‘Collision’ puts an artist’s eye on autobody shops

Frederick Popowich's 'Wall' is part of the photographer's exhibition highlighting collision shops. Photograph by Frederick Popowich.

By Barett Poley Coquitlam, British Columbia — January 4, 2017 — A British Columbia artist and photographer, Fred Popowich, has used his talents to capture something you may see every day, but that is generally unknown to the public. His latest series of photographs is called “Collision,” and it has already been seen by crowds […]

Solera to acquire Autodata

Tony Aquila, CEO of Solera (left) and Rod Williams, CEO of Autodata. Solera has recently announced a definitive agreement to acquire Autodata.

Westlake, Texas — January 4, 2017 — Solera has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Autodata, a provider of technical information and knowledge solutions for the automotive service, maintenance and repair industry. “Throughout a car’s life, there are over 54 transactions that occur between motorists and automotive businesses,” said Tony Aquila, Solera’s founder, Chairman […]

ALI releases updated lifting points guide for 2017

ALI’s revised 2017 lifting points guide includes information on 2017 model year vehicles, as well as a new section on safe lifting suggestions.

Cortland, New York — January 4, 2017 — The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has released the  2017 edition of its guide to vehicle lifting points for frame engaging lifts. According to ALI, the updated guide is a quick-reference single-source manual for lifting point information as recommended by vehicle manufacturers. The 70-page Lifting Point Guide (LP-G) […]

Tim O’Day named President and COO of Boyd Group

Tim O'Day has been appointed as President and COO of the Boyd Group Income Fund. O'Day joined Gerber in 1998 and transitioned to the Boyd Group when Gerber was acquired in 2004.

Winnipeg, Manitoba — January 4, 2017 — Boyd Group Income Fund has appointed Tim O’Day to the positions of President and Chief Operating Officer for the Fund. In his new role, O’Day will have operating responsibility for the entire company, including operations in both the United States and Canada. Concurrent with this change, Brock Bulbuck […]

Hydro and Austin AI to develop automotive aluminum sorting tech

Hydro and Austin AI (AAI) are cooperating to develop technology for sorting automotive aluminum alloys.

Austin, Texas — January 4, 2017 — Hydro and Austin AI (AAI) have signed a cooperative agreement to develop an advanced technology to sort automotive aluminium alloys. This could be a step towards more efficient recycling of manufacturing scraps and vehicles. Hydro, based out of Norway, is an aluminum producer and technology company. Austin AI […]

Online auto design course offers Life Cycle Assessment

Dr. Don Malen of the University of Michigan created the simulation model and teaches the online course.

Peterborough, Ontario — January 4, 2017 — The cars of the future may be a little greener and easier to recycle, thanks to an online workshop offered by WorldAutoSteel. An online course of study offered through steeluniversity.org includes a simulation model that enables participants to enter vehicle design scenarios for quick evaluations of the impacts […]