be Forgotten" Case?

Have you ever heard the old saying that you can't put the genie back in the bottle? For Google, truer words might never have been spoken thanks to a landmark decision within the High Court of England and Wales.

So just what happened over in Foggy Old London? As Jamie Grierson and Ben Quin...

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Microsoft Garage Team Turns to Unreal Gaming Engine to Train Self-Driving Cars

Move over Nvidia; you're not the only major name in tech that is looking to find a virtual alternative to testing the capabilities of autonomous vehicles that pulls these self-driving machines off of real roads and streets and into the graphics card.

As Meixa Haung of the Microsoft Garage...

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Remora President Christian Jorn Set to Cover the Benefits of a Technical Web Advantage at Digital Dealer 24

Heading to the 24th Digital Dealer Conference & Expo down in Orlando next week? Then you can't afford to miss Remora's very own Christian Jorn as he takes the stage to discuss everything from the benefits of creating a technical and scientific web advantage via your dealership's website platf...

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Mozilla's New Web Browser Aims to Take the User Experience into Virtual Reality

Ever feel like the process of optimizing your dealership's website is an endless race to keep up with the latest trends and needs of a consumer population that continues to be even more selective and demanding of its online experience? From ensuring that your pages are responsive and mobile-frien...

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Facebook Rolls Back Ad Targeting Tools Amid Data Privacy Turmoil

Does your dealership spend time running ad campaigns on Facebook in an effort to connect with car buyers in your area? If so, odds are that the process of advertising on the world's largest social network is about to radically change in ways you might not have expected.

So just what does...

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Nvidia's Drive Constellation Seeks to Change How Automakers Develop Vehicles and Driverless Technology

As local, federal, and even international governing bodies grapple with the rules and regulations of testing autonomous vehicles on public roads, Nvidia (a company traditionally known for its leadership in the gaming and computer graphics marketplace) is asking a simple question that could drasti...

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Waymo and Jaguar Aim for 2020 Autonomous Ride-Hailing Service Launch Date

For so long, the advent of autonomous vehicles on American roads - both in an "as-a-service" functionality and as private property - has been relegated to some distant, nebulous location in "the near future." However, thanks to a blockbuster deal between Google's Waymo and Jaguar Land Rover, it l...

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Google Explores Adding New Offers Posts to Organic Search Results

Last summer, Google introduced the Google Posts feature to businesses that maintained active My Business pages. With summer around the corner once more, it appears that the search wizards over in Mountain View are on the verge of tweaking this tool again in an effort to expand the reach and poten...

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Affectiva's Artificial Intelligence Aims to Curb Accidents Caused by Distracted Drivers

Generally, when the conversation turns to how artificial intelligence (A.I.) can help safeguard modern drivers and reduce the risk of collisions and accidents, the discussion primarily revolves around cutting the human factor out of the equation and letting these advanced technological systems do...

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Ford and Alibaba Pair up to Create Automated Car Vending Machine

What happens when you blend the capabilities of a Chinese tech company that desperately wants to disrupt the automotive industry with one of the most respected members of the American automotive community? If you guessed a multi-story car vending machine facility that distributes brand new Ford c...

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Baidu Receives Green Light to Test Autonomous Vehicles on Public Roadways

Remember when we discussed the fact that the "Big Three" of China's tech sector were poised to truly muscle their way into the automotive industry - both on the local and international scale - via a variety of tech and service-based ventures? Well, it looks like these plans are beginning to roll...

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Details Regarding Google's New Mobile-First Index Take Center Stage at SMX Munich

It's no big secret that all eyes over at the Googleplex are focused on the Internet's decidedly mobile future. Of course, when over 60 percent of all searches take place on the go, it's hard not to completely rethink how a company's product and services satisfy this prominent demand.

Whil...

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Google Unlocks Voice Purchase Feature on Google Assistant and Other Enabled Devices

If you've kept up with the latest trends in search and digital marketing, you know that voice-generated search queries on platforms like Google Home, Amazon's Alexa, and mobile phones continue to rise in relevance. However, thanks to a big new push from the team over at the Googleplex, the demise...

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China's "Big Three" Tech Giants Bet on an Automotive Future Where People Don't Buy Cars

What are automakers and dealerships alike supposed to do when people stop buying cars?

While there was a time when this question would easily be shrugged off as nothing more than a load of nonsense, today's automotive marketplace continues to flirt with the topic with greater frequency. I...

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GM Bolsters 2019 Cruise AV Launch Date Plans with $100 Million Production Investment

General Motors (GM) has repeatedly suggested that a drastic shift toward autonomous vehicles (which will invariable reshape everything from how companies deliver goods to how your dealership fulfills the needs of local customers) is coming a lot sooner to the automotive world than most think. How...

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Lyft Aims to Bring Self-Driving Technology to Consumers and Competitors Alike

For most players in the race to road-ready self-driving vehicles, the focus of this endeavor rests firmly on developing a proprietary platform and centralizing the organization in question's technology. While this seems like the most logical way to make progress on this front, a recent move by ri...

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Google Quietly Unveils Search Result Pages Completely Devoid of Search Results

After exploring the possibility of multiple responses in its reworked "feature snippet" tool, it looks like Google may be tilting back toward a deeper focus on presenting users with a "one true answer" experience. In fact, this concept appears to be taken quite literally in Google's latest search...

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Remora's Christian Jorn Stops by for Another Visit with the Duval Ford Heavy Metal Hour Team

Back in 2016, Remora's very own Christian Jorn took the airwaves by storm during a guest appearance on the Duval Ford Heavy Metal Hour radio show. From digging into the company's unlikely origin story to breaking down some of the biggest myths and scams found in the shared space between automotiv...

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New Zealand Regulators Move Closer to Approving Kitty Hawk Autonomous Flying Taxis

Back in 2016, a curious rumor began spreading through the world of transportation that Alphabet's chief executive officer (CEO) Larry Page had secretly built a personal flying car. While this tale ended up being nothing more than a blip on the proverbial industry radar, it did wind up serving as...

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Porsche Bets Big on a Blockchain Future for Automotive

With Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies dominating the news cycle, odds are that you've probably heard the term "blockchain" pop up with increasing frequency on the news and around the web. However, this transactional software tool hasn't exactly found its way into the world of automot...

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