Taking Stock: Balancing business and empathy post-collision

Toronto, Ontario — There’s never a shortage of talk in our industry, from new product launches to repair procedure updates and rants about labour rates, but for just one moment, join us in taking a step back to talk about what is truly the most important feature of a collision repair facility—the customer. Regardless of […]

EV/AV Report: June 27, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In today’s EV/AV report, General Motors makes the first delivery of electric vans for Fedex’s new fleet, Tesla hikes prices for some of its most popular EVs and a Canadian OEM announces a battery EV designed for the Canadian winter. Vans on Volts On June 21, FedEx announced that the company received […]

Pacific Coast Party: CCIF Vancouver early bird tickets on sale now

Vancouver, British Columbia — Be sure to save some of your industry trade show enthusiasm for the fall season because early bird tickets are now on sale for CCIF Vancouver, scheduled for Oct. 6 to 7 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. This year’s show kicks off on Thursday with a workshop, followed by a […]

Rocky Roads: MPI sees 1,200 percent increase in April pothole claims

Winnipeg, Manitoba —Bigger is better–except when it comes to insurance claims. According to Manitoba Public Insurance, there were 871 pothole claims this April. This is a 1,200 percent increase, compared to the monthly average of 64. This beats the previous 479 percent increase in March 2022, compared to 2021. The city has received 3,323 pothole […]

Repairer Insights: Canada’s top 6 vehicle sales for 2022

Toronto, Ontario — The automotive industry has changed, and so will the vehicle showing up at your shop. Here are some of the best-selling cars this year, according to Timothy Cain at Driving.ca. Hyundai Elantra: Previously Canada’s second best-selling car in 2016, the Elantra has clawed back its second-place spot. 5,869 purchases, an increase by 26 […]

High Noon: Texas proposes bounty hunting vehicles parked in bike lanes

Austin, Texas — Officials in Texas are proposing a new law turning local cyclists into potential bounty hunters: thankfully, they’re more bicycle-dad than desperado. Dubbed the Bike Blockage Program, cyclists who report vehicles obstructing bike lanes are entitled to a quarter of the revenue collected from vehicles hit with citations. Under current city ordnance, cars […]

Electric Innovation: Sony and Honda form Sony Mobility Inc.

Tokyo, Japan — Sony and Honda have formally signed a joint venture agreement, forming Sony Mobility Inc—a company to provide its first electric vehicles and “services for mobility” in 2025. This signing cements previous informal discussions on the possibility of the entertainment company partnering with the vehicle manufacturer. The Sony website showcases prototypes of multiple […]

EV/AV Report: June 20, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s EV/AV report, Stellantis announces Level 3 self-driving vehicles by 2024, J.D. Power releases a consumer report on Canadian EV perspectives and a solar car from the Netherlands has its time to shine. Autopilot Rollout This week, Stellantis announced that Valeo’s third-generation LiDAR will be used on several Stellantis models […]