Sky High: Flying cars a reality by 2030 according to Hyundai

Seoul, South Korea – Flying cars will be seen in our cities by 2030, according to Michael Cole, chief executive for European operations at South Korean automaker Hyundai. “Urban air mobility will offer great opportunity to free up congestion in cities, to help with emissions, whether that’s intra-city mobility in the air or whether it’s […]

Can You Believe This?! July 2, 2021

Toronto, Ontario — Witness semi-backed Smart Cars, road rage sponsored by Tim Horton’s, clear job-swaps and much, much more in this week’s edition of Can You Believe This?! clips!

The Brink: Ford Oakville halts Edge production due to microchip shortage

Oakville, Ontario — Ford Motor is exponentially cutting back vehicle production in July because of microchip shortage. The cuts to vehicle production will impact eight plants for various amounts of time, including the Oakville Assembly Complex in Ontario, which will not produce the Ford Edge for three weeks starting on July 19.  AlixPartners, a consulting […]

Spotlight for Suppliers: GM recognizes top suppliers with 29th annual awards

Toronto, Ontario — General Motors has recognized its top global partners through its 29th annual Supplier of the Year awards. Recipients of the Supplier of the Year award include 122 suppliers representing 16 countries, with more than a dozen first-time winners. Additionally, 26 companies representing eight countries earned GM’s coveted Overdrive Award. The Supplier of the […]

In Case of Emergency: OPS unveils new app to help customers after a collision

Toronto, Ontario — Overall Parts Solutions (OPS) has released a new app that helps customers through the proper steps to take after a collision. The leader in automotive software solutions introduced the app CrashPal, which is available for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, FIAT, and ALFA ROMEO mobile apps. CrashPal is designed to give drivers an […]

Goodbye, Gas: Canadian government banning all new gas-powered car sales by 2035

Ottawa, Ontario — The Canadian federal government has announced it will ban sales of all new gas-powered cars by 2035. How Canada will plan to reach this ambitious goal is not currently disclosed at this time, but Transport Minister Omar Alghabra says the Federal government will do whatever it takes to pave the way for […]

Hot and Dangerous: Windows shatter amid Vancouver Island heat wave

Victoria, B.C. — The heat wave that swept through Canada’s West Coast not only shattered temperature records, but also the windows of cars and homes.  According to CTV News Vancouver Island, Thomas McKenna, a Comox Valley resident said amid the Vancouver Island heatwave a window in his vehicle was splintered.  He had parked his car […]

Turning Point: New SGI accreditation requirements go into effect July 1

Regina, Saskatchewan — Wednesday, July 1 officially marks the deadline for Saskatchewan collision shops to meet SGI’s new accreditation requirements, part of the province’s Safe and Quality Auto Repair Program (SQARP). Citing “industry fuel efficiency targets and advancements in vehicle automation” as driving factors for updating the collision industry’s accreditation requirements, SGI (Saskatchewan Government Insurance) […]