Welcome Back: Mario Dimovski becomes newest IBIS Ambassador after 12-month hiatus

London, United Kingdom — The International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) has announced the appointment of Mario Dimovski as an IBIS ambassador for North America, kick-starting its 2023 schedule themed “Sustainable Strategies for Success”. The IBIS Ambassadors program is a collaboration between IBIS Worldwide and automotive collision experts, bringing fresh, innovative content and expertise to audiences […]

EV/AV Report: Tech shows and self-driving developments

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s EV/AV report, new vehicles on display at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Mercedes becomes the first OEM to commercially offer Level 3 autonomous vehicles in the United States and Microsoft may invest US$10m into a self-driving truck company, according to leaked info. This is the latest in electric […]

EV/AV Report: Autonomous espionage and charging roads

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s EV/AV report, autonomous vehicles (AVs) join the United States’ list of national security threats, Detroit announces prototype roads that wirelessly charge electric vehicles (EVs) and Tesla escalates the full self-driving beta (FSD) to all interested customers in North America. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Weakest […]

Outsourced Care: GM dealers repaired more than 11,000 Teslas in 2021

Michigan, United States — General Motors (GM) is proud to announce that its dealerships have added a new service to their portfolio—Tesla repairs. On Nov. 17 during the Detroit automaker’s Investor Day, GM president, Mark Reuss announced to investors that Tesla repairs have become a growing segment of the business, with more than 11,000 Teslas […]

EV/AV Report: Big tests, bigger data

Toronto, Ontario — In today’s EV/AV report, Tesla applies for a Canadian telecoms license, the first Honda CR-V Hybrids roll off Ontarian assembly lines and details for the world’s largest autonomous vehicle (AV) test are announced. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Wider Web Tesla has applied for a basic telecoms license […]

EV/AV Report: Tesla under criminal investigation, Ford closes AI development firm

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s report, the U.S. Department of Justice unveils an ongoing criminal investigation against Tesla, Ford abandons its self-driving program after US$4 billion of investment and the European Union (EU) approves a ban on internal combustion vehicles by 2035. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Blown Cover Three […]

Master at the MSO: Dean Fisher appointed master of ceremonies for 2022 MSO Symposium

Nevada, Las Vegas – On Friday, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and its board of directors announced that Dean Fisher, president of Driven Brands will serve as the master of ceremonies for the 2022 MSO Symposium. Fisher, the owner of multiple automotive-related companies brings over 50 years of industry experience to the conference. He is […]

Labour Lockout: Honda calls EV exec. order ‘unfair’, ‘discriminatory’

Toronto, Ontario — Representatives from American Honda are pushing back on U.S. President Biden’s Aug. 5 executive order that sets a goal of 50 percent of overall sales being EVs, by 2030, saying the thought is there, but the cars aren’t. In the analysis of last week’s order, Bloomberg wrote “[Biden] has ordered the federal […]