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Carvana's tallest car vending machine yet opens in midtown Atlanta

Carvana's flagship vending machine has opened in midtown Atlanta.

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Its flagship has been born. Situated alongside the I-75/85 Connnector in Atlanta's trending Midtown neighborhood is Carvana's newest car vending machine, the tallest it has constructed yet. It stands 12 stories high and has a 43-vehicle capacity.

In time for its debut, Carvana filled the machine with brightly colored models, which stand out amongst the red and painted brick facades of buildings adjacent to it. Customers aren't limited to those models. They are able to choose from more than 20,000 vehicles via Carvana.com and take care of the finance, purchase, trade in, and schedule as-soon-as-next-day pick up there too.

Carvana Customers can buy and sell their vehicles via Caravan in a paperless process. Photo courtesy of Carvana

The entire process is social distancing-friendly. Customers who choose Car Vending Machine pickup can set an appointment by selecting a day and time convenient for them. When they arrive, they will be the only customer inside the Car Vending Machine, will be greeted by a Customer Advocate, and receive a commemorative Carvana coin to activate the automated vending process.

As more and more buyers turned online for vehicle purchases when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, used car retailer Carvana (NYSE: CVNA) has s reaped the rewards. Q3 revenue was up 40 percent year over year and income was up more than 76 percent. On March 20, the company's stock was priced at $29.35 per share. Today, the value per share is $221.59.

When buyers purchase their next vehicle through Carvana's all-digital service, they also get a seven-day return policy , which allows them to drive the vehicle for a week to make sure it's truly a good fit.

All vehicles sold by Carvana must pass a 150-point inspection, have never been in a reported accident, and have no frame damage. Features, imperfections and updated information about open safety recalls are listed on every car's vehicle description page on the auto seller's website.

Customers can also sell their current vehicle to Carvana and receive an offer in just minutes—even without purchasing a vehicle.

Can't make it to the car vending machine in Atlanta? Carvana also has machines in Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Maryland, Arizona, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and California.

The Atlanta Car Vending Machine is located at 166 16th Street NW. Location hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET. Vehicle pickup at any of Carvana's Car Vending Machines is free for all Carvana customers.

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New Amazon Fire TV for Auto technology is debuting in the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.

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The Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are set to be unveiled soon. Ahead of those debuts, Jeep has announced that those vehicles will be the first in the industry to integrate Amazon Fire TV for Auto.

Amazon Fire TV for Auto will give Wagoneer family occupants access to their favorite shows, movies, apps, unique vehicle features, and Alexa. It will communicate directly with the SUV's Uconnect 5 infotainment operating system. Just like in other Amazon devices, content syncs with an existing Amazon account. This means that customers will be able to pause a show in their home and seamlessly continue watching once they get into their vehicle.

"The all-new 2022 model-year Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are designed and engineered to set a new standard for American premium in the large SUV segment," said Christian Meunier, Jeep® Brand Chief Executive Officer - Stellantis. "Launching Fire TV for Auto as an industry-first technology to the Wagoneer lineup illustrates one of the many ways we intend to deliver class-leading technology and connectivity to our customers."

Amazon The screen for Amazon Fire TV for Auto looks very similar to what you'd see on a TV at your home.Photo courtesy of Stellantis

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Fire TV for Auto builds on the Fire TV experience that exists today with unique features that include:

  • Passengers can view Fire TV in high definition from the rear seats and the front passenger screen (a privacy filter disables driver viewing). When the vehicle is in park, the driver also can view Fire TV on the main Uconnect 5 screen
  • Touchscreen controls and support for compatible content can be downloaded on trips where wireless service is limited or to save on data
  • A Fire TV for Auto-specific remote provides control of the experience and includes push-to-talk access to Alexa, making it easy to find and quickly play shows
  • The remote includes a button that connects Fire TV with the new Uconnect 5 system for control of vehicle features, such as climate, maps and more

"We reimagined Fire TV for the automobile with a purpose-built experience that delivers the best in entertainment, anywhere you go," said Sandeep Gupta, Vice President and General Manager of Amazon Fire TV. "With Fire TV built in, customers can stream their favorite shows, see if they left the lights on at home with Alexa, and take advantage of unique controls through the Uconnect system."

Fire TV for Auto will be packaged with other connected services and made available in fall 2021 in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

This isn't the first time a Stellantis company has been on the cutting edge of in-vehicle tech. Jeep's stablemate, Ram, was the first to integrate SiriusXM 360L into a vehicle, its 2019 Ram 1500.

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Dodge-branded merchandise is now on sale on Amazon.

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Dodge enthusiasts, your Super Bee PopSockets are waiting! The Dodge Store by Amazon is now open giving buyers the opportunity to shop from hundreds of options for authentic licensed gear and merchandise.

"Opening our Dodge storefront on Amazon offers our enthusiasts a dedicated, branded, consumer experience where they can shop for their favorite gear and merchandise across multiple categories through a familiar and user-friendly online experience," said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Brand and Interim Chrysler Brand Chief Executive Officer - Stellantis. "The Dodge brand featured collections also allow our most devoted fans to shop a range of products to align with a wide range of passions, including Brotherhood of Muscle, '70s Collection and Vintage Garage."

A The Dodge Store is open for business on Amazon.Photo courtesy of Stellantis

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The shop is divided into several categories: New Arrivals, Best Sellers, Featured Collections, Apparel, and Gear. Among the items currently for sale are t-shirts, keychains, water bottles, hats, playing cards, dog collars, and iPhone cases. There are also puzzles, games, remote controlled cars, and "Fast & Furious"-related items.

Buyers are able to shop, add to their cart, and check out the items in traditional Amazon fashion.

Dodge isn't the only automaker with an Amazon storefront. Ford has partnered with Helm to create an Amazon store dedicated to Bronco gear.

Amazon recently teamed up with Mitsubishi to debut the 2022 Outlander, a first-of-its-kind event.

Dodge's fellow Stellantis brand Mopar is selling its Level 2 wall charger on Amazon.

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