Careful Around My Porsche: OEM expands vehicle subscription service to Montréal

Montreal, Quebec — Porsche has expanded its Porsche Drive subscription package to Montreal, offering on-demand access to a collection of the OEM’s sportscars. The service offers daily, weekly or monthly on-demand rental service through a digital booking platform and subscription. All services include delivery and pick-up by a concierge within a 50-km radius of Montreal’s […]

By the Books: CIECA forms OEM repair procedures committee, industry stakeholders welcome

Sanford, North Carolina — CIECA has announced the formation of a new Standards Development Committee focused on OEM repair procedures and build sheet data. All industry stakeholders, including CIECA and non-CIECA members, are invited to join. “CIECA’s Emerging Technologies Committee was reviewing pain points in the collision industry and determined that OEM repair procedures and […]

Tuesday Ticker: January 18, 2022

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— This week’s Tuesday Ticker is all about automakers as rumours swirl around a potential Volkswagen battery division IPO; Ford crosses US$100 billion valuation for the first time ever and Toyota kicks General Motors out as 2021’s top-selling automaker in the United States. Volkswagen’s vibe Volkswagen could soon list its battery division in […]

Eyes on the Future: Mercedes-Benz announces interactive remote support via HoloLens headset, coming to certified collision centres in 2022

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Imagine a world where repair solutions appear before your very eyes. Seems like a dream, right? Well, Mercedes-Benz Canada has announced the implementation of a training solution that offers just that. According to Mercedes-Benz, the new Mercedes-Benz Virtual Remote Support program allows technicians⁠ to wear the HoloLens 2 headset⁠—a wireless, ‘holographic’ display […]

STEMing a New Partnership: Honda Canada Foundation partners with FIRST Robotics Canada

Toronto, Ontario — Honda Canada Foundation announced a new partnership with FIRST Robotics Canada, to encourage young people to pursue a post-secondary education in engineering and technology.  The $150,000 contribution made by Honda Canada Foundation will help build an inclusive community, with meaningful mentorship opportunities that will empower young people to think big and build […]

The Tesla Tick: CSN Champlain earns Tesla certification

Moncton New Brunswick —  CSN Champlain, a family-owned collision centre in Moncton, N.B. recently became the only Tesla certified collision repair facility in the province of New Brunswick.  “This certification means a lot to us and to the team,” said Mandie Barkhouse, co-owner of CSN Champlain. “I’m so proud of our staff for accomplishing this, […]

Honda develops all-new architectural design for 2021 Acura TLX

Toronto, Ontario — Honda has developed an all-new architectural design for the 2021 Acura TLX, according to Jeremy Lucas, Honda’s body design’s principal design engineer. The 2021 Acura TLX’s new architecture is focused on rigidity to support the suspension, however, it is flexible enough to work for all of the different powertrains, reported Repairer Driven […]