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Record Numbers of Software Complaints and Recalls Threaten Trust In Automotive Technology
May 27, 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. So

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By the Numbers: Vehicle parts and more…
May 4, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Stats that put the Canadian automotive aftermarket into perspective.

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Canadian sales for March 2016
May 4, 2016 by CARS Magazine

DesRosiers has released its Canadian sales report for March 2016: Never in the history of the automotive sector have Canadians bought more than 200,000 light vehicles in a month. That record was broken in April with sales of 200,327 units

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Canadian Businesses Face a Digital Divide When It Comes to the Internet of Things
April 29, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Half of Canadian businesses could soon have a competitive advantage over the rest: according to a new study commissioned by TELUS, there’s an even split between Canadian businesses when it comes to their plans for Internet of Things (IoT)

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TD Economics: U.S. Auto Sales to Peak in 2016, Remain Healthy in 2017
April 22, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  U.S. auto sales will extend their winning streak in 2016 for a seventh consecutive year of increases, reaching a record high before sales begin to retreat in 2017 as interest rates tick higher and pent-up demand eases, according to

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Car Leasing Is Increasing To The Benefit Of  Used Car Shoppers
April 12, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  New car sales rates have increased 68% — from 10.4 million in 2009 to 17.5 million in 2015 — since the recession, leading more people to lease instead of buy. The rate of people leasing cars rose 26% year-over-year

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5 Warning Signs For The Auto Industry
April 9, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Even as the auto industry basks in the glow of 2015’s record year in the showroom, several looming threats pose risks to the industry’s momentum. Here are five key warning signs, from discussions at the J.D. Power Automotive Forum hosted

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Car Buyers Clamor For Tesla Despite Reliability Concerns
April 8, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

Pre-orders are piling up for the Tesla Model 3, approaching 300,000 just days after the car’s unveiling. Clearly, questions about whether Tesla’s cars are reliable haven’t made a dent with shoppers. For most car shoppers, dependability is the number one

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Auto Sector Is Driving Canada’s Industrial Revival
April 8, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Global vehicle sales continued to strengthen in February, climbing 3% above a year earlier, alongside ongoing solid job creation across developed markets. More recent data for March points to further solid advance across North America. Mexico led the way,

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Baby-boomers vs. Millenials: Who’s the hard sell?
April 7, 2016 by CARS Magazine

A new study from CarGurus shows the generational divide in attitudes when it comes to purchasing a car. Among the starkest differences, younger shoppers reported a lower degree of satisfaction with their current or most recent car shopping experience (45%

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DesRosiers releases Canadian sales report for March 2016
April 4, 2016 by CARS Magazine

The market continues to see solid sales momentum in March. Sales improved 9.3 percent year-over-year to 175,142 units – the best March on record by a significant margin. It has been a dream start to 2016; sales in the first

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U.S. urged to side with aftermarket on access to vehicle technology
March 16, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Aftermarket associations are calling on the U.S. Copyright Office to extend access to software-enabled components to independent service technicians who act as the agent of the vehicle owner. In response to the Software-Enabled Consumer Products Study released by the U.S. Copyright