Fishing for Frank: Opus IVS acquires AutoTechcelerators, wins product award at SEMA 2022

Toronto, Ontario — One of the North American auto industry’s most influential voices has a new home, as Frank Terlep’s Auto Techcelerators has now come under the ownership of Opus IVS, following an acquisition deal. This deal will see the convergence of Terlep’s line of popular CoPilot ADAS products with Opus’ numerous diagnostic scanning tools […]

Repair Rights: New NHTSA guidelines promote balance between security and third-party access

Toronto, Ontario — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has new guidelines promoting the need to balance the needs of cybersecurity and third-party access, in light of the right to repair movement and multiple cases of vehicles being stolen or compromised due to inadequate security systems. Effectively an update of its 2016 predecessor, “Cybersecurity Best […]

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 […]