Prime Time Shuttle and Opoli Announce Customer Experience Enhancements

Opoli awarded approval by Los Angeles World Airports for on-site customer support at LAX LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Seamless customer experience Both companies have recently completed initiatives to improve the customer experience and make life easier for its network of independent drivers and licensed commercial drivers. Improvements include the launch of the companies’ proprietary auto-dispatch technology […]

Industry Veterans Launch InsurTech Modives, Close $3M Seed Round

Life Event Platform Automates Insurance Verification for Property Management, Auto Dealerships CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– “One of the pain points for both selling cars and renting properties is that verifying insurance takes too long and is cumbersome, which negatively impacts the customer experience,” CEO and Co-Founder Frederick Waite said. “It’s an important—and legally required—step before a […]

Seven Automakers Unite to Create a Leading High-Powered Charging Network Across North America

Seven major global automakers – BMW Group, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz Group, Stellantis NV – will create an unprecedented new charging network joint venture that will significantly expand access to high-powered charging in North America Targeting to install at least 30,000 high-powered charge points in urban and highway locations to ensure customers can […]

WD-40® Brand Launches WD-40 Precision Pen

The Original WD-40 Formula, now in a Convenient, Portable Pen Design SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the same spirit of perseverance, innovation, and tenacity for solving tough challenges that led to the creation of WD-40® Multi-Use Product nearly 70 years ago, WD-40® Brand introduces its newest product innovation — the WD-40® Precision Pen. The WD-40 Precision Pen […]

Tekion Acquires Five64, Interstate and State Vehicle Registration Solutions Provider

Strategic acquisition breaks barriers for car retailers to sell to out-of-state buyers more easily and securely. PLEASANTON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tekion, innovator of the first cloud-native platform serving the entire automotive retail ecosystem, today announced its newest acquisition of interstate and state vehicle registration solution provider, Five64. This acquisition will help dealers, OEMs and industry channel partners […]

Trouble at Sea: Cargo ship containing 3,000 vehicles catches fire on Dutch coast

(Photo by The Netherlands Coastguard) Toronto, Ontario — If you have been waiting on the delivery of a new Mercedes, you may want to check along the Dutch coastline, as reports came in Wednesday that a cargo ship containing nearly 3,000 vehicles caught fire, killing a crew member in the process. The Indian crew of […]

Parts Partners: Toyota to use CCC Promote, allows dealers to offer promo parts pricing

Toronto, Ontario — Toyota is making strides to boost the price appeal of its parts, as the OEM signs on with CCC Intelligent Solutions to integrate the automotive data company’s CCC Promote platform into Toyota and Lexus dealerships. The Promote platform from CCC helps part suppliers offer promotional parts pricing to collision repair shops via […]

You Pour, You Pay: MPI to eliminate third-party coverage for impaired drivers Aug. 1

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Manitoba’s public insurer won’t be cutting a break to impaired drivers anymore, announcing Tuesday that drivers found to be under the influence will no longer be eligible for third-party liability coverage following a collision. Starting Aug. 1, if you drink, drive and crash in Manitoba, you can also add “pay” to that […]

A Different Green: BASF Canada hosts annual golf tournament

Bolton, Ontario — BASF’s industry partners took to a different kind of green on Wednesday, as the company brought all its verticals and valued partners together for a day at Glen Eagle Golf Course. A seasonal fan favourite, this year’s tournament provided the perfect opportunity for participants to showcase their golfing skills while fostering camaraderie […]

Cross-border Co-operation: Ontario, Michigan sign MOU to strengthen EV supply chain

Toronto, Ontario — The cross-border romance between Ontario and Michigan is official, as the two governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Wednesday that is dedicated to a reinforced EV supply chain. Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer held a virtual ceremony Wednesday to sign the MOU, in which the two governments […]