Toronto snowstorm causes a crash every three minutes at peak

Toronto, Ontario — December 15, 2014 — Motorists in the Greater Toronto Area were hit early Thursday morning with the first significant snowfall of the season, with the majority of the snowfall occurring during one of the worst possible times of the day: the morning commute.  Toronto police estimate that there was an average of […]

CCC acquires Actual Systems of America, Pinnacle Professional

Chicago, Illinois — December 15, 2014 — CCC Information Services (CCC) has acquired Actual Systems of America (ASA) and all its assets. The acquisition—which took effect December 10—includes interest in the Pinnacle software solutions, delivering a powerful system for yard management, repair management and parts eCommerce, which helps create better cohesion between recyclers, repairers and […]

Transport Canada reminds Canadians of GM ignition switch recall

Ottawa, Ontario — December 15, 2014 — Transport Canada is reminding owners of any General Motors (GM) vehicles listed in the company’s ignition switch recall to take their vehicles into GM dealers for repairs as soon as possible. Last winter GM recalled 368,073 vehicles in Canada due to the risk that ignition switches in some […]

Valspar announces OEM approvals for DeBeer WaterBase

Minneapolis, Minnesota — December 15, 2014 — Valspar Automotive has announced multiple OEM paint approvals for its DeBeer WaterBase 900+ Series. Ford, General Motors and Chrysler have all recently approved global use of the water base series, giving refinishers a new option when completing warranty work. “Valspar Automotive is dedicated to offering the best in […]

CCIF opens 2015 Maple Leaf sponsor registration

Ottawa, Canada — December 15, 2014 — The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) has announced that registration to become a 2015 Maple Leaf Supporter is now available online. Maple Leaf sponsorships provide annual opportunities for individuals to make contributions to CCIF, donations which help offset costs associated with the organization’s long term planning, administration, communication […]

Jaguar looks to the future with two new projects

    Jaguar is developing 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen and Follow-Me Ghost Car Navigation to help reduce the pottential for accidents.            Whitley, United Kingdom — December 15, 2014 — Jaguar Land Rover is working to develop technologies that will provide drivers with a 360-degree view of the environment surrounding their […]