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In-car entertainment startup takes a backseat ride to success

From left to right, CEO Rob Flessner, VP of Sales Michael Dillon and CTO Eugene Kurdzesau testing the Vugo experience. | Photo courtesy of Vugo.

May 9, 2017 - 1:08pm

Auto auction chain ABC latest to roll down acquisition lane

Bidders check over cars at Carmel-based XLerate Group’s Charleston, S.C., auto auction | Photo courtesy of XLerate Group

January 31, 2017 - 2:23pm

Warning: INDOT is ramping up collections for highway damage

A motorist could soon receive a big bill for this curled up guardrail on northbound Interstate 69 on Indianapolis’ northeast side. | Photo by Chris O’Malley/Crain’s Indianapolis

January 30, 2017 - 3:56pm

Agricultural applications fuel Indiana's push for autonomous car technology

Mooresville, Indiana-based manufacturer ET Works offers a $9,000 auto-steering option for its Apache sprayer vehicles. | Photo courtesy of ET Works

January 23, 2017 - 2:43pm

Collision course: Competition heats up in Indy-area auto auction market

Cars roll down the lane of Indianapolis-based XLerate’s Charleston Auto Auction, located in South Carolina. XLerate bought three auctions this year and is looking for more. | Photo courtesy of XLerate

December 8, 2016 - 12:08pm

Innovation of the Week: Tesla tries to raise the solar roof

A house with Tesla's solar roof tiles installed | Photo from Tesla Motors

November 1, 2016 - 7:47pm

Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

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