Major automakers commit to making automatic braking a standard feature

People on the observation deck watch as engineers inspect a car after a crash test at the Vehicle Research Center (VRC). The VRC was the site of today's announcement regarding automatic emergency braking.

By Jeff Sanford Ruckersville, Virginia — September 15, 2015 — The US-based National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have announced that ten major vehicle manufacturers have committed to making automatic emergency braking (AEB) a standard feature on all new vehicles built. “We are entering a new era […]

Audatex parent Solera sold to Vista Equity

Solera logo

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — September 15, 2015 — After several weeks of rumours and anticipation the sale of AudaExplore/Audatex parent company Solera has been announced. Vista Equity will pay a mighty $6.5 billion for the company. The deal is not unexpected. Executives at Solera recently voted to award bonus packages to convince executives […]

Alain Masse appointed President of UAP

Alain Masse.

By Jeff Sanford Montreal, Quebec — September 15, 2015 — Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has announced the promotion of Executive Vice President of NAPA Canada, Alain Masse, to the position of President of UAP.  GPC is the parent company of UAP which itself is the owner of NAPA Canada. According to a press release from GPC […]

Boyd’s Kelowna locations hold annual Car Show to benefit YMCA

The Kelowna locations of Boyd Autobody & Glass made a large donation to the YMCA of Okanagan this year, thanks to funds raised by the company's annual Father's Day Car Show.

By Mike Davey Kelowna, British Columbia — September 15, 2015 — The Boyd Autobody & Glass locations in Kelowna, BC, have made a major donation to the YMCA of Okanagan, thanks to proceeds from this year’s Father’s Day Car Show. The donation of $11,124 will go to benefit local children who are living in financial […]