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E-tailing boom on the horizon
December 12, 2018 by Adam Malik

Jobbers that haven’t moved into the electronic retail space better lace up their boots because it’s expected to take off in the next year. The trend of buying aftermarket products online is increasing at a growth rate of three times

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New vehicle sales plunge in November
December 6, 2018 by The Canadian Press

But numbers are still ahead of 2016’s pace. This could be the second biggest year for sales overall.

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Young driver casualty rates drop with telematics insurance
December 5, 2018 by Adam Malik

Having telematics insurance is having a seemingly big impact on the safety of drivers. And the most significant effect seems to be on the youngest of drivers in the United Kingdom. A study from data and technology company LexisNexis Risk

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New AIA report examines the future of labour
December 5, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Reports says our industry will need a “more specialized workforce to deal with such disruptors as hybrid, fuel cell light vehicles, electronic systems, networks, and cellular and digital technologies.”

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U.S.-type crash not likely to happen here
December 4, 2018 by Adam Malik

It’s unlikely Canada will see anything similar to the housing bubble and subsequent crash that plagued the United States 10 years ago. Research from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada – the national body for the industry – found that

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Electronic driving systems don’t always work, tests show
November 21, 2018 by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash. The tests brought a warning from the auto club that

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How soon for autonomous? Study gives latest guess
November 14, 2018 by Adam Malik

Vehicles with at least one autonomous feature are expected to dominate the roads in the next few years. Global Market Insights, Inc. recently forecasted that the autonomous vehicle market will cross shipments of over 60 million units by 2024. Level

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How digitally mature is your business?
November 9, 2018 by Adam Malik

The more digital your business is, the bigger the effect technology can have on sales growth, according to a new study. Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) recently looked at the level of digital maturity in small and medium businesses

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Bosch launches online community to track repair trends
November 8, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Drawing on data from its scan tools in use across the United States, Bosch Automotive has launched a new online platform that analyzes the most common vehicle problems shops are seeing. The free online community, called “Technician Nation,” offers repair

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Auto sales dip again in October
November 7, 2018 by The Associated Press

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says new light vehicle sales were down by 1.9 per cent in October compared with the same month last year. Sales were down by about 3,000 units to 161,125 as a 0.2 per cent climb in light

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New technologies will double repair bills: report
November 5, 2018 by Allan Janssen

According to AAA, vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems can cost twice as much to repair following a collision.

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Survey predicts decline in vehicle ownership, fewer dealerships
November 2, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Automobile dealers are predicting a sharp decline in vehicle ownership in the coming years, but those who are most forward-looking see new forms of mobility as an opportunity. That’s according to the latest Cox Automotive study, called “Evolution of Mobility: