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 […]

New Suits: CIECA announces 2023 board of trustee officers

North Carolina, United States — The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce (CIECA) has elected the following trustee officers for 2023, following a Jan. 18 meeting. These officers will serve on CIECA’s executive committee, which oversees business matters throughout the year and plans the agenda for CIECA board meetings. Chair: Greg Best, Senior Business Analyst, California Casualty […]

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 […]

Welcome Back: Mario Dimovski becomes newest IBIS Ambassador after 12-month hiatus

London, United Kingdom — The International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) has announced the appointment of Mario Dimovski as an IBIS ambassador for North America, kick-starting its 2023 schedule themed “Sustainable Strategies for Success”. The IBIS Ambassadors program is a collaboration between IBIS Worldwide and automotive collision experts, bringing fresh, innovative content and expertise to audiences […]