New Jersey is one of three states to roll out a program that allows car owners to register a smartphone app that will automatically track their vehicles.
It’s a first for the industry, which has had only a few dozen or so tracking systems in place in recent years.
“This is really a big deal,” said Michael Wessel, president of the National Association of Automotive Retailers.
“It’s really a first step for the car industry, because it means that you don’t have to go through an arm’s length of bureaucracy to track cars.
You can track them.”
Nascar, the sport’s biggest racing league, plans to roll this out statewide in 2021.
That means the company is making a major move toward becoming a major consumer of cars.
“We are building a car industry that is more connected, more connected and connected to the consumer,” said Nascar vice president of technology, Mike Riddick.
“That’s a huge opportunity for us, and we’re excited about it.”
One of the biggest challenges in making this happen was figuring out how to make it easy to register the app with insurance companies.
That was a big challenge for Nascar in recent months.
The car companies didn’t want to spend millions of dollars to get their app on people’s phones.
Nascar started offering the app as a free service to people who register their cars with a third-party company.
That service lets people register cars using the same information they would for any other car transaction.
The insurance companies didn