Boost It: Uniban hosts annual convention in Mont-Tremblant, Que.

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec —Uniban Canada held its annual Boost Convention last weekend, hosting its franchise partners and attendees in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. By the time this year’s Uniban Canada Boost Convention closed on Saturday night, the company’s said its franchise partners were ready to take the theme to heart, return to their glass centres and apply their […]

Grey-DAS: ADAS tech could prevent a third of crash scenarios for older drivers, IIHS says

Toronto, Ontario — Advanced driver-assistance technology (ADAS) could be the key to keeping our older generation of Canadians safe on the road, according to a new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In the IIHS’s latest report released on Thursday, “Safety potential of crash avoidance features, improved headlights, and V2V-enhanced technologies for […]

Daunting Data: Tesla makes up for nearly 70 percent of U.S. ADAS-related crashes, NHTSA says

Toronto, Ontario — The first-ever mandated release of advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) crash data took place on Wednesday, revealing that 273 crashes involving ADAS have been linked to Tesla since July of 2021—more than any other automaker. More than 500 total crash reports from automakers and tech companies were submitted to the National Highway Traffic […]

Braking Point: NHTSA reaches final phase of Tesla investigation

Washington, D.C — Investigations by the NHTSA are rarely a good thing for a manufacturer, especially when recalls become more likely. The NHTSA has formally upgraded its investigation to an “engineering analysis,” assessing 830,000 Tesla vehicles for phantom braking problems. This is the second, and final step taken before a recall is issued. Tesla Model […]

Courtesy Honk: Blind advocates call for standardized pedestrian warning sounds on EVs

Toronto, Ontario — Despite all the talk they tend to generate throughout the auto industry, the modern electric vehicle is nearly dead silent when traveling the roads—a characteristic that is leaving many blind and partially-sighted pedestrians feeling more vulnerable than ever. First reported by the CBC, a proposal put forth by Transport Canada in April […]

THE MOST IMPORTANT ADAS QUESTION

Are you in, or are you out? As a collision shop, maybe you do alignments; maybe you don’t. Should you? As a collision shop, maybe you do ADAS work; probably you don’t. Should you? You should. It’s your shop. Make it your work. Wheel alignments are traditionally among the highest-margin services a shop can perform. […]

All Hands on Deck: Toyota unveils radar-based passenger detection system

Plano, Texas — Someone get Macaulay Culkin on the phone now! Toyota has unveiled new technology that aims to ensure no one ever gets left home alone (or in the car) ever again. Toyota’s new Cabin Awareness technology uses a high-resolution 4D imaging radar housed above the vehicle’s headliner to allow a vehicle to sense […]

Battery Backup: Continental unveils sensor systems for detecting EV battery damage

Toronto, Ontario — A pair of new products from German parts developer Continental may pack the one-two punch needed to both allow repair facilities to more accurately assess electric vehicle battery damage, while also allowing OEMs to do away with the excess body materials used to protect the battery pack. When equipped with the Current […]

Magnaberry: Magna International and Blackberry partner to develop ADAS solutions

Waterloo, Ontario — In a meeting of two Canadian manufacturing giants, Wednesday saw the solidifying of a partnership between Magna International and Blackberry to jointly develop integrated advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) solutions. BlackBerry will provide the auto parts manufacturer with its QNX software as well as engineering services. “With software now being a driving […]