Achieving Automation: ‘The world of AVs is clearly upon us,’ says insurance VP

Toronto, Ontario — With autonomous vehicle (AV) initiatives in Ontario going from a sci-fi pipe dream to receiving millions in government investment dollars in only a few years, Vice President of personal insurance at Travelers Insurance, Caleb Earnest declared that “The world of AVs is clearly upon us”, during a webinar on Tuesday. As part […]

Vive le Verdict: Quebec estimator sees ‘total victory’ following insurer complaint

Trois-Rivières, Quebec — Trois-Rivières, Quebec-based estimator Stéphane Lachance can breathe a sigh of relief after a lengthy deliberation process regarding a complaint Intact Insurance filed against him last year. On September 14, the Mouvement Carrosiers Quebec (MCQ) announced a “total victory” for Lachance, who had recently seen his Certificate of Qualification revoked by the Groupements […]

Collision Cure: PPG launches ONECHOICE® SU1280 UV-Cured Primer Surfacer

Toronto, Ontario — PPG has launched the ONECHOICE® SU1280 UV-Cured Primer Surfacer for Canadian and U.S. automotive refinish markets. This latest offering from the international automotive paint supplier is available in a spray-gun-applied quart and uses advanced UV-cure coating technology that can be sanded just two minutes after application. Compatible with all PPG topcoats, PPG […]

Building the Board: Simplicity Car Care announces Advisory Board, names two members

Toronto, Ontario — Simplicity Car Care has announced the addition of its newly-appointed advisory board, along with its first two members: Bill Brower, who currently serves as vice president and head of auto claims strategy for a leading data and analytics provider, and Dan Cockerell, former vice president of Walt Disney Resort’s Magic Kingdom. According […]