Consumers receptive to self-driving cars: Study

A new consumer study published by BNP Paribas indicates that more than half of the people surveyed indicate they would be interested in purchasing a self-driving car.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — December 21, 2015 — A new study from a French investment bank finds that drivers seem amenable to giving up the reins when it comes to driving. The emergence of automated vehicles will lead to reduced injuries and better vehicle care, and so will be welcomed by consumers, or […]

Autorobot launches SmartPuller system

The new Smartpuller from Autorobot is available in Basic (left) and Silver versions.

By Mike Davey Helsinki, Finland — December 21, 2015 — Autorobot has released a new dent pulling system called SmartPuller. According to Autorobot, what makes the system unique is its ability to straighten almost any area of the vehicle’s body, in any needed direction. This includes front and rear, doors, side structures, roof and corners. […]

Recyclers change lives and communities with Tundra Take-Back

Darrell Pitman of P and G Auto was one of the recycler volunteers for the latest Tundra Take-Back project. He got this tattoo to commemorate the occasion.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — December 21, 2015 — Canada’s auto recyclers started something incredible in 2014 when industry partners banded together to clean up the Arctic and help Nunavut’s Arviat and Gjoa Haven communities establish sustainable models for dealing with hazardous vehicle waste. But they didn’t stop there. The project continued in 2015, […]

Uni-Select acquires distributors in Ontario and BC

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Boucherville, Québec — December 21, 2015 — Uni-Select appears to be on something of an acquisition drive. Collision Repair magazine recently reported on the acquisition of Refinish Solutions through Uni-Select’s subsidiary FinishMaster, and the company has just announced that it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50 percent equity interest of Colwood-Langford Auto Supply and […]