SATA auctions 150 Spray Gun for charity at CCIF Toronto

Members of the SATA team at CCIF Toronto, 2018. From left: Jason Couillard, Business Development Specialist; John Turner, General Manager; Brian Rigo, Warehouse Manager; April Chadwick, Marketing Specialist; Bob Wills, Business Development Specialist.

Toronto, Ontario — February 1, 2018 — SATA Canada auctioned the first manufactured SATAjet Canada 150 special edition spray gun at CCIF Toronto in an effort to raise funds for autism research. The SATAjet Canada 150 was created to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Only 150 individually numbered spray guns were produced. “The SATAjet Canada 150 […]

Save the dates: the AIA releases an events list for 2018

AIA Canada releases a list of dates for 2018.

Toronto, Ontario — February 2, 2018 – The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA)  has released a list of dates and locations for the association’s 2018 events. The association’s year will kick off with an opening conference and a knowledge exchange forum to be held on March 28th at the Bellagio Event Centre in Toronto, […]

Friday fun: code orange in Sevile, cash crashes in Illinois and much, much more!

Seville police were perplexed after pulling over two cars and a truck filled with oranges.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — February 2, 2018 — In today’s Friday Fun: a collision sends cash across a highway, Canadian actuaries confirm weird weather, Australian auto recyclers demand action, and much, much more. -On Tuesday, a black passenger car struck a guardrail, spun out of control and then hit a flatbed trailer in […]

B.C.’s financial dumpster fire: NDP clarifies ICBC response

ICBC will raise its rates by $400-per-head in order to cover the $1.3 billion loss last year.

By CRM Staff Vancouver, British Columbia — February 1, 2018 — The recently installed NDP government has ruled out the possibility of passing legislation on no-fault insurance in the province and will ignore calls for a liberalizing of the province’s auto insurance sector. When provincial Attorney General David Eby spoke about revelations that B.C.’s ICBC […]

Deflated Pride: Airbag problem has Toyota recall half-a-million vehicles

The Canadian vehicles being recalled include the 2016 Lexus RX, Prius and both the 2015 and 2016 Lexus NX models.

Toronto, Ontario — February 2, 2018 — Japanese auto manufacturer Toyota has announced a recall of more than half-a-million vehicles, including about 4,500 Canadian cars, in order to fix a problem preventing airbags from triggering in some crashes.   The Canadian vehicles being recalled include the 2016 Lexus RX, Prius and both the 2015 and […]

3M launches travelling interactive experience on road infrastructure technologies

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — January 31, 2018 — 3M’s Transportation Safety Division is launching a North American Roadshow that will travel to 50 locations throughout the United States and Canada showcasing the latest 3M road safety technology and innovation. 3M has designed a custom 53’ tractor trailer that will offer interactive experiences that […]

BMW, Daimler tied to study forcing monkeys to inhale car fumes

A group of java monkeys were exposed to diesel emissions from a Volkswagen beetle for four hours while another group was exposed to emissions from a Ford pickup truck.

By CRM Staff Wolfsburg, Germany — January 31, 2018 — The Volkswagen Group is once again in hot water after reports emerged that Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen knowingly took part in diesel inhalation experiments on monkeys. Java monkeys were situated in airtight chambers breathing in various types of exhaust fumes at an isolated testing facility in […]

Privatize or Pay: The Insurance Bureau of Canada calls for privatization in B.C.

The Insurance Bureau of Canada has released a report calling for the privatization of B.C.'s auto insurance market

By Gideon Scanlon   Vancouver, British Columbia — February 1, 2018 — In response to news that B.C.’s public auto insurer ended 2017 with a $1.3 billion loss, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has released a report calling for more privatization in the B.C. auto  insurance business – effectively calling for an end to […]