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 […]

On With Auggie: AirPro Diagnostic names Fred Iantorno v-p of strategic solutions

Toronto, Ontario — One of the collision repair industry’s experts in ADAS calibration has announced that Fred Iantorno has been appointed to the position of v-p of strategic solutions and will assist in the development of AirPro Diagnostics’ Auggie ADAS calibration tool. AirPro made the announcement on Tuesday, revealing that Iantorno will be involved in […]

On Course for Calibration: I-CAR U.S. creates new ADAS Technician training role

Illinois, United  States — Making good on a promise made in November of 2020, I-CAR has announced the creation of a brand new ADAS Technician career path for technicians interested in working toward learning the much-in-demand skillset. Speaking on behalf of I-CAR’s U.S.-based organization, CEO and president John Van Alstyne said “This new optional ADAS […]

Systems Check: Toyota, Lexus recalls 460,000 vehicles for stability software glitch

Toronto, Ontario — Toyota is launching a recall to get to the bottom of a software issue currently affecting about 460,000 vehicles, 41,000 of which are in Canada. The company has identified a software glitch that can cause a vehicle’s vehicle stability control to not switch on when the vehicle is started. The recall affects […]

Selecting Safety: Subaru to include third camera on 2023 Outback’s top trim

Toronto, Ontario — Subaru is giving drivers the ability to opt into additional safety features, announcing that the 2023 Outback will include a forward-facing camera in the model’s top trim. In addition to the dual-camera EyeSight that comes standard on all 2023 Outbacks, the Touring trim will feature a wide-angle mono camera. Subaru says the […]

Lab Technicians: I-CAR to open 4,400 square-metre ‘tech centre’ in Chicago area

Chicago, Illinois — Big things are on the way for autobody technicians in the Chicago-area—big things in the form of a new 48,000 square-foot technical centre, that is. The Chicago Tech Centre, operated through I-CAR, is intended to act as a hub for industry workshops and training for EVs, ADAS calibrations and several other emerging […]