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Auto industry lags in e-business, study says

While carmakers are busy experimenting with location-based advertising and studying the dangers of dashboard gadgets, new research says that when it comes to e-business, the auto industry is being left in the dust.

 

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While carmakers are busy experimenting with location-based advertising and studying the dangers of dashboard gadgets, a study says that when it comes to e-business, the auto industry is being left in the dust.

The study found that automobile suppliers perceived five giant risks that have scared them to near paralysis.

 


Automakers missing the e-business bus
Researchers in a two-month survey found that the automobile industry and its supply base ranked last in terms of technological preparedness as well as organizational commitment to digitization.

Covisint still looking for a home, CEO
Board members and those close to the online marketplace for collaboration and trade in the auto industry concede that their CEO search has been more difficult and lengthy than they originally expected.

Ford to study dangers of electronic gadgets in cars
The automotive giant announces plans to open a $10 million driving simulator laboratory to study the dangers of dashboard computers, handheld devices, cellular phones, and other electronic appliances that are becoming ubiquitous on U.S. roads.

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General Motors to "push" ads to drivers
GM's OnStar division will begin experimenting this year with location-based advertising beamed to vehicles through a cellular network.