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Canadians worried, confused about autonomous vehicles
May 30, 2019 by Renee Montague

More than 55 percent of Canadians believe autonomous vehicles have benefits but the vast majority harbour deep-seated fears and confusion about the technology, according to the Canadian Automobile Association. A recent CAA poll shows that 83% of Canadians have only a vague

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Retail sales of auto parts in Canada increased
May 30, 2019 by Renee Montague

Retail sales of auto parts in Canada was up in March, according to analysis from Statistics Canada. Auto parts sales rose to $878 million in March 2019. That’s up 7.2% from last March’s sales of $819 million. The auto parts

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Fleet registrations continue to rise in North America
May 29, 2019 by Renee Montague

According to new numbers from IHS Markit and DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, approximately 20.9 per cent of new vehicles sales were dedicated to fleets last year. The last three years have seen a small but steady increase in fleet sales, according

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Aftermarket suppliers to tour Amazon campus
May 27, 2019 by Renee Montague

Automotive aftermarket suppliers will meet with Amazon’s executive team on June 6 to discuss intellectual property issues and tour the retail giant’s Seattle head office. The meeting is being arranged by the Intellectual Property Council (IPC) of the Motor Equipment

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We’re on the cusp of an EV boom, analysts agree
May 23, 2019 by Adam Malik

Challenge will fall to repairers to understand the different drivetrain technologies.

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Tough spring for Canadian car companies, sales drop again
May 7, 2019 by Renee Montague

Following a difficult March, Canadian passenger vehicle sales dropped again in the month of April. DesRosiers Automotive Consulting is reporting that passenger car sales dropped a steep 15.6% and light truck sales saw an increase of 1.8% for a total

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Ban the bun? Association tackles debate about tech hair styles
May 2, 2019 by Renee Montague

The Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA) may have opened a can of… hairspray… by tackling a matter of personal grooming. In its eNewsletter’s “question of the month,” the alliance answered a question about whether an employer can ask employees not

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Canadian new car sales down significantly in March
April 30, 2019 by Renee Montague

Sales of  light vehicles were down in most areas of Canada, save for Atlantic Canada and Saskatchewan. Overall, Canadian sales dropped 10.1% in March, but there were bright spots for a few nameplates, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants.  Honda Civic

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Independent shops get mixed review from consumers: Lang
April 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Independent repair shops are not only perceived as a low-cost alternative for professional repair and maintenance services, they’re also fair. That’s the conclusion of the latest polling by data firm Lang & Associates. In the most recent Lang Aftermarket iReport,

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Staffing problems means lack of biz investing
April 26, 2019 by Adam Malik

Businesses owners can’t find enough staff so they’re not planning on pumping more money into their business, a new study from Business Development Bank of Canada found. A lack of qualified workers and lack of confidence in the economy means

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Cox Automotive study reveals shifting car buyer attitudes
April 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Study finds 70% of U.S. consumers who purchased a new or used vehicle from a franchise dealer did not return there for service business in the subsequent year.

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Collisions drive autonomous tech to forefront
April 5, 2019 by Adam Malik

It’s simple cause and effect – having more vehicles on roads around the world means more collisions. With the global vehicle count at about 1.32 billion – a number that has doubled over the last 20 years – a number