CalAmp boosts connected car capabilities with coast-to-coast availability of LotSmart, SureDrive by LoJack

CalAmp announced last week nationwide availability of its connected car applications, LotSmart by LoJack and SureDrive by LoJack, to provide long-term value for automotive dealerships and consumers. With this enterprise-grade connected vehicle technology, dealers nationwide can access advanced inventory management capabilities to streamline operations and improve their customers’ buying experience. This sell-through connected vehicle package also enables dealers to offer a connected car mobile application to customers.

LoJack’s LotSmart and SureDrive solutions were on display at the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention in New Orleans.

Leveraging CalAmp’s best-in-class telematics solutions, LotSmart and SureDrive help dealers and consumers benefit from advanced data access to their vehicles. LotSmart offers automotive dealerships detailed information about the status of their inventory, providing improved control over their vehicle operations.

The telematics solution also offers a seamless sell-through option for dealers to grow incremental revenue by offering SureDrive to consumers who want a comprehensive aftermarket connected car solution. SureDrive provides consumers with technology that helps safeguard their families while driving, including Instant Crash Notification, stolen vehicle location assist, and Tripwire Early Warning that helps detect unauthorized use.

“Automotive telematics have substantial potential to enhance dealerships’ bottom line results.  The trick is knowing how to access, package, and present the valuable vehicle data in a useful way,” said Justin Schmid, senior vice president at CalAmp. “Many dealers already find the technology useful in improving the customer experience on their lots, but the connected car future holds even more promise to revolutionize the way dealerships interact with customers, from the first moment a new car buyer steps onto the lot through a lifetime of vehicle use.”

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