Motive Retail Helps Scott Systems’ MAXXTRAXX Become the First SMS to Fully Integrate with FordParts.com

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Motive Retail, global systems integrator, announced today that MAXXTRAXX by Scott Systems will be the first shop management system (SMS) to fully integrate with FordParts.com, thanks to help from their integration platform, Motive Integrator eXchange (MIX). Now, MAXXTRAXX system users can look-up parts directly from the FordParts.com catalog, see their preferred dealer inventory levels […]

Mazda Selects Telenav as Navigation Partner in Europe, Australia, And New Zealand

Mazda will leverage Telenav’s award winning navigation engine and cloud search to deliver a delightful in-vehicle navigation experience to its customers SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Telenav–Telenav, Inc., a leading provider of connected-car and location-based services, proudly announces that the Mazda Motor Corporation has chosen Telenav’s Navigation SDK and Cloud Search products for its in-vehicle navigation in […]

SkyWater to Provide Foundry Service for new NIST and Google Partnership to Create Supply of Chips for Researchers and Tech Startups

Appoints Brian Lenihan vice president of government relations to build upon SkyWater’s strategic initiatives in support of the CHIPS Act BLOOMINGTON, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SkyWater Technology (NASDAQ: SKYT), the trusted technology realization partner, today announced it will manufacture chips that researchers can use to develop new nanotechnology and semiconductor devices through a cooperative research and development agreement […]

SYSTECH Is Seeking a Working Partner in the U.S.A.

NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–System & Technology Corp., (SYSTECH), a market-leading brand of fleet management and GPS tracker in the world, is actively looking for partnership to enter the market in the U.S.A. According to the General Manager of SYSTECH, Michael Lan, in the global market of fleet management and GPS tracker, SYSTECH is the […]

INSURANCE NEWS

INTACT IMPACT Intact Insurance’s personal auto insurance claims grew by 28 percent in Q2 2022, though its CEO Charles Brindamour say the gains are more than just “pricing-driven.” “Equally important is how we manage claims and our supply chain,” the CEO referenced during Intact’s Q2 2022 earnings call. The insurer tours relations with collision repairers […]

BUSINESS NEWS

HEAD ABOVE WATER One in six small business owners are considering going out of business, according to a report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The CFIB’s report, released on August 11, says official small business bankruptcy numbers have been “steadily increasing since the beginning of the year and are currently at a […]

INDUSTRY NEWS

TO EACH THEIR OWN A deep dive into the consolidation trends of the collision repair industry published by the Financial Post on August 25 offered scathing criticism of the business practices of insurers in the auto repair space, and solutions. Titled “Self-preferencing is cannibalizing Canada’s autorepair industry,” Vass Bednar, head of McMaster University’s Public Policy […]

THE AUTEL IA900WA – THE POWER OF ONE

THE SEPTEMBER DEADLINE FOR AUTOMAKERS TO HAVE CITY-SPEED AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB) ON 95 PERCENT OF THEIR NEW VEHICLES IS LOOMING. TWELVE BRANDS—AUDI, BMW, FORD/LINCOLN, HONDA/ACURA, HYUNDAI/GENESIS, MAZDA, MERCEDES-BENZ, SUBARU, TESLA, TOYOTA/LEXUS, VOLKSWAGEN, AND VOLVO—HAVE ALREADY MET THAT VOLUNTARY GOAL. If the remaining eight brands meet the mark, more than 99 percent of all new […]

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

ERIC MARSHALL | GENESIS MOTORS CANADA Eric Marshall took over as director of Genesis Motors Canada on September 1st, as Lawrence Hamilton transitions out of the role. Marshall will be responsible for all aspects of Genesis’ Canadian operations. Marshall has worked with Hyundai Canada since 2015 as product manager, transitioning to Genesis in 2016 alongside […]

Can You Believe This?! September 16, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — Another work week will soon be behind us—why not speed up your path to the weekend by watching Collision Repair mag’s weekly Can You Believe This?! video. This week’s wacky clip features live edge bumpers from Mazda; big fat tires with zero traces of traction; fuzz-finished Beetles and much, much more!