Next Guild 21 call to focus on Toyota training

Agustin Diaz, Collision Training Administrator for Toyota, will serve as the special guest on the upcoming call.

Newport Beach, California — June 5, 2017 — The next Guild 21 Conference Call will focus on Toyota repair training and resources with special guest Agustin Diaz, Collision Training Administrator for Toyota Motor Sales USA. The call takes place Thursday June 8 at 2 p.m. EST. Guild 21 Conference Calls are open to all members […]

Boyd Group expands in Florida

Boyd Group logo.

Winnipeg, Manitoba — June 5, 2017 — The recently announced acquisition of Assured Automotive by the Boyd Group has grabbed its share of headlines, but the consolidator continues to make acquisitions south of the border as well. Most recently, Boyd announced it would open a second collision repair location in St. Augustine, Florida.   For […]

VIDEO: PPG’s ‘Tip of the Technology Iceberg’ OEM panel session

Moderator Bob Medved of PPG (left) leads a panel discussion with representatives of Audi, Toyota, Mazda and Collision Diagnostic Services.

Strongsville, Ohio — June 5, 2017 — The 2017 PPG MVP Conference featured a panel discussion in which representatives from Audi, Toyota, Mazda and Collision Diagnostic Services (asTech) discussed their positions on OEM repair procedures, system diagnostics and recalibration. The gathered experts take deep dive into the hundreds of onboard systems on today’s vehicles, any […]

The Autonomous Report: Jim Hackett to lead Ford into the self-driving era

Jim Hackett, Ford's new President and CEO. Hackett is being billed as the exec who will negotiate the coming self-driving car era.

By Jeff Sanford   Toronto, Ontario — June 5, 2017 — In this week’s Autonomous Report, we look at what Jim Hackett’s ascension to CEO and President of Ford means for the company’s autonomous vehicle (AV) efforts, Intel’s latest study on the coming “Passenger Economy,” why electric cars may not be the “greenest” option and […]