Edmunds opens Detroit office, debuts virtual shopping tools by Sharon Hill in Automotive 11 Sep 2014 Edmunds.com's Lot Buddy and Build & Compare mobile tools, rolling out September 17, were announced at the grand opening of the listing giant's Detroit, Mich. satellite office. These tools are yet more evidence that vehicle buyers are becoming increasingly dependent on their mobile devices to comparison shop and complete transactions. To be introduced as part of the latest rollout of the EThis article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share build & compareedmunds.comLot BuddyLotBuddyMobileSearchStrategy Sharon Hill Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.