The Weekly Roundup

This week’s top story adds another tool to dealers’ digital toolbox in generating more leads – online messaging services are changing the way prospects interact with dealers with one in four Live Chat’s resulting in a lead.

In other news, Volvo has developed a technology to be fitted in vehicles to detect cyclists on the road, preventing potentially fatal collisions. It’s also National Apprenticeship Week, which the Institute of the Motor Industry is backing to promote automotive apprenticeships.

Motor Trader: Live chat generates leads for dealers

AM Online: Dealers should consider an interactive service reception to boost profits

BBC News: Volvo unveils cyclist alert-and-brake car system

Guardian: Electric cars not mass-market solution, says Jaguar Land Rover chief

The IMI: IMI calls on young people to take a fresh look at automotive apprenticeships

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