PC&D Unscripted 29: New Auto Tech at the Carwash

PC&D Unscripted 29: New Auto Tech at the Carwash

Derek Kaufman, managing partner at Schwartz Advisors, discusses advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and the impact of emerging auto tech at carwashes.

In this PC&D Unscripted interview, Derek Kaufman, managing partner at Schwartz Advisors, joins Associate Publisher – Editorial Rich DiPaolo to discuss advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and the impact of emerging auto tech at carwashes.

Kaufman explains that in 2017, “We surveyed about 245 of [International Carwash Association’s] members, who owned 500 carwash locations … and over 60% of them reported problems with the auto shift to park transmissions, but also about 40% noted that they’re having trouble with stop/start triggering in the carwash.”

He goes on to note how the industry used this research to reach out to auto manufacturers and what the results have been.

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