EV/AV Report: May 25, 2021

Toronto, Ontario — In this weeks EV/AV report, Ford patents technology that would use exterior cameras to read billboard ads and display them on interior display screens. Lexus hits a milestone of 2 million global sales of electrified vehicles, and Joe Biden takes the new Ford F-150 Lightning for a spin.  Ford’s New Ad Patent […]

Fisker Finds A Friend: Apple car collaboration could be incoming

Manhattan Beach, California — The manufacturing company that has been making your iPhone for over a decade is in line to make your car too.  Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer signed a deal with Fisker to begin making electronic vehicles in 2023.  The exact location of the new U.S plant has yet to […]

Vax Pass: B.C. gov. announces three hours paid time off for worker vaccines

Victoria, British Columbia — An update to the Employment Standards Act announced on Monday will allow British Columbians up to three hours of paid leave for COVID-19 vaccine appointments, in an effort by the province to ensure that no wages are lost for employees looking to get in line. “We know that many workers can’t […]

Wednesday Wisdom: Cris Hollingsworth, President of Repairify (asTech)

Toronto, Ontario — Whether it be as rudimentary as a backup camera or tire pressure gauges, or as complicated as a fully self-driving platform, ADAS components can be found in nearly every vehicle on the road today, and they aren’t getting any less complicated. Companies like asTech help provide shops with the tools and documentation […]

All Aboard: Nissan Murano earns Top Safety Pick+

Toronto, Ontario — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awards 2021 Nissan Murano the Top Safety Pick+ designation. Nissan Murano is the fourth Nissan model to be awarded IIHS’s Top Safety Pick+ after Nissan Rogue, Maxima and Altima. All four models feature Nissan Safety Shield 360 as standard equipment. The 2021 Nissan Murano earned […]

WIN for All: Women’s Industry Network launches updated website

Toronto, Ontario – The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) has upgraded its website in order to reach a larger audience. With this upgrade, the website will be more accessible and easier to navigate for visitors. The visuals of the site were also been updated to make it easier to navigate for the visitors. “The new website’s […]

Mitchell’s Musings: Q1 trends report says automated claims handling on the rise

San Diego, California — COVID-19 has sent the automotive claims process digital, with the majority of insurance carriers adopting virtual claims processes in the last year, says Mitchell International’s latest industry trends report. According to Mitchell’s report and data and analytics company LexisNexis Risk Solutions, 95 percent of auto insurance carriers are embracing virtual claims […]

AIA Asks: Industry feedback wanted on DCM to strip paint in autobody sector

Ottawa, Ontario — AIA Canada has received a request for information from Environment and Climate Change Canada to determine if the current risk management strategy for dichloromethane (DCM), a substance used to strip paint, is sufficient or if new measures should be considered.  When the government investigates a substance’s risk-management strategy, the industry must provide […]