Automotive

Retail Lexus Streamlines Car Buying With Two-Year, Subscription-Style Leasing Program

Lexus Complete Lease offers a customers a monthly bill that includes all the necessary components of buying a new car, taking the hassle out of vehicle ownership. 

Automotive Porsche and Turo team up to allow drivers to rent cars from dedicated owners

The automaker partnered with car-sharing marketplace provider Turo to allow drivers to rent cars from top hosts who have been specially selected for their knowledge and passion as Porsche owners. The program allows prospective Porsche owners to experience the car of their dreams through an extended test drive.

Loyalty & Membership Chevron created a digital e-Gift card to seamlessly pay for fuel and car washes

Energy corporation Chevron created a digital e-Gift card, enabling customers to seamlessly pay for fuel and car washes through the Chevron app and link to their loyalty program profiles. 

Design This Innovative Bus Shelter Solves An Often Overlooked Mobility Issue

The Station of Being is a new bus stop in Umeå, Sweden that makes public transportation more user-friendly and convenient

Retail Why Porsche's Business Future Won't Depend On Car Sales Alone

The future of the industry is uncertain, but Porsche is hoping to prove that automotive brands don't have to rely on legacy revenue streams to make an impact or turn a profit.

Delivery & Logistics RoboSense x Cainiao develop an autonomous delivery robot

Alibaba-owned logistics company Cainiao has partnered with Chinese robotics company RoboSense to develop an autonomous delivery robot. The unmanned wheeled robotic vehicle uses LiDAR to navigate, carrying packages at a pedestrian-safe speed of less than 10 miles per hour. It uses facial recognition technology to ensure that it has arrived at the correct recipient before opening the doors to its package locker.

Technology UPS Flight Forward to begin operating commercial drone delivery

Package delivery company UPS formed a subsidiary called Flight Forward and applied for the Federal Aviation Administration approval to begin operating commercial drone delivery.

Food & Beverage H-E-B grocery retailer piloted autonomous delivery vehicle that can hold up to 32 orders

Texas-based grocery retailer H-E-B piloted autonomous delivery near its Olmos Park, TX, supermarket with a self-driving vehicle named Newton, which can hold up to 32 orders of varying size.

Store Experience & Design Hyundai Motor Studio surrounds visitors in the brand's vision of automotive culture

Automaker Hyundai’s experiential showroom immerses visitors inside the brand’s vision of automotive culture through interactive installations, events, a service center, cafe and classes on topics such as vehicle maintenance. It also features CLOi GuideBot, a friendly robot created by LG Electronics that can answer questions about the showroom and its vehicles.

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Case Study Audi Transformed One Of Its Cars Into A Unicorn For Halloween

The Qnicorn was originally a social media phenomenon, but Audi decided to bring it to life and drive it around Washington, D.C. for Halloween

Analysis South Korean Food Concepts From Names Like Hyundai Are Revolutionizing The Restaurant Experience

From voice-activated robot baristas to interiors straight out of a comic book, these restaurants are changing the way people eat

Brand Activation & Immersion Auto Brands From BMW To Genesis Are Reimagining The Showroom

With onsite cafés and racetracks, these Seoul-based automotive makers invite their customers to take in the full brand experience, providing surprising and dynamic ways to learn and shop

Fashion & Apparel A Trend To Watch: Yesterday's Tomorrow

For this week, PSFK founder Piers Fawkes looks into the ways retrofuturism is being applied to modern technology, design and innovation