Charging Change: P.E.I. to offer $5k in incentives for new and used EVs

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island ⁠— Steven Myers, minister of environment, energy and climate action has announced what he calls “the most aggressive vehicle incentive program in all of Canada.” The program will offer $5,000 to buyers of new fully-electric vehicles and $5,000 to used fully-electric vehicle buyers.  “We feel that it’s equally difficult for people […]

Accident Insights: OPP say collisions down for 2020, but fatalities up

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have released collision and fatality data for 2020, showing a decline in total collisions for the province but an increase in fatalities. Last year saw 26 percent fewer collisions than 2019, though the fatality rate was 22 percent higher.  A large number of deaths were deemed preventable […]

Tuesday Ticker: March 16, 2021

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Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Ontario embarks on a virtual trade tour to encourage business with California’s auto sector, Canadian Uber workers reject the company’s proposal to soothe tensions and Axalta acquires a Chinese wire-enamel company in this week’s Tuesday Ticker. Ontario on tour The Ontario government is currently leading 18 of what it calls “the province’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 […]

Pace of Progress: AI adoption grows in 2020 for American auto insurers

Chicago, Illinois ⁠— American automotive technology company CCC Information Services is reporting a more than 50 percent year-over-year increase in claims processed using artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning. The company also reports that more than 5 million unique claims have been processed using a CCC deep learning AI solution, and the number of claims […]

One Stop Shop: Lordco Auto Parts opens new store in Edmonton, Alta.

Maple Ridge, British Columbia — Further expanding its reach in Western Canada, Lordco Auto Parts has announced the opening of its first store in Edmonton, Alberta, a little more than a year after the company opened its first superstore in southern Alberta. Lordco’s new home in Edmonton is a 34,000 sq.-ft. facility of combined retail […]

Back in Bavaria: Guild 21 to revisit BMW Repair Technology in upcoming webinar

Toronto, Ontario — In the latest webinar to be offered by Guild 21, a panel of experts will dive into the German engineering behind BMW Repair Technology, currently scheduled for March 11. Back by popular demand with more updates and a Q&A session, Jonathan Inzano and Atilla Princz will lead the presentation on the latest […]