Baker’s Dozen: CSN Zenetec celebrates 13th OEM certification with Tesla seal

Barrie, Ontario ⁠— CSN Zenetec has achieved Tesla certification, adding a 13th OEM cert to the collision centre’s roster.  Greg Sherman, business development manager at CSN Zenetec, said the facility opted for Tesla OEM certification to bring much-needed service to Tesla owners in the Barrie area. “There was no one available to service Teslas in […]

Peak Week: Daylight Savings Time typically results in higher collision stats

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— Traffic accidents can increase by as much as 23 percent in the week immediately following the start of Daylight Savings Time (DST), according to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). The seasonal increase is largely due to the impact switch to DST has on overall driver responsiveness and fatigue.  […]

Mobile Offices: Honda and Bell Canada to equip new cars with built-in Wi-Fi hotspots

Montreal, Quebec — Bell Canada and Honda have teamed up to ensure that Canadian drivers are never offline when they’re on the road, as the automaker announced Thursday that all new Honda and Acura models will be equipped with built-in Wi-Fi hotspots. “Like many consumers, Honda and Acura customers are looking for more convenient ways […]

Try, Try, Trial Again: ICBC no-fault platform shut down in court by B.C. lawyers

Victoria, British Columbia — Consistently in the crosshairs of critical British Columbians, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is in hot water again over its newly introduced no-fault insurance platform that has B.C. trial lawyers calling the model unconstitutional. The B.C. Trial Lawyers Association successfully argued in court that ICBC’s platform, wherein claims are […]

Charles in Charge: Progi appoints Charles Aubry major account manager of auto paint

Trois-Rivières, Québec — Québec-based automotive IT firm, Progi, is pleased to announce that Charles Aubry has been appointed to the position of major account manager for automotive paint companies in Canada and abroad, according to a press release from last week. Having only joined the team at Progi three years ago, Aubry quickly climbed the […]

Volks-Reality: Volkswagen gives VR training demo at SkillsCanada event

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Volkswagen is exploring virtual reality (VR) training delivery to educate collision repair students on the automaker’s technology, repairing mixed materials, joining techniques, electric vehicle repairs and more.  During Thursday’s SkillsCanada Automotive Technology Summit, Volkswagen collision repair program manager Scott Wideman delivered a demonstration and discussion of the automaker’s endeavours in VR training.  […]