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DesRosiers releases Canadian sales report for August
September 8, 2016 by CARS Magazine

New light vehicle sales in Canada were down 2.0 percent in August. This represents the first time since early 2013 that there has been two consecutive months of year-over-year declines. A total of 172,034 new vehicles were sold last month,

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Over-The-Air Automotive Software Updates On the Rise
August 10, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

As the automotive industry ramps up its adoption of Software Over-the-Air (SOTA)-enabled vehicles, ABI Research forecasts nearly 203 million OTA-enabled cars to ship by 2022. Both SOTA and Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) will see a spike, with nearly 180 million new

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Maintenance and Repair Study Reveals Multibillion-Dollar Opportunity for Dealers
August 5, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

      Automotive dealerships only capture approximately 30% of total service visits, and are missing out on billions in service revenue annually, according to the Cox Automotive 2016 Maintenance and Repair Study. The study found that 25% of respondents

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DesRosiers releases provincial sales for June 2016
August 2, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Canada as a whole is up with all the provinces reporting positive year over year changes in sales. The Atlantic provinces New Brunswick (up 26.9 percent) and Newfoundland (up 12.7 percent) reported the largest growth followed by Ontario (up 9.9

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Software Complaints, Recalls Threaten Trust In Auto Technology
July 29, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    Consumer complaints about vehicle software have been growing steadily over the past several years, and 2016 is already on pace with the record-setting level of 2015, according to data collected by J.D. Power through its SafetyIQ program released

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BY THE NUMBERS: Driverless car sales and more…
July 26, 2016 by CARS Magazine

$27,563 Average price Canadians paid for a 2015 model year car. That’s up 1.4% from the 2014 model-year price. Average 2015-model light truck cost was $40,001, up 1% from the 2014 model year. —  8% The percentage of owners of

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EDITORIAL: Women have a place in the aftermarket
July 25, 2016 by Allan Janssen

New report shows how much work still needs to be done to make women comfortable in the aftermarket.

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Recruiting more women could solve HR issues: report
July 13, 2016 by Allan Janssen

AIA releases report on the challenges faced by women in our male-dominated industry.

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DesRosiers releases Canadian sales report for June
July 12, 2016 by CARS Magazine

The Canadian auto market is halfway to another record year, sitting comfortably ahead of last year. Sales finished 6.0 percent higher for the first half of 2016, without a clear sign of slowing down. The market rebounded strongly in June

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GM Asks Collision Repairers For Feedback
July 7, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

In an effort to better understand the needs of collision repairers, General Motors has released a survey to help it make changes and improvements to support the collision repair industry. The goal of the survey is to understand the process of

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Another Year, Another Setback: Scotiabank Economics’ Global Outlook
July 7, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union represents a major economic shock to the U.K. and Europe. It will lower business and household confidence in the U.K. and Europe, while also potentially fanning the flames of referenda

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Millennials Don’t Drive? Luxury Automakers Beg to Differ
July 6, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    Pundits and auto analysts once pointed their fingers at millennials for the impending death of the automobile. Young adults, according to several studies, were choosing urban life over suburbia and shunning cars for mass transit, bikes and ride-sharing