Green Living: Montreal designer wins Volvo New Garage challenge

Richmond Hill, Ontario — With many automakers coming forward with bold, long-term environmental commitments for their products, the world of sustainable design continues to become increasingly more entwined with the automotive industry as Volvo Cars Canada and the Interior Design Show (IDS) Toronto announce that Montreal-based Tiam Maeiyat is the winner of The New Garage […]

AJAC announces the best new innovations of the year

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario – February 21, 2019 –- The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), a group of professional writers who focus on Canada’s automotive industry announced the winners of its 2019 Innovation Awards at the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto. The awards were separated into three categories to cover safety, technology, and environmental awareness. […]

Friday Fun: Toyota’s sky high innovation

By Jordan Porter Toronto, Ontario – September 27, 2018 — New technology has drastically transformed the automotive world in so many ways in the past ten years. With fully electric vehicles, enhanced connectivity, and autonomous self-driving vehicles just around the corner, there seems to be no end to the imagination and ingenuity of today’s auto […]

AV Report: The flaw in current sensors and Tesla’s financial issues

Elon Musk is apparently unconcerned to by suggestions that Tesla is driving him into poverty.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — January 27, 2018 — In this week’s Autonomous Report, lawsuits related to AVs, the flaw in current sensors and much, much more. Dozens of media stories appeared this week noting a collision involving a Tesla. According reports the vehicle was traveling in semi-autonomous mode when sensors failed to pick […]

Sneak peak: dealing with disruptive innovation

Andrew Shepherd of AIA Canada argues training is vital to managing disruptive innovators.

Enjoy a sneak peak into our next issue of Collision Repair magazine. By Erin McLaughlin Disruptive innovation was described by Jeremy Corbyn in The Economist as one of the most influential business ideas of the 21st century. When an innovation takes form that dramatically changes one or more elements of an industry, paradigm or system, it can […]

AIA Canada issues report on automotive innovation

AIA Canada's latest report looks at disruption and new technology in the automotive sector.

Ottawa, Ontario — January 19, 2017 — AIA Canada has issued a new report focusing on the innovation, emerging technologies and disruptive forces impacting on the automotive industry. The report, “The Changing Automotive Landscape: An Introduction,” is available for free download from AIA Canada’s website. A statement from the association notes that “ …the automotive […]

Car-O-Practor celebrates 30th anniversary

Car-O-Practor, located in Richmond, Ontario. The facility celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Dan Prezeau and Brian Ayotte have owned the facility since it opened.

By Barett Poley Richmond, Ontario — November 29, 2016 — Car-O-Practor is celebrating a milestone. The facility, located at 5949 Ottawa St. in  Richmond, Ontario, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. For Brian Ayotte and Dan Prezeau of Car-O-Practor, communication is the key. You don’t get to a 30th anniversary without a good concept, a […]

Is Carlyle Group creating a collision conglomerate?

Carlyle Group logo

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — September 2, 2015 — Consolidation in the collision repair sector continues apace. The latest news comes from private equity firm Carlyle Group, which has tendered an offer to buy UK-based claims management software maker Innovation Group. Carlyle already owns a minority stake in US chain Service King and is […]

Car-O-Liner releases the handEye measuring solution for Android

      Wixom, Michigan — January 14, 2015 — Car-O-Liner has announced the availability of Car-O-Liner handEye for Android, a free software application compatible with the Car-O-Tronic Vision X3 wireless electronic measuring system and software. Car-O-Liner says handEye is an innovative mobile solution that communicates with the PC via wireless network technology, thereby eliminating the need to move […]