Imminent Advancement: Axalta, BASF and AkzoNobel reps talk ADAS compliant coatings

Toronto, Ontario – On July 28, representatives from three major automotive coating companies met at an online Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association webinar to discuss the future of automotive coatings in the age of advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS)–effectively, radar systems that serve as the eyes of self-driving cars. For the uninitiated, these coatings are […]

Market Dominance: 81 percent of ADAS crashes are from Teslas, says NHTSA investigation

Toronto, Ontario – A recent fatal collision involving a Tesla vehicle and a motorcyclist has invigorated ongoing investigations by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with Teslas now representing 81 percent of all ADAS-related collisions in the United States. According to Bloomberg, this is the 18th fatal crash in an ongoing NHTSA investigation in ADAS […]

Safety Systems: Honda unveils tech to achieve zero collision fatality mission by 2050

Tokyo, Japan — Honda believes it has cracked the code to zero collision fatalities in their vehicles with the announcement of two new pieces of technology that the automaker promises will be a game-changer for road safety. In the ongoing effort of reaching its goal of “zero traffic collision fatalities involving Honda motorcycles and automobiles […]

Welcome of the Week: UniglassPlus Elmira opens as part of CARSTAR Elmira

Elmira, Ontario — Uniban, an industry leader in automotive glass repair and replacement, recently celebrated the opening UniglassPlus Elmira.  UniglassPlus Elmira is a part of the existing CARSTAR Elmira facility, which is over 7,000 square feet. The team has two fully trained glass technicians and UniglassPlus Elmira is also looking to install calibration services in […]

To Spite the Fascia: Ford places restrictions on bumper fascia repair

Toronto, Ontario — In an announcement put out by the American automaker last week, Ford has decided to place significant repair restrictions on all of the company’s ADAS-equipped bumper fascias going forward, a move likely to have ramifications felt across all sectors of the automotive industry. “During body repairs that involve front and rear bumper […]

Perfect Match: AirPro Diagnostics and Auto Techcelerators announce licensing agreement

Jacksonville, Florida — In a meeting of great minds in the ADAS sector, AirPro Diagnostics and Auto Techcelerators, LLC announced on Tuesday that they have completed an exclusive technology licensing agreement with AirPro Diagnostic.  The two companies have officially entered into a partnership with the plan to integrate Auto Techcelerators’ ADAS, Calibration and Test Drive […]

Missed Calibrations: adasThink unveils industry whitepaper

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— adasThink has unveiled its industry whitepaper revealing that 88 percent of calibrations are being missed in Canadian collision repair facilities.  According to the whitepaper, 85 of 100 estimates analyzed did not contain an entry for an ADAS calibration. The 100 estimates identified only 15 ADAS calibrations out of 122–bringing the total ADAS […]

Calibration Collaboration: AirPro Diagnostics and Car ADAS Solutions announce partnership

Jacksonville, Flordia — AirPro Diagnostics and Car ADAS Solutions announced the establishment of a collaboration to deliver turn-key calibration solutions for shops to include set-up, training, implementation, support, and validation of calibration services.  Whether shops want to become a retail calibration centre or calibrate the vehicles they currently repair, this partnership will deliver for collision […]