Sinking Feeling: NHTSA recalls 17 years of Ferraris for hydraulic leakage

Toronto, Ontario – A brake failure has been identified in Ferrari vehicles built since 2005, leading to over 23,000 Ferraris being recalled by the NHTSA. “These vehicles are equipped with a braking system that could potentially leak brake fluid, which may lead to partial or total loss of braking capability,” details the NHTSA recall. “Upon […]

Crash Test City: Montreal’s most collision-prone boroughs found downtown

Montreal, Quebec – Whether you speak English, French or another language, almost every driver has stories of close calls with more reckless road users. In the case of urban areas, reckless driving can quickly translate into fatalities. Unlike Toronto and Vancouver where collisions are most common at connectors to adjacent cities, collisions in Montreal generally […]

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 […]

Imminent Advancement: Axalta, BASF and AkzoNobel reps talk ADAS compliant coatings

Toronto, Ontario – On July 28, representatives from three major automotive coating companies met at an online Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association webinar to discuss the future of automotive coatings in the age of advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS)–effectively, radar systems that serve as the eyes of self-driving cars. For the uninitiated, these coatings are […]

Frugal Finances: NDP calls out high Saskatchewan auto insurance rates

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan –  A New Democratic Party (NDP) critic has called out Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) for failing to reduce insurance rates, despite a healthy financial year. After “a record-setting catastrophic storm and issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic,” a recent press release said that SGI remains financially stable. This comes after the provincial legislature reviewed […]

Knocking At the Door: Canadian collision industry weighs in on drivers of labour shortage

Toronto, Ontario — Canada is facing a skilled worker shortage. Even in the sparkle and shine that is the collision repair industry, little help can be found. This Spring, Collision Repair magazine shared asking readers to respond to questions related to apprentice onboarding within the industry. Collision centre owners and managers were urged to complete […]

EV/AV Report: June 27, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In today’s EV/AV report, General Motors makes the first delivery of electric vans for Fedex’s new fleet, Tesla hikes prices for some of its most popular EVs and a Canadian OEM announces a battery EV designed for the Canadian winter. Vans on Volts On June 21, FedEx announced that the company received […]