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BMW and Hyundai Are Tops In Car Tech
October 12, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    Import brands BMW and Hyundai lead the luxury segment and the mass-market category respectively when it comes to how satisfied car buyers are with the technology in their vehicles, according to a new study by J.D. Power. The

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MEMA, AASA Step Up Fight Against Counterfeit Parts Sold Online
October 12, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and its division, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), are urging the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to identify popular websites and physical marketplaces known to traffic in counterfeit

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DesRosiers releases Canadian sales report for September
October 5, 2016 by CARS Magazine

September marked the third consecutive month that light vehicle sales declined in Canada. Sales were down by 0.5 percent for the month but remain up for the year to date by 3.2 percent. September is usually the traditional end to the model

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Auto industry experiences employment growth in first half of 2016
September 22, 2016 by CARS Magazine

DesRosiers has released a recent report detailing employment growth in selected segments of the auto industry. According to Statistics Canada data, the first half of 2016 saw automotive employment grow by 1.1 percent compared to 1H 2015 data. This increase

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BY THE NUMBERS: Electric car speed and more…
September 21, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Stats that put the North American automotive aftermarket into perspective.

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Report released on how autonomous vehicles will impact insurance premiums
September 14, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Aon Benfield released its annual Global Insurance Market Opportunities (GIMO) report, which discusses the significant reduction of motor premiums as autonomous vehicles make their way onto North American roads. The report, Riding the Innovation Wave, reveals that if autonomous vehicle

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Accessories Not Only Drive Revenue, They Also Influence Auto Purchases
September 12, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  It is well known that automotive accessories contribute billions in revenue to the auto industry.  In fact, half of new auto buyers install $250+ worth of accessories, with corresponding average per vehicle spending near $1,000.  But accessories’ influence extends

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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