Dealer Transformation Index™

Measuring dealer-consumer alignment across continued industry evolution

Urban Science® has teamed up with the Harris Poll to conduct ongoing, comprehensive research on the state of the automotive industry through the eyes of dealers and auto buyers. This page includes ongoing highlights of our findings.

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The EV Future

Prepare to meet growing demand while you still can

The impact of EVs on the future of the automotive industry can’t be overstated. Both auto buyers and dealers recognize and agree electrification has the greatest potential to change the future of the auto industry in the coming years. Preparation and optimization for increasing EV-related sales and service needs is critical – and it all starts with dealer and auto-buyer education.

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Dealership Service

Powering Thriving Dealerships With Dealer Service

Across myriad industry shifts and evolutions, healthy dealership service operations have powered thriving dealerships. Service lanes not only deliver high-margin engagements on the back end, they drive meaningful interactions that can build long-term loyalty that leads to future sales as well. To create, nurture and make the most of these opportunities, it’s critical dealers and OEMs recognize auto-buyer perceptions about how franchise stores stack up against independent repair shops – and adjust their approaches to mitigate risks and seize lucrative opportunities now and in the future.

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June 21st,  2022

Dealership Service

Across myriad industry shifts and evolutions, healthy dealership service operations have powered thriving dealerships.

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July 26th,  2022 Blog

Inspiring the Next Generation: UK Office Hosts Girls School for STEM-Focused Career Day

At Urban Science, we’re dedicated to making a positive impact in our global communities. And one of the ways we do that is through STEM enrichment programs that create new […]

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July 26th,  2022 Blog

Inspiring the Next Generation: UK Office Hosts Girls School for STEM-Focused Career Day

At Urban Science, we’re dedicated to making a positive impact in our global communities. And one of the ways we do that is through STEM enrichment programs that create new […]

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July 21st,  2022 Article

Urban Science summer internship program meshes legacy, opportunity to drive learning and growth

At Urban Science, our vision is a world in which innovation is powered by science and inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit to invent a better future. As we forge ahead […]

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July 21st,  2022 Article

Urban Science summer internship program meshes legacy, opportunity to drive learning and growth

At Urban Science, our vision is a world in which innovation is powered by science and inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit to invent a better future. As we forge ahead […]

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July 12th,  2022 Article

Urban Science named Corporate Partner of the Year by The Engineering Society of Detroit

Urban Science Founder and President Jim Anderson, alongside several Urban Science team members, recently attended The Engineering Society of Detroit’s (ESD) Annual Dinner at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. The […]

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July 12th,  2022 Article

Urban Science named Corporate Partner of the Year by The Engineering Society of Detroit

Urban Science Founder and President Jim Anderson, alongside several Urban Science team members, recently attended The Engineering Society of Detroit’s (ESD) Annual Dinner at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. The […]

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July 11th,  2022 Article

Q&A: Preparing the Automotive Industry for a World Without Browser Cookies

The advent and evolution of digital marketing and advertising have unlocked seemingly endless opportunities for automotive brands – including the OEMs, dealers and AdTech companies we serve – to create meaningful interactions with their target audiences.

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July 11th,  2022 Article

Q&A: Preparing the Automotive Industry for a World Without Browser Cookies

The advent and evolution of digital marketing and advertising have unlocked seemingly endless opportunities for automotive brands – including the OEMs, dealers and AdTech companies we serve – to create meaningful interactions with their target audiences.

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May 16th,  2022 Article

Urban Science gift-matching program donates nearly $26,000 to aid Ukraine relief efforts

Donations – comprising $10,651 in employee contributions and a $15,000 corporate gift – will support efforts to alleviate suffering in Ukraine and surrounding areas.

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May 16th,  2022 Article

Urban Science gift-matching program donates nearly $26,000 to aid Ukraine relief efforts

Donations – comprising $10,651 in employee contributions and a $15,000 corporate gift – will support efforts to alleviate suffering in Ukraine and surrounding areas.

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April 25th,  2022 Article

The EV Future

Through our research and findings we created a new, science-based methodology for capturing and analyzing the evolving views of the auto-buying public regarding the relevance of traditional automotive dealerships in the vehicle-buying process.

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April 25th,  2022 Article

The EV Future

Through our research and findings we created a new, science-based methodology for capturing and analyzing the evolving views of the auto-buying public regarding the relevance of traditional automotive dealerships in the vehicle-buying process.

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April 25th,  2022 Article

Introducing the Urban Science Dealership Transformation Index

Urban Science® has teamed up with the Harris Poll to conduct ongoing, comprehensive research on the state of the automotive industry through the eyes of dealers and auto buyers. This page includes ongoing highlights of our findings.

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April 25th,  2022 Article

Introducing the Urban Science Dealership Transformation Index

Urban Science® has teamed up with the Harris Poll to conduct ongoing, comprehensive research on the state of the automotive industry through the eyes of dealers and auto buyers. This page includes ongoing highlights of our findings.

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April 12th,  2022 Case Study

Capturing opportunity and demand in a lean inventory market

Urban Science Data and efficient marketing campaign using off-lease consumer data drives positive returns for dealers during lean inventory environment.

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April 12th,  2022 Case Study

Capturing opportunity and demand in a lean inventory market

Urban Science Data and efficient marketing campaign using off-lease consumer data drives positive returns for dealers during lean inventory environment.

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March 21st,  2022 Press Release

Car Wars and Urban Science Team Up to Help Dealers Understand Defections and Motivate Qualified Leads

Car Wars has collaborated with Urban Science to bring dealers three game-changing offerings to turn every lost sale into an opportunity for improvement: SalesAlert, TrafficView, and AutoHook.

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March 21st,  2022 Press Release

Car Wars and Urban Science Team Up to Help Dealers Understand Defections and Motivate Qualified Leads

Car Wars has collaborated with Urban Science to bring dealers three game-changing offerings to turn every lost sale into an opportunity for improvement: SalesAlert, TrafficView, and AutoHook.

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February 22nd,  2022 Article

Urban Science gifts additional $26,000 to WSU to fund National Society of Black Engineers endowed scholarships

Detroit-based automotive consultancy and technology firm has contributed more than $50,000 to endowment fund to date; gifts are helping to narrow the diversity gap in STEM careers, will create a […]

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February 22nd,  2022 Article

Urban Science gifts additional $26,000 to WSU to fund National Society of Black Engineers endowed scholarships

Detroit-based automotive consultancy and technology firm has contributed more than $50,000 to endowment fund to date; gifts are helping to narrow the diversity gap in STEM careers, will create a […]

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February 17th,  2022 Press Release

U.S. auto dealership network store count, profits increase despite inventory challenges in 2021

While pandemic-driven consumer behavior shifts and profitability increases enhanced short-term margins, Urban Science warns auto manufacturers to remain focused on right-sizing networks for long-term success. DETROIT, February 17, 2022 – […]

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February 17th,  2022 Press Release

U.S. auto dealership network store count, profits increase despite inventory challenges in 2021

While pandemic-driven consumer behavior shifts and profitability increases enhanced short-term margins, Urban Science warns auto manufacturers to remain focused on right-sizing networks for long-term success. DETROIT, February 17, 2022 – […]

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February 11th,  2022 Press Release

Shanghai-based Urban Scientists reflect, celebrate during Chinese New Year celebration

At Urban Science, it’s no secret our strength lies in our people. We’re a community of uniquely different, curious and creative problem solvers who use our diverse range of backgrounds […]

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February 11th,  2022 Press Release

Shanghai-based Urban Scientists reflect, celebrate during Chinese New Year celebration

At Urban Science, it’s no secret our strength lies in our people. We’re a community of uniquely different, curious and creative problem solvers who use our diverse range of backgrounds […]

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December 6th,  2021 Press Release

Why Focusing on Aftersales Makes Sense Right Now.

With current new-vehicle inventories at record low levels, making the most out of your fixed ops is essential – now more than ever.

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December 6th,  2021 Press Release

Why Focusing on Aftersales Makes Sense Right Now.

With current new-vehicle inventories at record low levels, making the most out of your fixed ops is essential – now more than ever.

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December 6th,  2021 Press Release

Outstanding Recalls: Your Opportunity to Turn a Negative into a Positive for Your Customers.

Reaching out demonstrates concern in three critical ways. Let’s face it: customers consider recalls a hassle. Yet when recalls concern safety-related items, inconvenience needs to take a back seat.

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December 6th,  2021 Press Release

Outstanding Recalls: Your Opportunity to Turn a Negative into a Positive for Your Customers.

Reaching out demonstrates concern in three critical ways. Let’s face it: customers consider recalls a hassle. Yet when recalls concern safety-related items, inconvenience needs to take a back seat.

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December 2nd,  2021 Press Release

Urban Science awards 25 microgrants to nonprofits and charities selected by global team members

At Urban Science, we understand – and deeply appreciate – the contributions nonprofits and charitable organizations make in the communities where our 900+ team members live and do business. From […]

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December 2nd,  2021 Press Release

Urban Science awards 25 microgrants to nonprofits and charities selected by global team members

At Urban Science, we understand – and deeply appreciate – the contributions nonprofits and charitable organizations make in the communities where our 900+ team members live and do business. From […]

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November 17th,  2021 Blog

Urban Science’s Nashville team holds diaper drive to help children, families in need

Urban Scientists in Music City recently put our commitment to community into practice to assist Nashville Diaper Connection (NDC) on its mission to ensure every baby in Davidson County – home to Nashville – has enough diapers to stay clean, dry and healthy. 

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November 17th,  2021 Blog

Urban Science’s Nashville team holds diaper drive to help children, families in need

Urban Scientists in Music City recently put our commitment to community into practice to assist Nashville Diaper Connection (NDC) on its mission to ensure every baby in Davidson County – home to Nashville – has enough diapers to stay clean, dry and healthy. 

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November 11th,  2021 Blog

Detroit-based Urban Scientists team up with Life Remodeled to beautify the Motor City

Earlier this month, more than 30 Urban Scientists who work in our company’s Detroit headquarters came together and rolled up their sleeves to support the Life Remodeled Six-Day Project […]

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November 11th,  2021 Blog

Detroit-based Urban Scientists team up with Life Remodeled to beautify the Motor City

Earlier this month, more than 30 Urban Scientists who work in our company’s Detroit headquarters came together and rolled up their sleeves to support the Life Remodeled Six-Day Project […]

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November 8th,  2021 Blog

Urban Science awards $25,000 to create engineering pathways for metro Detroit girls, diversify STEM fields

Detroit-headquartered company’s expanded commitment to ESD Girls in Engineering Academy marks $50,000 in total support since 2020 
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November 8th,  2021 Blog

Urban Science awards $25,000 to create engineering pathways for metro Detroit girls, diversify STEM fields

Detroit-headquartered company’s expanded commitment to ESD Girls in Engineering Academy marks $50,000 in total support since 2020 
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November 4th,  2021 Blog

Urban Scientists gather to celebrate Diwali, India’s biggest and most important holiday

Detroit-based Urban Scientists recently met up for our company’s annual Diwali celebration lunch organized by our headquarters’ employee committee and our colleagues of Indian heritage.

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November 4th,  2021 Blog

Urban Scientists gather to celebrate Diwali, India’s biggest and most important holiday

Detroit-based Urban Scientists recently met up for our company’s annual Diwali celebration lunch organized by our headquarters’ employee committee and our colleagues of Indian heritage.

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October 20th,  2021 Blog

Urban Science CIO Elizabeth Klee earns top honor from MichiganCIO

We’re proud to announce Elizabeth Klee – our company’s top tech leader – was awarded a MichiganCIO 2021 CIO of the Year ORBIE Award during a recent ceremony […]

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October 20th,  2021 Blog

Urban Science CIO Elizabeth Klee earns top honor from MichiganCIO

We’re proud to announce Elizabeth Klee – our company’s top tech leader – was awarded a MichiganCIO 2021 CIO of the Year ORBIE Award during a recent ceremony […]

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September 21st,  2021 Article

How to Cash In on the EV Trifecta: Interested Consumers, EV Education, and Alternative Retail Formats.

The automotive industry is undergoing revolutionary change driven by a combination of government and regulatory pressures, environmental concerns, and growing consumer sentiment.

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September 21st,  2021 Article

How to Cash In on the EV Trifecta: Interested Consumers, EV Education, and Alternative Retail Formats.

The automotive industry is undergoing revolutionary change driven by a combination of government and regulatory pressures, environmental concerns, and growing consumer sentiment.

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September 10th,  2021 Article

The EV Path to the Electrified Future

As the automotive industry gears up for a shift to electric vehicles, EV momentum is on the upswing, with a record number of almost 100 pure battery electric vehicles set to debut by the end of 2024 […]

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September 10th,  2021 Article

The EV Path to the Electrified Future

As the automotive industry gears up for a shift to electric vehicles, EV momentum is on the upswing, with a record number of almost 100 pure battery electric vehicles set to debut by the end of 2024 […]

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September 1st,  2021 Article

Even Though You’re Moving Nearly All Your Inventory, You Could Still Be Losing Customers. Here’s what to do about it.

In today’s challenging retail automotive market — with low inventory due to chip shortages — and a strong trend of consumer demand for new vehicles, it’s easy for dealers to focus on what they don’t have […]

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September 1st,  2021 Article

Even Though You’re Moving Nearly All Your Inventory, You Could Still Be Losing Customers. Here’s what to do about it.

In today’s challenging retail automotive market — with low inventory due to chip shortages — and a strong trend of consumer demand for new vehicles, it’s easy for dealers to focus on what they don’t have […]

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August 26th,  2021 Article

Vehicle Sales and Profitability: What OEMs Need to Do to Make the Numbers Work

Disruptive forces of urbanisation, digitilisation, sustainability and omni-channel retail sales points were already beginning to seriously impact the automotive landscape pre-pandemic […]

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August 26th,  2021 Article

Vehicle Sales and Profitability: What OEMs Need to Do to Make the Numbers Work

Disruptive forces of urbanisation, digitilisation, sustainability and omni-channel retail sales points were already beginning to seriously impact the automotive landscape pre-pandemic […]

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Inspiring the Next Generation: UK Office Hosts Girls School for STEM-Focused Career Day

At Urban Science, we’re dedicated to making a positive impact in our global communities. And one of the ways we do that is through STEM enrichment programs that create new […]

Urban Science summer internship program meshes legacy, opportunity to drive learning and growth

At Urban Science, our vision is a world in which innovation is powered by science and inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit to invent a better future. As we forge ahead […]

Urban Science named Corporate Partner of the Year by The Engineering Society of Detroit

Urban Science Founder and President Jim Anderson, alongside several Urban Science team members, recently attended The Engineering Society of Detroit’s (ESD) Annual Dinner at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. The […]