Wejo, a Global Leader in Connected Vehicle Data, to List Publicly in the U.S. Through a Business Combination with Virtuoso Acquisition Corp.

Transaction Positions Wejo to Continue Building the Industry Standard within the Connected Vehicle Ecosystem  Wejo uses connected vehicle data to revolutionize the way people live, work and travel Wejo provides the capability to connect directly to integrated vehicle manufacturer sensors, enabling live insight and analytics for customers and auto manufacturer partners Transaction anchored by key […]

You’ve Got Mail: Canada Drives launches online car shopping and delivery platform

Toronto, Ontario — Canada Drives, Canadas largest 100 percent online car shopping and to-your-door delivery platform announced it’s national launch today. Canadians in BC and Ontario can now browse, purchase and have a used car delivered right to their doorstep – they might even expect same day delivery. Founded in 2010, Canada Drives has helped […]

Toyota Takes a Stand: OEM announces support for Canadian Race Relations Foundation

Toronto, Ontario — Toyota Canada is providing financial support for two Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) initiatives seeking to engage Canadians in an important national dialogue about racism in our communities. The #BlockHate Campaign was developed by CRRF and YWCA Canada to highlight the consequences of online hate and share the stories of young Canadian […]

The Gecko Gets Thinkin’: GEICO to use Tractable AI in estimates

Maryland, U.S. ⁠— Geico⁠—the no. 2 auto insurer in the United States⁠—will use Tractable AI Review photo estimating to re-check estimates, according to a press release from Tractable. “GEICO customers know us for our speed of service and value,” GEICO CEO Todd Combs said in a statement Wednesday. “Tractable’s artificial intelligence solution delivers both, helping […]

Too Hot to Handle: Ford says to keep EV batteries far from paint booths hotter than 60 C

Toronto, Ontario — Ford recently warned the collision repair industry about the dangers of exposing electric vehicle batteries to excessively high temperatures, specifically referencing those found in some body shops’ paint booths.   According to Ford’s latest On Target newsletter, excessive heat can damage high-voltage batteries (HVB) and high-voltage traction batteries (HVTB) in electric vehicles, hybrid […]

Gone Green: Volvo’s oldest car plant is now completely climate neutral

Gothenburg, Sweden – Volvo’s Torslanda car plant is now completely climate-neutral. Volvo Cars considers a manufacturing site  fully climate-neutral when it registers no net increase in the emission of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere as a result of the electricity and heating used by the plant. To achieve this, the plant has utilized ‘living roof […]

EV/AV Report: May 31, 2021

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s EV/AV report, General Motors takes car-making to a whole other dimension, as it teams up with Lockheed Martin to develop the next generation of lunar vehicles. While, rumours spur that Hyundai is cutting a number of combustion engine cars to make more room for its electric vehicle line-up. Additionally, reservations for […]

Welcome of the Week: ProColor Collision welcomes new location in Beauce, Quebec

Beauce, Quebec — ProColor Saint Joseph-de-Beauce is the newest addition to the ProColor Collision family, with the Canadian brand now offering advanced collision repair services to the thriving communities of Beauce, Quebec. The new ProColor Collision Saint Joseph-de-Beauce is owned by Remi Giguere, who has 33 years of experience in the automotive industry. Giguere and […]