Intruder Alert: Tips to avoid cyberattacks in the age of hacking

Toronto, Ontario – Reliance on digital connectivity in the automotive industry at all levels from corporation to fleet and consumer is leaving the industry increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to an article by Tripwire. While apocalyptic claims that cyberattacks would send planes plummeting and calculators bursting into flame aren’t new, fourth-generation interconnectivity is a new […]

Earl’s Reign: Jeep adds two new paint colours for 2023 Wrangler

Toronto, Ontario — A pair of new hues are joining the 2023 Jeep Wrangler’s colour palette this year: Reign, a royal purple tone, and Earl, which Jeep describes as grey with “hints of aquamarine.” The OEM has only released a single photo of these colours, though Reign will be available for only a limited time […]

Specialty Showcase: SEMA 2022 to feature more EV exhibitions

Nevada, United States — Get your toolkits and suitcases ready: this year’s SEMA 2022 show boasts more exhibitions addressing the automotive market’s shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) than ever before. According to the 2022 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) market report, aftermarket support for the electric market is a prime area for growth. Points of […]

Careful Around My Porsche: OEM expands vehicle subscription service to Montréal

Montreal, Quebec — Porsche has expanded its Porsche Drive subscription package to Montreal, offering on-demand access to a collection of the OEM’s sportscars. The service offers daily, weekly or monthly on-demand rental service through a digital booking platform and subscription. All services include delivery and pick-up by a concierge within a 50-km radius of Montreal’s […]

By the Books: CIECA forms OEM repair procedures committee, industry stakeholders welcome

Sanford, North Carolina — CIECA has announced the formation of a new Standards Development Committee focused on OEM repair procedures and build sheet data. All industry stakeholders, including CIECA and non-CIECA members, are invited to join. “CIECA’s Emerging Technologies Committee was reviewing pain points in the collision industry and determined that OEM repair procedures and […]

Aussie ELVs: Australia announces plan to recycle 700,000 end-of-life motor vehicles per year

Canberra, Australia — The Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) and the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) are working on a comprehensive business plan to deliver a road map for an end-of-life vehicle recycling scheme under the National Product Stewardship Program. In late March, Sussan Ley, Australia’s federal environmental minister, and Trevor Evans, assistant […]

A Clearer Picture: CMT expands DriveWell platform to access connected vehicle data

Cambridge, Massachusetts — Global telematics provider Cambridge Mobile Telematics announced on Wednesday that its DriveWell platform has been expanded to provide access to connected vehicle data from over 20 automakers in North America and Europe. Access to the data of connected vehicles checks another box on the list of IoT (Internet of Things) devices that CMT’s […]

Metallic Migraines: PPG research says some metallic finishes interfere with ADAS

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Repainting bumper covers with certain metallic finishes can interfere with the operation of radar units located behind the bumper, according to recent findings from PPG. The paint giant’s research was conducted in partnership with several automakers and aimed to calculate the impact of a variety of colours on repainted bumpers. The findings […]