Google self-driving car causes accident

Google's self-driving vehicles have been involved in accidents before, but this marks the first time that Google has admitted its vehicle was at fault.

By Mike Davey Mountain View, California — March 2, 2016 — It finally happened. One of Google’s self-driving cars has actually caused a crash. It’s been known for months now that the company’s autonomous vehicles have been involved in accidents, but this is the first time that the self-driving vehicle could reasonably be said to […]

Boyd Group expands in Florida

Boyd Group logo

Winnipeg, Manitoba — March 2, 2016 — The Boyd Group is expanding again, this time in Punta Gorda, Florida. Punta Gorda is about 23 miles north of Fort Myers and about a two-hour drive south of Tampa. The new collision centre is located on US Highway 41 linking Tampa and Miami and is close to […]

3M partners with Festool for comprehensive surface prep and finishing system

3M and Festool logos.

St. Paul, Minnesota — March 2, 2016 — 3M Company and TTS Tooltechnic Systems, maker of Festool brand products, have announced a strategic collaboration to provide repairers a new and comprehensive surface preparation and finishing system. The collaboration brings together 3M’s abrasives, global sales and distribution capabilities with Festool-branded power tools, dust extraction technologies and […]

Inside View: Michael Macaluso and Jose Costa on the new CARSTAR North America

Jose Costa of Driven Brands and Michael Macaluso, newly-minted President of CARSTAR North America.

By Jeff Sanford Hamilton, Ontario — March 2, 2016 — A massive merger, two cultures coming together and a remarkably swift series of moves at the parent company have resulted in Canadian executive, Michael Macaluso, heading up the CARSTAR organization across North America. Dan Young, President of CARSTAR US, stepped down recently and left the […]