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New Mirroring Technology to Make Your Car Work like Your Smartphone is Step in Right Direction
October 21, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Owners want their vehicle technology to interact with and “mirror” their smartphone, and those desires are closer to reality than ever, according to the recently released J.D. Power 2016 Smartphone Automotive Mirroring (SAM) Report. Owners have long expressed the

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NTSB Reports On Tesla Self-Driving Vehicle Crash
October 21, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a preliminary report on the recent fatal crash of a Tesla vehicle operating in the “Autopilot” self-driving mode in Florida. That crash has cast a shadow on the efforts of

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Auto Care Association Identifies Alibaba As Notorious Market For Counterfeits
October 21, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    The Auto Care Association has submitted comments urging the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to relist Alibaba and its family of e-commerce platforms including Taobao and Aliexpress as notorious markets that facilitate the sale of counterfeit auto parts.

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Bruce Tartaglione To Retire From Brake Parts Inc
October 21, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Bruce Tartaglione, senior vice president of global sales and marketing will retire from Brake Parts Inc (BPI) as of Oct. 31, 2016, said David Overbeeke, president and CEO of Brake Parts Inc. “Bruce joined the BPI team in 2011.

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Aftermarket hits new record: AIA
October 20, 2016 by Allan Janssen

$21 billion in sales in 2015… and growing, according to association’s biennial Outlook Study.

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IDUSA launches new website
October 20, 2016 by CARS Magazine

International Distributors USA Inc. (IDUSA) has launched a new website for their Premium Guard brand of automotive filters and supplies. The new site is available in English or Spanish and includes a filter look-up powered by ShowMeTheParts. The search function allows

NASCAR Technical Institute's inaugural Mopar TEC class
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NASCAR Technical Institute Partners with FCA US LLC to offer Mopar TEC training program
October 20, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI), in partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US LLC, has begun to offer its Mopar Technical Education Curriculum (Mopar TEC) advanced training program at its NASCAR Technical Institute campus. The 12-week Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training program,

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Henrik Fisker Launches New Electric Car Company
October 20, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Henrik Fisker, whose previous automotive venture collapsed in 2013 owing U.S. taxpayers $139 million, said on Tuesday he plans to launch a new electric car company next year to compete with Tesla. Fisker declined to say who is funding

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Rick Martineau hired as director of education for ConsuLab
October 19, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Rick Martineau has been hired as director of education for ConsuLab. In this role, Rick will oversee all educational needs for the company. “It is with great pleasure that we welcome back Rick Martineau to the ConsuLab team,” said ConsuLab

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1969 Raybestos Mustang on display at BPI booth 3638
October 19, 2016 by CARS Magazine

World-renowned car builder Jeff Schwartz will be traveling to Las Vegas with his latest classic build, the award-winning Raybestos 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback. Schwartz, president of Woodstock, Ill.-based Schwartz Performance, will be on hand with the one-of-a-kind classic car during

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Clearpath Robotics Raises $30-million To bring Drones To Factory Floors
October 19, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Clearpath Robotics, a Kitchener-Waterloo-area startup focused on self-driving vehicles for industrial uses, has raised $30-million (U.S.) in new venture capital from iNovia Capital with participation from GE Ventures, Caterpillar Ventures, Eclipse Ventures, RRE Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. The

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More Consumers Turning To Professionals For Repairs
October 19, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    Compared to last year, the majority of automotive do-it-for-me (DIFM) consumers have shifted more of their vehicle maintenance and repairs to a professional, according to global information company The NPD Group’s Do-It-For-Me Consumer Report 2016. Convenience is the