On Course for Calibration: I-CAR U.S. creates new ADAS Technician training role

Illinois, United  States — Making good on a promise made in November of 2020, I-CAR has announced the creation of a brand new ADAS Technician career path for technicians interested in working toward learning the much-in-demand skillset. Speaking on behalf of I-CAR’s U.S.-based organization, CEO and president John Van Alstyne said “This new optional ADAS […]

Product Report: Mitchell and asTech launch MD-OE22 diagnostics solution, available in Canada

San Plano, Texas — Earlier this week Mitchell and asTech, a Repairify™ company, introduced the MD-OE22, a new diagnostic solution that combines asTech’s patented OEM scanning device and remote services with Mitchell’s cloud-based ecosystem and collision repair software. Using the MD-OE22, Mitchell says technicians can perform proprietary OEM scanning and programming with asTech-powered diagnostic tools […]

Beyond the Vale: Mitchell to be exclusive supplier for Vale PDR certification program

Toronto, Ontario — New diagnostic technicians will be able to get their hands on Mitchell’s MD-500 technology now that the company has been selected as the exclusive supplier for the Vale PDR Technician Certification Program, via PDR Testing and Certification, LLC. “Mitchell looks forward to supporting PDR Testing and Certification and the next-generation of Vale-Certified […]

MOTORing Ahead: AUTEL partners with MOTOR for access to repair database

Toronto, Ontario — Automotive diagnostics developers AUTEL have announced a partnership with MOTOR to incorporate its repair database into AUTEL’s products. MOTOR’s repair database is now available on the AUTEL MaxiSYS Ultra, MS919 and MS909 advanced diagnostics tablets. This partnership will give technicians access to comprehensive repair data, including color-coded wiring diagrams, detailed diagnostic trouble […]

On the Rise: Nick Dominato featured on SEMA 35 Under 35

Toronto, Ontario — asTech Senior Vice President Nick Dominato is making headlines once again as the only Canadian to grace this year’s SEMA 35 Under 35 list. Dominato has been immersed in the automotive aftermarket from a young age. His father, Dan Dominato, owned Paint Circuit Auto Body Supply, serving Ontario’s Greater Toronto Area–but it […]

Magnum Opus: Opus IVS surpasses one million collision safety scans

Toronto, Ontario — Opus IVS has announced that the company has surpassed its one millionth collision safety scan, and expects to blow by that second million by the end of 2022. “Reaching our millionth scan was accelerated by Opus IVS’s technology focus allowing us to bring wide coverage for OEM scanning combined by fast, easy […]

Data Dilemma: Mitchell 1, Snap-on file lawsuit against Autel

Note: A previous version of this article mistakenly accredited the pending lawsuit to Toronto, Ontario — Trouble is brewing in the world of diagnostics as Mitchell 1 and Snap-on launch a lawsuit against Autel. The lawsuit, which has yet to be proven in court, alleges Autel stole information from Snap-on and Mitchell 1. “Autel competes […]

Plan Your Scans: asTech receives patent for ‘industry disrupting’ scan technology

Plano, Texas — asTech announced they have received approval for a patent that would allow technicians to access a database using a VIN “and assist in determining whether an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) diagnostic tool—or aftermarket tool—is required for proper diagnosis and/or repair of the vehicle,” according to the company’s July 22 press release. President […]

Open to Opus: Boyd Group Services deploys Opus IVS’ DriveSafe to all locations

Toronto, Ontario — Boyd Group Services Inc., which operates as Boyd Auto Body & Glass and Assured Automotive in Canada and Gerber Collision & Glass in the U.S., has entered into an agreement to deploy the Opus IVS’ collision scanning solution to all locations.  Boyd has worked with Opus IVS to create an efficient workflow […]