Articles by: Diana Asatryan

New Autonomous Vehicle Laws in Michigan Are ‘Thrilling’ for Industry, Expert Says

New Autonomous Vehicle Laws in Michigan Are ‘Thrilling’ for Industry, Expert Says

Best Practices, Operations December 13, 2016 at 12:49 pm

The legislation around driverless cars (or the absence of it) is one of the main concerns among manufacturers and software companies that operate in the field. But the newest set of bills – signed into law by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder last week – are set to change that. StartingRead More

PolySync to Democratise Autonomous Research with Open Source Platform

PolySync to Democratise Autonomous Research with Open Source Platform

IT December 12, 2016 at 12:40 pm

In the tech world, open-source software is an increasingly popular model for developers to share and learn through collaboration, and thus drive innovation. Not so much in the auto world. But a Portland, Ore.-based software startup is set to change that. PolySync, which develops next generation software for autonomous cars,Read More

Collaborate to Innovate Mobility, Expert Says

Collaborate to Innovate Mobility, Expert Says

IT, Operations December 9, 2016 at 11:59 am

Cross-pollination between tech companies and auto manufacturers is no longer optional, it’s a “necessary,” Michael Macauley, chief executive of Quadrant Information Services, cautioned. “As cars become devices that we drive or don’t drive, and devices become more integrated with our transportation experience across modes,” the two industries need to learnRead More

Behavioral Analytics Trim Risk, Experts Say

Behavioral Analytics Trim Risk, Experts Say

Operations, Risk May 13, 2016 at 11:40 am

If you are not at least exploring behavioral analytics in credit decisioning, you are lagging, according to Ray Antunez, credit risk manager at U.S. Auto Credit Corp. “What you start with is just going to be the information on the credit application, but you still need to at least makeRead More

What Makes a Mobile App Great?

What Makes a Mobile App Great?

IT, Sales & Marketing April 29, 2016 at 1:51 pm

Bank transactions are shifting rapidly from brick and mortar branches to mobile devices (no, really, when was the last time you’ve physically deposited a check?). Having a mobile app used to be a lovely addition to lenders’ offerings, but for many customers today those apps are the primary method ofRead More

Customer Engagement: What’s the Value for Auto Finance?

Customer Engagement: What’s the Value for Auto Finance?

Best Practices, Operations April 20, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Many auto companies have been up-to-speed with recent trends in customer engagement, using blogs, Twitter, and Snapchat as marketing and customer service tools. As car companies continue to nurture digital communities around their brands, should their financing arms be replicating this strategy? Auto finance is not an easy topic toRead More

Mobility Trends Set to Transform Auto Finance

Mobility Trends Set to Transform Auto Finance

Best Practices, IT, Operations April 15, 2016 at 11:47 am

Consumers’ rapid shift to mobile devices has shaped their expectations of products and services in their day-to-day lives. Mobility trends have certainly penetrated the car market, and are on the way to changing the auto financing model too, experts say. Even though many of the trends will not be immediate,Read More

Top 6 Reasons Some Fear the Next ‘Big Short’ in Subprime Auto

Top 6 Reasons Some Fear the Next ‘Big Short’ in Subprime Auto

Best Practices, Operations April 8, 2016 at 11:07 am

LAS VEGAS — The Big Short, the tale about the investors that made bank predicting the mortgage crisis in 2008, left many wondering whether a real-life “sequel” is unfolding right now in the subprime auto finance space. The fears of a subprime bubble certainly did not appear out of thin air. ExpertsRead More

Top 6 Financier Apps to Check Out

Top 6 Financier Apps to Check Out

Guides, IT, Operations April 1, 2016 at 9:26 am

Mobile apps have penetrated virtually every industry there is, from food delivery services to online dating. Financial services, and auto finance in particular, are not an exception. The challenge: to design a banking app “cool” enough to reserve a spot in your customers’ smartphones. Here are six apps that wouldRead More