Going Vintage: ICBC loses faxed medical forms three times, says B.C. man

Vancouver, British Columbia – A British Columbia man with an expiring Class 1 license claims that the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) lost his medical faxes three times, after attempting to renew his license for more than a year. In an interview with Global News, Dean Germo explained how his troubles with ICBC began […]

Welcome Aboard: Stuart Klein named senior director of collision at AIA Canada

Toronto, Ontario – The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) has appointed Stuart Klein as the organization’s senior director of collision, a newly created position. According to AIA Canada, he will join the association’s senior leadership team, directing AIA Canada’s efforts in the collision sector of the industry. Klein brings more than 45 years […]

School in Session: Axalta and SATA partner to provide training at new Ontario location

Vaughan, Ontario — Axalta Coatings and SATA have announced a new training partnership, replacing the Axalta Training Center in Ajax, Ont. with Axalta Training at SATA Canada. According to Wednesday’s press release from Axalta, this partnership will provide Axalta and its refinishing customers access to the new SATA Ontario location,. Axalta refinish customers will have […]

Built to Last: J.D. Power releases 2023 ALG Residual Value Awards

Toronto, Ontario — J.D. Power has released its nominees for the 2023 ALG Residual Value Awards, recognizing OEMs for producing vehicles with the highest projected manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) after a three or four year time frame, for premium and mass market vehicles respectively. According to J.D. Power, these awards are a vital consideration […]

Expensive Expansions: Canada’s largest Tesla service centre planned for Hamilton mall

Hamilton, Ontario — Electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla, is opening a 60,000 square foot service centre in Hamilton, Ont.,  that promises to provide customers services like “software updates, paintless bolt-on panel replacement and/or dent removal,” and more. According to a letter obtained by Drive Tesla Canada, this location is planned to open at the CF Lime […]

Blue Screen Beware: Ford recalls Explorer, Lincoln Corsair and Aviator vehicles for rearview camera malfunctions

Washington D.C., United States — Ford Motor Co. is recalling 462,000 vehicles globally, citing faulty video outputs that may prevent rearview cameras from displaying. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) timeline, this recall impacts 2020 to 2023 model year Ford Explorers, Lincoln Corsairs and Aviator vehicles with 360-degree cameras. Under this defect, […]

Bots and Builders: Tesla to automate fascia inspections in Fremont factory

California, United States — Tesla has expanded the use of automated assembly robots to its Fremont factory, following the City of Fremont granting Tesla a permit to install “power and structural anchorage to support two new robots required to automate fascia inspection.” According to a Drive Tesla Canada, this decision may have come from build […]

Sound Blasting: Ferrari patents EV engine noise-amplifying system

Toronto, Ontario — Ferrari has filled a patent for an external speaker system, promising an authentic audio experience that magnifies the sound created by its electric motors. Rather than an attempted breakout into the modern art scene, this represents an attempt by the luxury carmakers to maintain its status in a world of electric vehicles […]