Busted Bronco: NHTSA recalls 553 2021 Ford Broncos for airbag defect

Toronto, Ontario — The Ford Bronco is finally back in the OEM’s lineup and has already hit its first roadblock, as the NHTSA has launched a recall on the 2021 model’s airbags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched the recall in response to reports of the 2021 Ford Bronco’s passenger-side airbag deploying prematurely. The […]

The People v. Parked Cars: Car flipped, stripped during party in Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario — Not to be outdone by the kids down at McMaster, post-Panda Game festivities got out of hand in Ottawa over the weekend, as University of Ottawa and Carleton University students called Mac’s flipped car, and raised it with a flipped car—tastefully doorless. Checkmate Marauders. Ottawa police have already charged three people in […]

Finding the ‘Sweet Spot’: Customers still crave human interaction in claims 

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Despite the uptick in virtual claims amid the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers still crave human interaction in their claims interactions, according to an April 2021 report from LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “No matter how great the technology is, consumers still want human touch when they need it,” reads the company’s whitepaper. “Consumers appreciate the […]

Pull Out Your Coloured Pencils: Toyota Dream Car Contest now accepting entries

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Do you have a larger-than-life automobile design bouncing around in your brain? Well, if you’re under the age of 15⁠—or know someone under the age of 15⁠—you’ll want to know about Toyota’s Dream Car Art Contest. Over the past few years, Toyota’s Dream Car Art Contest has evolved from a colourful visual […]

EV/AV Report: October 11, 2021

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, ABB breaks ground with its new Terra 360 charger, an Ontario university receives an AV cybersecurity investment and General Motors announces a new self-driving platform. ABB Flexing Electric mobility developer ABB has launched the Terra 360, a new EV charger that reportedly can charge […]

Tuesday Ticker: October 12, 2021

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— This week, Magna may have an opportunity to pick up Qualcomm’s leftovers from the Veoneer acquisition; an Ontario-based battery maker lands a unique deal to break ground in Quebec; while Tesla CEO Elon Musk announces a new home for the EV brand. More opportunities for Magna Magna International may have missed out […]

Technical Talks: October 21 CIECAST to focus on second standards release of 2021

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— CIECA’s second standards release of the year, the 2021R2, will be available to members on October 20, and will be followed by a webinar on Oct. 21 to go over the standards’ details. As part of CIECA’s Technical Series, the organization will host a webinar about the 2021R2 on October 21, 2021, […]

Robotic Results: BMW robot-applied paint repairable by humans

Munich, Germany — BMW recently announced that it was testing new robotically-applied paint technology on some M4 Coupes, but wants to reassure all the flesh-based refinishers out there that the work can still be repaired by puny humans. This new technology from BMW allows the application of several colours and designs to its cars’ bodywork […]