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Suzuki Opts-Out of Making Vehicles for the US Automotive Market

After nearly three decades of production, Suzuki has announced its departure from the U.S. automotive market. Suzuki first began manufacturing automobiles for the U.S. market in 1985 and will stop selling automobiles once their current supply runs out. They will however continue to produce motorcycles, ATV’s, and watercraft here in the U.S.

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Topicssss: Support, consumer research, vehicle service, Suzuki, Data, vehicle marketing, auto dealers, Vehicle Data, Manufacturer, Marketing, US Market, consumers, automakers, Auto, automotive

GM's OnStar offers proprietary API to Developers

Developers will receive access to Manufacturer General Motor's OnStar API which is called ATOMS (advanced telematics operating system) sometime in the first half of 2012. OnStar president Linda Marshall described the consumer benefits in terms of functionality comparable to computers, smartphones and tablets as a response to the growth in the mobile applications market for Android and iOS platforms.

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Topicssss: API, OnStar, Telematics, General Motors, ATOMS, Manufacturer

10 Vehicle Details You Should Expect from a VIN Decoder

It is not uncommon for some of the people that express interest in our VIN data to have little experience with automotive data in the past.  They may be new to the company, position or they may be looking to apply an existing business model in a new way that requires a VIN decoder or vehicle data.  Many times these people are not quite sure what to expect to get in return from decoding 17 digit VINs.  Below are a list of 10 things that you can expect to be returned when decoding US Passenger and Light-Duty Vehicle Identification Numbers.


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Topicssss: Common Data, VIN Data, Body Style, GVW Range, Restraint, Vehicle Type, Drive Type, Manufacturer, Model Year