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Does anybody calculate the damages of the false influencers on the Web Reputation?

Reputation
  After 7 years of uninterrupted publications and more than 800 unedited posts published, mostly evergreen, I often want to look at some previous posts. Among the many that I am particularly fond of, and most of them not written by me, there are some that are very current; despite they having been published many years ago. One of these is the post on the WEB REPUTATION; focused on how the web...

How an automotive company could change core business

  This post was originated as a practical continuation and as an integration to the previous “The automotive dealers haven’t changed core business yet” and for this reason it is necessary to make some clarifications. For 10 years, if even not more, they tell us the world has changed, or better by making a more careful analysis the world has always changed; in the last few years,...

The automotive dealers haven’t changed their core business yet

core-business
  Excited by the increasing data related to the 2017, there are, however, automotive dealer, multi-brand, and service operators who are sulky and whiny. Of course, a positive signal it’s better than a negative one but, as Catalano (italian comic actor), would say, those numbers hide some truths that many pretend not to see. Dealers complain about the reduction in margins, despite the closure...

Surveys and market researches: reliable results?

  After Brexit, American election day (as well as after every wrong electoral prediction) pollsters and researchers are under discussion. The recurring question is: Is it possible to make mistakes so clamorous? First of all it must be said that political pollster and market researcher do different jobs, only in some way similar. The shared aspect is the focus on a target, the not shared thing...

Spare parts bought online, the end of the workshops?

spare parts
  In many years who sells new cars can sustain especially with several collateral activities, which in the end, analysing the balance sheets, are not at all collateral. Warehouse, Workshop, Bodywork, Financial Services and Insurance represent much more than “forced activities” to have a mandate. The quickest to look around have turned their company into a multitude of activities on...

A KPI will save the entire Automotive field or it will bury us?

kpi
  There is no sector in which it is possible to disregard a trivial KPI. But let’s start by saying what a KPI is: it is a dashboard. It is a screen, an A4 sheet, which shows the trends of a given variable that, and we will talk about this, has a decisive influence on a business. Let’s start with a prejudicial element that divides an entrepreneurial activity from all the rest. I can...

LPG systems, layout and security

LPG
  One of the most known indicator that gives us an immediate idea about the safety level provided by a vehicle is the number of stars rated during the Euro NCAP test. The stars are rated to the shock tests passed and to the presence of security – related contents. Thanks to the tightening up both of the tests and the calculation method, today we have on our vehicles an infinitive of electronic...

Electric cars: ready for camping?

electric-cars
  Do we have everything? Sleeping bag? Gas stove? Pile? Anti mosquitos? Fans? Suited clothes for winter and summer? In a few words everything you need for a basic camping, we should have and use it at home if we will buy an electric car. You may thing that the hot had got on top of me but no, my friends, the engineers Roberto Barbiero, Ivan Maio and me are ready to sustain what may seem a paradox. If...

Digital Automotive: if you are too far ahead, you may risk to burn yourself

Digital-Automotive
  The future is in the digital, actually, it is the present; if your company isnÕt ready to ride the wave of the Digital automotive you are the dinosaur that is disappearing! Now this is a mantra repeated endlessly to the point that someone wonders: “could it be real what they go on telling us in every meeting?” Good question … but maybe not! Only because “everybody”...

It is enough the name and not the essence. Digital natives and the automotive.

millennials
  On this blog, several times, we have dealt with the increasing role that, those who are commonly called “the digital natives“, are playing in the communication, in the image and in the bigger cauldron called Marketing. Everyone in the automotive field, from the simple dealer to the big OEM, has to face them. The questions which, basically, arise are two: Who are the digital natives? Which...

The Job Order in the vehicle after-sales; this stranger…

  The Job Order (JO), which we know in the reality of the vehicle after-sales, it’s too often “snubbed” and the consequences of an improper use or an incorrect filling out are underestimated. Starting from its definition, it is a contract of performance of work and as such it is regulated from the current legislation. In particular we refer to the art. 1519 bis of the Civil Code...

Customer satisfaction vs Customer Defection

Customer-Satisfaction
  Some time ago we wrote about that topic (and related costs). The following is a true story, I will tell you about this one step by step to comply with the limits imposed by the website. The events! 1991 One night, my car, registered 1989 with 45.000 Km (I bought it new and always done the MOT at the official place) after the start at a traffic light, suddenly stopped as pushed by an invisible...

Why should we say thanks for every complaint we received?

complaint
  Starting an article with such a title, which means in itself a “strange“, “particular” question which could cause laughter to most, has, actually, a specific basis which we will try to explain. Why would we thank for a complaint? Each of us was a customer, or is one now or will be one and you’ve had a chance to have “first-hand experience” the unexpected...

Why does PSA want to buy OPEL and VAUXHALL?

psa
  Why does PSA want to buy OPEL and VAUXHALL? A truly intriguing question for the experts, because none of these, except of course ones PSA, are able to answer. And this because it lacks any economic or industrial or commercial evidence of where the winning secret of the takeover. Opel has not exactly a story of success for the last years, and this it was emphasized by Harald Hendrikse of the...

Why Alfa Romeo Stelvio will be my next car

Alfa Romeo Stelvio
  Saturday, February 11, I spent a beautiful day in the famous test track in Balocco. It was presented in world premiere, before the Official Press Conference in thenext February 22 in Saint Moritz, what will be the next Alfa Romeo SUV, expected for several years, since the exercise of “style” Kamal. The newness are first of all, in the communication mode, this preview “social”...

The list of the most read posts of 2016 on Automotive Space

automotive
  Also this year we like to publish the list of most read posts of Automotive Space. You can see there are more differences from the last post on the most read posts in 2015. For this reason we can confirm that Automotive Space doesn’t aim the last news. Unfortunately from one year we are publishing a fewer number of post because we haven’t abroad correspondents…be patient; we...

Turin International Meeting for the 50th Anniversary Alfa Romeo Duetto

Alfa Romeo Duetto
  The 50 years of style icon, the famous Alfa Romeo Duetto, were celebrated at the Turin International Meeting, the second national meeting of 2016, held on the 10th and 11th of September. In particular, on Sunday 11th, the legendary and famous Duetto were exposed as “Queens” in front of the entrance of the gardens of the Stupinigi Castle; summer residence of t he Savoy. About 50 Duettos...

50 years ago, the project which motorized Russia

Togliattigrad1
  It is never easy to assess the importance of an event that happened fifty years before, especially when it refers to automotive history. But the collaboration agreement signed between Fiat and the Soviet Ministry of industry for the construction of a car plant in what was then the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (URSS), and which is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, deserves to be remembered. On...

The electric car and the CO2 emission

The electric car and the CO2 emission
  More and more the “world wide” politics promotes the development and production of electric cars, shown as a possibility, at least for the mobility, to reduce the pollution. Consequently, car manufacturers are working hard to offer electric vehicles, but I wonder: What certainties have we that electric cars really affect the overall CO2 reduction and what doubts have we still to solve? It...

Happy Birthday Automotive Space for your 5 years

anniversary
  On 10 January 2011, due to the increasing internet traffic coming from abroad, after only four months from start-up, we decided to create a blog dedicated to international readers; was born Automotive Space International! Totally in English welcomes the posts with international level which have already been published on Automotive Space. Automotive Space does not tell of product or testing,...

The tsunami autonomous car is drawing near the automotive

autonomous cars
  Getting into a car, which is able to drive autonomously, will become a habit? Probably yes and one day cities will become similar to the minority Report metropolis. These evocative and suggestive images, however, are only the visible part of an iceberg that, although not as dangerous as the one which sink the Titanic, will be able to overturn the whole automotive industry. Insurances, for instance,...

Automotive factories, back to the roots?

Fiat-509
  We must get over it: the automobile, as we lived it, will disappear. Today we look with curiousness at former cars, which actually were carriages to which had been applied an engine, in a few years we will look at recent cars as something incredibly old. We have grown – we who are not so young anymore – with the myth of the horse power and the sportsmanship, then we knew the qualities...

The list of the most read posts of 2015 of Automotive Space

2016
  Automotive Space doesn’t aim the news, but the analysis and insights in the automotive sector. The list of the 10 most read post of all time, is the evidence that our objectives have been achieved. The 10 most read posts of Automotive Space   Cadillac Man: fantasy or reality? Some interesting data collected in Italy, useful… everywhere!; (11 Comments) Mystery shopping activities...

Ferrari peels out on Milan Stock Exchange. Perspectives for the share of Maranello

ferrari
  Ferrari is now quoted even on Milan Stock Exchange, after the debut on Wall Street in 2015. What will do the Italian Company, already leader in the racing world and now maybe on the stock market? 2016 is not started in the best ways for the financial market. Actually, even the Chicago PMI data weren’t a good omen, but by now we are used to markets that could overcome everything and almost...

Dieselgate: the ends justify the means?

Volkswagen-B52
  Objectives, results, standards and performance. Are we sure that the ancient motto “the ends justify the means” is achievable? What happens if a Company is put under pressure, particularly when Consumers believe that the brand is incapable of overlooking high standards? Imagine a successful athlete who is “accustomed” to win by his fans. Imagine that on the eve of a competition he –...

The Communication Plan of a dealer in the Business Plan

Comunication
  This post deals with a technical aspect usually considered the “Cinderella” of the Business Plan, that is to say the Communication Plan. It minutely describes what will be the ordinary investments, eventually attempting to program the extraordinary ones, about all the allocated budget to this specific field. The Communication Plan is drawn up in collaboration with the commercial area, the...

Sighting New Tris Alfa Romeo Giulia

Alfa Romeo Giulia
  Despite of many rumors about the postponed latest version of the new Alfa, we could nevertheless have a glimpse on Three Alfa Romeo Giulia. All of them are equipped with 4-tailpipes, empowered with the latest engine version thrust created in collaboration with Ferrari. Though two of them still in camouflage, but still definitely ready to show off all of their horse power, Even if in the arteries...

FERRARI: it’s time to quotation. But who benefits?

ipo-ferrari-logo
  With the coming of autumn, the financial world starts up again with all the operations which are set aside during the summer period, due to the low number of market players. And so, after witnessing the success of the so-called IPO (Initial Public Offering) of Poste Italiane SpA here it emerges one that for many people is the real IPO of the year, even if it doesn’t take place in Milan Stock...

Luxury brand have been trouble with the strange sore… Tesla!

2015-tesla-model-s
  I must say first of all that: the electric car fascinates me, I like its way to move without vibrations and with little noise. The electric engine seems to me elegant, with its round components which just rotate, almost without tremors. The efficiency is a byproduct of this elegance, with its 85/90% outclasses any internal combustion engine for automotive applications and it is comparable only...

Electric hybrid vehicles and their consumptions

auto ibride
  For all of us, the electric hybrid vehicles and the electric pure ones by now mean reduction in consumption and therefore less CO2 emissions and more environmental protection, even if there are conflicting opinions because of the damages caused from the extraction of metals needed to build electric motors (see the post ‘Interview to professor Ivan Maio of the Polytechnic in Turin‘). Electric...
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