General Motors is unveiling a new addition to its OnStar system, the ability for subscribers to make mobile transactions and earn loyalty rewards through GM applications.
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Uber is partnering with the Sears Holdings-owned Shop Your Way program to give retail rewards points to any customer using its service, suggesting that mobile loyalty could be a fruitful avenue of exploration for ride-sharing applications.
Toyota is releasing a new application that rewards consumers who refrain from using their smartphones while driving with mobile coupons, reflecting its efforts to promote driver safety as well as a partnership with Japanese coffee shop chain Komeda.
Cars.com is bridging online and real-world car research with new features for its mobile application designed to ease the stress of car purchasing for the back-to-school season.
Amazon has just launched a mobile-optimized marketplace within its online Web site that focuses on all things automotive, hoping to become a full-service hub for vehicle purchases and information.
New Haven, Conn., is the latest city to let residents and visitors pay for parking in express lots via the Parkmobile application, indicating that this capability could become commonplace in metropolitan areas across the United States.
Car dealers such as Colorado’s John Elway Dealerships are leveraging Edmunds.com’s new ad solution to forge connections with potential buyers by serving them mobile-optimized targeted ads on Facebook and Instagram, driving traffic directly to their sites.
Gulf Oil is fueling enrollment for its digital rewards program by offering a chance to win Boston Red Sox tickets to new enrollees and is leveraging social, banner ads and email to push the campaign.
Travelers Insurance is attempting to onboard more customers for a digital portal that provides control over billing and policy documents with a new application and optimized Web site that also allow mobile access to ID cards.
Avis Budget Group is retooling the car rental experience with a new feature in its mobile application enabling customers to upgrade a rental by swiping and use remote control features for their vehicle, showcasing the relevancy of connected car technology for travelers.