Got it Covered: BASF announces new e-coat research centre

Münster-Hiltrup, Germany –BASF has inaugurated a new research centre at its German headquarters, where the coatings company will investigate the use of e-coat to “simulate [its] customers’ processes and paint systems” to paint pre-treated original parts like doors, fenders and hoods. The electrophoretic or cathodic dip coat (e-coat) process protects the surfaces, edges and cavities […]

Confusing Crossing: Ontario gets its first diverging diamond interchange

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Remember the first time you came across a roundabout? In all likelihood, you encountered a driver staring blankly ahead, wondering what their next move is.  Drivers who frequent the Niagara region are sure to encounter such scenarios, with a new diverging diamond interchange located at the Glendale Ave. and Queen Elizabeth Way […]

SAAR, Sweet SAAR: Sask. repairers gather for golf and good times at SAAR Fall Conference 2022

Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Saskatchewan — The Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR) just wrapped up its annual fall conference over the weekend, drawing in some of the biggest names in Western Canada’s aftermarket industry and beyond. As is tradition, this year’s SAAR Fall Conference opened with a friendly golf tournament on the grounds of […]

Step Up: Sylvain Seguin named president, Fix Network Canada

Blainville, Quebec ⁠— Fix Network has announced the promotion of Sylvain Seguin to the president of Fix Network Canada, effective September 26, 2022. Sylvain has been with Fix Network Canada since 2018 when he joined as vice president of operations. In that role, he had oversight of the operations teams for all brands in Canada […]

Scientific Oddity: Japanese researchers testing motorized eyes to aid AV-pedestrian safety

Tokyo, Japan — Bodywork meets arts and crafts with the University of Tokyo’s latest project: researchers from the university have developed a cutting-edge pair of motorized eyes for autonomous vehicles, intended to help alert pedestrians to whether they’ve been seen by the vehicle. Unlike today’s vehicles, future AVs may not have human drivers, and will […]

Tuesday Ticker: More findings in Nikola fraud case; GM invests in Quebec-based company

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly Tuesday Ticker, an electric EV startup founder reveals more fraudulent details in court, while General Motors invests in a Quebec-based battery initiative.  Breaking down the Badger Remember Nikola, the company that rolled its semi-hauler prototype down a hill as it portrayed the model as fully functional? CEO Trevor Milton […]

EV/AV Report: Flying cars and smarter streets

Toronto, Ontario — A provincial government reconsiders a policy that may discriminate against single parents, a member of the Forbes Technology Council warns that roads need to be updated for the arrival of AVs, and a flying car startup announces its metaphorical farewell flight. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Devil in the […]

Expansion Pack: 160,000 more drivers entered into Tesla self-driving beta

Toronto, Ontario – Tesla is expanding the Full-Self-Driving (FSD) beta to 160,000 more owners in the United States and Canada, with Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO approving of the latest patch. In a Twitter post from Sept. 19, Musk confirmed that patch 10.69.2.2 was ready for release to more users across North America. However, a timeline […]