SiriusXM (Nasdaq: SIRI), a provider of connected vehicle services, and CDK Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDK), a enabler of end-to-end automotive commerce, are expanding their relationship to make new and innovative connected vehicle solutions available to thousands of auto dealers and their retail customers, the company said.
These services, which were developed by Automatic Labs, a SiriusXM company, will use the Fortellis Automotive Commerce Exchangeâ¢ platform to seamlessly connect dealers and consumers in ways not previously possible.
Automatic´s app and plug-in car adapter offers consumers safety and convenience features including crash alerts, roadside assistance, engine light guidance, real-time vehicle location monitoring and sharing. Together with CDK, SiriusXM´s connected car solutions will deliver capabilities that add real value to more consumers while encouraging them to remain engaged with their dealer. Car buyers will get a number of convenient and time-saving features through the Automatic app, including the ability to schedule service appointments, get estimates for repairs and parts, and pay for the work all through their smartphone.
Sirius XM Holdings is the world´s largest radio company measured by revenue and has approximately 32.7 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming.
Automatic, a Sirius XM Holdings Inc. company, turns almost any car into a connected car. By pairing Automatic´s app and in-car device, drivers are able to enhance their driving experience with a host of connected services. Automatic helps customers drive safer and smarter with applications that diagnose engine trouble, detect accidents and send emergency response, and save money. Developers can use the Automatic platform to build services and applications that use driving data with interoperable access possible to nearly every car on the road. Automatic Labs is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.automatic.com.
With more than USD 2 billion in revenues, CDK Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDK) is a global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles. Visit cdkglobal.com.