FinishMaster crowns HoodMaster 2021 champs Story by MAX REID When you get your car back from the shop, refinished in that dangerous beige you like, the phrase ‘work of art’ might not necessarily always come to mind. Sure, there’s work that goes into making the paint even, and they have to mix it to get […]


Story by ALLISON ROGERS Mercedes-Benz Canada introduces interactive remote support system Have you ever found yourself elbow-deep in a repair job, wishing the solution to your challenges would appear before your very eyes? Well, thanks to Mercedes-Benz Canada, that could soon be a reality for you and your staff. In October, Mercedes-Benz Canada announced the […]


The Tale of Scott Sieppert’s Assent When Scott was about to graduate from High School in 1996, he has his eyes set on becoming a mechanic. But after months of searching for someone to take him on as apprentice, he grew frustrated; and that’s when Ken Friesen stepped in. Ken entered Scott’s life and offered […]


BASF releases 2021-2022 Automotive Colour Trends Collection Story by MAX REID Societal change marked the theme for Asia Pacific’s BASF-dictated colour trends this year. Mobius, Asia Pacific’s key colour for 2022, offers a deep silver-blue hue designed to evoke innovation and “higher levels of understand in our diverse world,” said BASF. China’s key colour—Knowing Ignorance—appears […]

Intel Announces Intent to Take Mobileye Public

Initial public offering builds on Mobileye’s revenue growth and record of innovation and unlocks value for Intel shareholders. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Mobileye is a market leader in driver-assistance and autonomous driving solutions. It expects to deliver over 40% more revenue in 2021 compared with 2020, along with a record 41 new program wins with more than […]

Rivian Sets Date for Release of Third Quarter 2021 Results

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rivian (NASDAQ: RIVN) today announced its third quarter 2021 financial results will be released on December 16, 2021 after market close. Rivian will host an audio webcast to discuss its results and provide a business update at 1:30pm PT / 4:30pm ET the same day. The link to the webcast will be made […]

Ford’s Taylor to Discuss Connected Services Value, Growth At Deutsche Bank’s Dec. 9 Virtual AutoTech Conference

DEARBORN, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stuart Taylor, Ford’s executive director, Enterprise Connectivity, will participate in a fireside chat with autos analyst Emmanuel Rosner at the virtual Deutsche Bank AutoTech Conference at 1:20 p.m. ET on Thursday. Taylor will discuss how the company is delivering on and customers are benefitting from the Ford+ plan to generate value and growth […]

MiX Telematics Announces Increased Stock Repurchase Program

BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MiX Telematics (NYSE: MIXT), a leading global Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) provider of connected fleet management solutions, announced the approval of an increased share repurchase program. Shareholders are advised that the MiX Telematics board of directors (the “Board”) has approved, on December 3, 2021, an increase to the share repurchase program under which the […]

Luminar and Volvo Cars to Host Press Conference at CES 2022

Event will showcase Volvo’s Concept Recharge with Iris lidar integration and present the two companies’ vision for the future of automotive safety and autonomy ORLANDO, Fla–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Luminar Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LAZR), the global leader in automotive lidar hardware and software technology, and global automotive safety leader Volvo Cars, will host a joint press conference at […]

Strategy Analytics: Imaging RADAR Coming to Automotive

Not Just for Autonomous Driving, But Also for Enhancing ADA BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The automotive RADAR market is expected to grow from 63 million sensors worth $3 billion in 2020 to 274 million sensors worth $10 billion by 2028, according to Strategy Analytics. The report by its Autonomous Vehicle Service (AVS) service, “2022: The Year When Imaging […]