Tech Talks: AASA tips and tricks on industry trends and new technology

Toronto, Ontario — With new technology being invented every day the automotive aftermarket risks future growth.  Organizers of the 2020 Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Associations (AASA) Technology Conference say they have invited the brightest minds in aftermarket business technology. “With new vehicle technologies come lots of new and changing customer expectations. The automotive aftermarket will need […]

Calling All Cool Cars: GFS accepting virtual car show submissions

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) is accepting submissions for its virtual car show, to be held during its virtual Auto Refinish Summit from Oct. 26 to Oct. 30. By submitting photos of their cool cars, customers will be eligible to win awesome prizes, which will be awarded by industry celebrities, according to GFS.  […]

Uber Charges: Arizona woman found guilty of 2018 self-driving car death

Toronto, Ontario – A Phoenix, Ariz. woman has been charged with negligent homicide as a result of a fatal collision involving her autonomous vehicle while she was driving for Uber. Rafaela Vasquez pleaded not guilty to the charge that has found her to be criminally responsible for the death of 52-year-old Elaine Herzberg from Tempe, […]

Fixing for a Change: Fix Network CEO lays out U.S. road map for new shops

Toronto, Ontario – Fix Network World has shared more details surrounding their big move into the U.S. market with the ProColor Collision brand leading the way. “We’re already in discussions with prospective franchisees that are interested in converting to a ProColor Collision centre,” said Steve Leal, CEO of Fix Network World (a.k.a. Mondofix Inc.). Fix […]

EV/AV Report: September 21, 2020

Toronto, Ontario — Uber is predicted to have an all-electric fleet by 2030 and a zero-emissions fleet by 2040, a 20-year-old British Columbian man was found sleeping and speeding at the wheel of his Tesla, and lastly, Circle K is bringing EV charging stations to North America in this week’s EV/AV Report.  Uber’s next innovation  […]

Righting a Wrong: New emissions fund to support climate research

Toronto, Ontario – The federal government announced a new fund on Thursday with the goal of curbing emissions, with a large part of the cash coming from a fine paid by Volkswagen in January. The $206 million “Climate Action and Awareness Fund” will be used to support climate science and research on top of an […]

Cyber Sense: Cybersecurity expert warns of hacking threats in the auto industry

Toronto, Ontario – As more and more cars on the road become interconnected via the internet, one of Canada’s leading cybersecurity experts is warning consumers of “a huge transformation” currently underway in the automotive world. In an interview for Automotive News Canada, the CEO of Windsor-based automotive cybersecurity firm Vehiqilla, A.J. Khan laid out some […]

OE Repair Information: Are we doing enough?

By Ben Hart Here we are in 2020; an industry that has endured many challenges as we have progressed over the last decade. I’d like to think that we are all performing better and safer repairs today; though, I am constantly hearing similar rhetoric from numerous shops, vendors, insurance companies and training providers (myself included) […]

Tactile Traffic: BMW cars to use new software to ‘feel’ road conditions 

Toronto, Ontario — Tactile Mobility and BMW have announced that software from Israel’s Tactile Mobility will be included in BMW’s next generation of vehicles beginning in 2021.  The idea behind the collaboration is to equip vehicles with the ability to analyze the road surface attributes under their tires, enabling detection of road conditions.  Tactile Mobility […]