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We believe precise data reduces risk.

We exist to provide data and insights that allow you to make intelligent decisions every day.

Powering the automotive industry since 1961

1955

Black Book founded and books are sold out of a car

1962

Entered into partnership with William Ward Publishing who licensed Black Book trademark for use in Canada, which later became the preeminent source for vehicle values in Canada

1980

Bought by Hearst as part of United Technical Publication

1996

Launched Black Book Express - CD product for used car valuations

2001

First version of Web Services released

2004

Launched our first mobile product, Palm Pilot app

2010

First iPhone and Android apps released

2013

Web API released

2019

Retail Listings added

2021

Enhanced Vehicle Matching released

Our approach is what makes us different.

Precise data + Actionable insights = Intelligent Decisions

  • Precise data comes from combining advanced capabilities of our data scientists with industry expertise of our automotive analysts
  • More data than ever from more sources than anyone else
  • Flexible solutions that provide insights to make a difference for your business

That’s why we understand the factors that go into your decision-making and the impact they can have on your business better than anyone else.