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The Connected Car

“The connected-car evolution has been happening for a number of years, but we’re still in the beginning stages,” said Jason Penkethman, chief product officer for Spireon. “The OEMs obviously have their connected-vehicle strategy, so they’ve served as kind of an enabler of this technology. But no one has created value for the dealerships. So Spireon is looking at making them part of this whole connected-car era.”

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Do You Know Where Your Cars Are?

“Some systems offer lot management functions to automatically read fuel, odometer, and vehicle trouble codes,” says Brian Deeley, director, product manager for the vehicle finance group at Spireon, a telematics provider.

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Optimizing onboard data-driven systems to mitigate downtime

“Typically, fleet operators look at maintenance in three ways: time-based, distance based, or engine-hour-based,” said Dean Croke, vice president of data products at Spireon.

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New Nevada law greatly impacts GPS & starter interrupt usage

“The use of starter interrupt devices (SIDs) and GPS devices has enabled dealers and lenders to extend credit to consumers who have difficulty obtaining credit, potentially enabling them to repair poor credit ratings”, said Reggie Ponsford, senior vice president of sales for Spireon’s automotive solutions group.

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Logistics Firm RJ & Sons Selects Spireon’s FleetLocate to Manage Fleet of Specialized Trailers

Spireon’s FleetLocate trailer management system has helped improve not only trailer visibility but has reduced the idle time of our trailers, resulting in significant cost savings

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RJ & Sons selects Spireon’s FleetLocate to manage international fleet operations

With our unique 99.9 percent performance guarantee, we’re proud to offer the industry’s most reliable and scalable solution to our customers

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Safety, Profits and Productivity — The Many Benefits of ELDs for construction fleets

Improving safety by reducing fatigue- related incidents requires driver monitoring systems, scorecards and the analytics to help pinpoint problem areas.

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11 Innovators in Telematics

Dean Croke, vice president of data products, Spireon…more than 20 years in fleet telematics

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Driving Fixed Ops Solutions

Kevin Weiss, Spireon’s CEO, who’s committed to “giving dealers the tools they need to benefit from the connected care revolution.”

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Connected Car News: Cohda, Cadillac, AGC, Procon Analytics, Innoviz, Kalray, NextInput, Spireon, Crocus, 5G AA, CSA, Bosch & Sony,”

Spireon announced the latest version of its GoldStar GPS solution for the vehicle finance industry, offering dealers and lenders an easy and efficient approach to mitigate risk while sustaining growth.

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Cargo Theft Spikes on Memorial Day Weekend, But the Scourge Is Year-Round

“Traffic is higher than almost any other weekend, so thieves think they can go undercover,” said Roni Taylor, vice president of industry relations for Spireon

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Spireon Unveils Enhanced GoldStar GPS Solution for Dealers and Lenders at NABD Conference

Redesigned with new user interface, new mobile app, one-step recovery link and new hardware, Spireon delivers simplicity with power in new GoldStar

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SPIREON UNVEILS ENHANCED GOLDSTAR GPS SOLUTION FOR AUTO DEALERS AND LENDERS

Redesigned with new user interface, new mobile app, one-step recovery link and new hardware, Spireon delivers simplicity with power in new GoldStar

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6 enhanced features of Spireon’s GoldStar GPS solution

The new GoldStar GPS solution includes several key updates and features…

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Spireon Unveils Improvements

The new GoldStar GPS solution includes several key updates and features, including a redesigned user interface, a new mobile app and improved wireless reception.

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Spieon Now Offers Fleet Management Solution by OnStar

Spireon recently released its FleetLocate Connected by OnStar fleet management solution for properly equipped GM vehicles.

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Spireon leverages OnStar connectivity for fleet telematics

Spireon released its FleetLocate Connected by OnStar fleet management solution for properly equipped GM vehicles.

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Spireon Names Burden SVP of Sales

Spireon Inc. announced the appointment of Bob Burden as senior vice president of sales for Spireon’s fleet division.

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Spireon’s Fleet Management Solution Connected by OnStar Now Available

Industry’s largest aftermarket telematics provider uses OnStar connectivity to deliver insights to GM Fleet customers

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Spireon appoints new senior vice president of sales for fleet division

Bob Burden to expand footprint of FleetLocate asset management solution among small and medium-sized businesses, reseller and channel markets

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Spireon’s Fleet Management Connects with OnStar

Spireon has released its FleetLocate Connected by OnStar fleet management solution for properly equipped GM vehicles.

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Spireon’s Fleet Management Solution Connected by OnStar Now Available

Industry’s largest aftermarket telematics provider uses OnStar connectivity to deliver insights to GM Fleet customers

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Spireon Hires Telematics Vet

Spireon Inc. announced the appointment of Bob Burden as senior vice president of sales for Spireon’s fleet division.

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Spireon Appoints Bob Burden SVP of Sales for Fleet Devision

Spireon, a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based business intelligence solutions, has appointed Bob Burden as senior vice president of sales for Spireon’s Fleet Division.

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Why BHPH impresses Spireon CEO

Through features like Spireon’s Recovery Link, 78 percent of customers using GoldStar have been able to finance customers with lower credit scores, and 84 percent have reported reduced delinquencies…

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Real estate briefly: Walker & Dunlop refinances $190M portfolio with O.C. properties

Spireon restructured its customer service department in early 2016 to enable representatives to develop more specialized expertise with specific products

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Covering all bases: GM adds a Class 6 medium-duty model

At the beginning of March, the company announced that it would add Spireon to its roster of telematics service providers

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Spireon honored

Spireon awarded the Silver Stevie Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year

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Auto Dealer Today: Innovations

Auto Dealer Today dives into the many offerings and benefits of the dealer’s connected car solution, Kahu, in their April 2017 print edition. Learn how Kahu can provide streamlined lot management while delivering a new F&I profit center.

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CCJ ELD Buyers’ Guide

Spireon’s web-based FleetLocate management systems monitor vehicle and driver performance

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GM’s Spireon

DETROIT — In March, General Motors announced a partnership with Spireon to provide a telematics solution to GM Fleet customers. Spireon, the largest aftermarket telematics provider with 3.75 million active U.S. subscribers, offers web-based fleet management solutions to monitor vehicle and driver performance.  

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Complying with Food Safety Modernization Act regulations

All U.S. shippers, carriers, loaders and receivers who engage in “transportation operations” of food must follow the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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Demystifying the Food Safety Modernization Act

In September 2016, large producers and shippers of both human and animal food were required to come into compliance with Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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GM Fleet Expands Connectivity Leadership With Spireon

DETROIT — General Motors Fleet is expanding its suite of industry-leading driver connectivity and fleet management solutions by adding Spireon to its telematics service provider roster.

Using the embedded OnStar 4G LTE hardware in the vehicles, Spireon will offer a customized version of its FleetLocate tool that will allow fleet operators to better manage their Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles, beginning May 2017.

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Digital Toolboxes Benefit Dealers, Tech Execs Say

As cars become increasingly connected, dealerships need ways to benefit from all the information those vehicles are generating. Companies are launching products that allow dealers to do just that, and to boost service-lane income in the process.

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Spireon’s Kahu tech aims to increase service retention

CARY, N.C. – At the NADA Convention & Expo, Spireon introduced its latest connected car solution — Kahu — the first connected car solution specifically designed for dealerships, according to the California company.

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Kahu by Spireon Transforms Any Car Into a Connected Car, Provides New Revenue Stream for Car Dealers

Irvine, CA – Spireon Inc., the nation’s largest and most trusted aftermarket Connected Vehicle company with over 2.5 million connected vehicles on the road, recently debuted Kahu, a new service sold exclusively through used car dealers to offer customers a simple way to link their vehicle to their smartphone and interact with their car after purchasing.

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NADA 2017 Vendor Insights – Spireon

We interviewed many vendors during NADA 2017 to hear what they think is ahead for the auto industry. Check out our interview with Spireon.

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Spireon Launches Kahu Connected Car Solution at NADA

IRVINE, Calif. — Aftermarket telematics solutions provider Spireon Inc. has announced the launch of Kahu, the company’s latest connected car solution, at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in New Orleans.

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Spireon launches connected car add-on for dealers

IRVINE, Calif. – Spireon recently introduced its latest connected car solution — Kahu — a smart add-on designed to provide dealers streamlined inventory and lot management that also offers car buyers modern location tracking and stolen vehicle recovery service.

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Spireon Launches Kahu Connected Car Solution at NADA

IRVINE, Calif. — Aftermarket telematics solutions provider Spireon Inc. has announced the launch of Kahu, the company’s latest connected car solution, at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in New Orleans.

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Spireon unveils connected car solution for dealerships

Spireon Inc., an aftermarket telematics company for risk management and business optimization, will introduce its latest connected car solution, Kahu. Kahu is designed for dealers, providing streamlined lot management while delivering a new finance and insurance (F&I) profit center by offering consumers a modern location tracking and stolen vehicle recovery service, Spireon said.

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NADA Connected Car Tech News: Dealer AI, Tracking, Research, DRM, CRM & Lot Management

For NADA there are many new services and news announcements. There is software that could be more intelligent than dealers. There are also studies about the car buying process and new services for dealers. Companies making announcements include Conversica, automotiveMasterMind, VinSolutions, Dealertrack, Cox Automotive, DealerRater and Spireon.

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Spireon Unveils Kahu, the First Connected Car Solution Specifically Designed for Dealerships

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spireon Inc., the leader in aftermarket telematics solutions for risk management and business optimization, will introduce its latest connected car solution – Kahu™ – at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in New Orleans. Kahu is designed for dealers, providing streamlined lot management while delivering a new finance and insurance (F&I) profit center by offering consumers a modern location tracking and stolen vehicle recovery service. Additionally, Kahu empowers dealers to grow service retention with car buyers by providing accurate vehicle data for proactive maintenance reminders that can improve vehicle health and keep vehicles within warranty.

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NADA 2017: Technology

Jason Penkethman, Chief Product Officer at Spireon, spoke about how dealers are gaining greater ability to communicate with their customers.

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Spireon Unveils Kahu at NADA 2017

IRVINE, Calif. — Spireon Inc., the leader in aftermarket telematics solutions for risk management and business optimization, will introduce its latest connected car solution – Kahu™ – at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in New Orleans. Kahu is designed for dealers, providing streamlined lot management while delivering a new finance and insurance (F&I) profit center by offering consumers a modern location tracking and stolen vehicle recovery service. Additionally, Kahu empowers dealers to grow service retention with car buyers by providing accurate vehicle data for proactive maintenance reminders that can improve vehicle health and keep vehicles within warranty.

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Spireon’s Kahu Provides New Revenue Stream for Dealers

IRVINE, Calif. (AUTO DEALER TODAY)— Spireon Inc., an aftermarket telematics company with more than 2.5 million connected vehicles on the road, announced the release of Kahu, a new service sold exclusively through used-car dealers that allows customers to link their vehicles to their smartphones.

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Spireon’s Kahu Provides New Revenue Stream for Dealers

IRVINE, Calif. (FI-MAGAZINE)— Spireon Inc., the Kahu service includes a device that connects with the car’s location and trip data once installed. It then relays all of that information to a user’s smartphone app. The Kahu app then displays real-time vehicle information, providing users with access to theft recovery services, driving alerts and more.

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Spireon Acquires Phoenix-based Inilex

IRVINE, Calif. (BUSINESS JOURNALS)— Irvine, California-based Spireon acquired Inilex Inc., which provides GPS-connected theft recovery device Skylink.

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Spireon Becomes the Largest Aftermarket Telematics Company

IRVINE, Calif. (BUSINESS JOURNALS)— Spireon recently notched several milestones, not only in terms of subscriber counts but also in what that subscriber count meant—the firm is now the largest aftermarket vehicle telematics company around.

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The ‘Bottom Line’ of Spireon’s Acquisition of Inilex

IRVINE, Calif. (SUBPRIME NEWS)— Spireon chief marketing officer Shawn Hansen gave dealers and subprime finance companies what he called the “bottom line” about the potential benefits of the company acquiring Inilex.

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Werner Enterprises to Deploy Spireon Solution

(FLEETOWNER)— Truckload carrier Werner Enterprises will deploy Spireon’s Fleet, Asset & Trailer Intelligence solution, Spireon said. The deployment program includes outfitting all new dry van trailers, as well as an aggressive retrofit program for existing trailers, this year.

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Spireon debuts connected vehicle solution for used-car dealers

IRVINE, Calif. (AUTO REMARKETING) – Spireon Inc., best known for its vehicle-tracking solutions, has debuted its new service provided exclusively through used-vehicle dealers, called Kahu, which allows customers a way to link their vehicle to their smartphone and track its whereabouts.

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Spireon Wins a “Battle of the Platforms” at M2M Evolution Conference

(FLEETOWNER)— Spireon carried the day against other competing M2M (Machine to Machine) technology providers in their category in an event called the “Battle of the Platforms” held at the annual M2M Evolution conference taking place in Miami, FL from January 29 to February 3.

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