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Majority stake in OEConnection is sold
August 15, 2019 by Renee Montague

Private equity firm, Genstar Capital will acquire a majority stake in OEConnection from Providence Equity Partners with Ford and GM to retain minority investments. OEConnection (OEC) was founded in 2000 to provide high-quality technology solutions to automakers and franchised dealers

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14,000 Ford Explorers, Lincoln Aviators recalled
August 14, 2019 by Renee Montague

. . . . . . . . Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 14,000 of its 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles in the U.S. and Canada that are at risk of moving unintentionally due to potentially

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Chevron Knowledge Centre: How robotics could help techs
August 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Robotics is traditionally viewed as a technology that replaces human workers. Current use cases, however, reflect a very different approach.

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Robotics likely to assist but not replace technicians
August 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

In the fifth in a series of seven articles sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller looks at how technicians of the future might benefit from wearable tech and robotics geared toward ergonomics and safety. By Jacob Stoller Robots have stoked

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July vehicle sales still down, but some brands showing ‘signs of life’
August 2, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Approximately 173,533 light vehicles were sold in Canada during July 2019— a drop of some 1,784 units compared to July 2018’s sales figures. Despite the decline — a common refrain every month this year — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says some

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When cars start phoning the shops themselves
July 30, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

In the fourth in a series of seven articles sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller examines the intersection of predictive analytics and telematics. By Jacob Stoller Breakdowns often occur at the worst possible moment, causing untold disruption for driver and

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Chevron Knowledge Centre: When cars start phoning the shops themselves
July 30, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

The connected vehicle that can initiate a service call from the road is now a reality, but barriers must be overcome before independent shops can get into the game.

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June light vehicle sales down 21.3% compared to last June: DesRosiers
July 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Canadian passenger car sales decreased 21.3% in June and 15.1% in the first half of 2019, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. Much of the volume lost in the first half came from the compact car segment, down over 25,000 units

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Chevron Knowledge Centre: Acquiring know-how in the virtual world
July 15, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

In the third of a series of articles sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller looks at the technology used to power realistic gaming environments… and when it might be coming to the automotive repair shop.

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Acquiring know-how in the virtual world
July 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

In the third of a series of articles sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller looks at the technology used to power realistic gaming environments… and when it might be coming to the automotive repair shop. By Jacob Stoller Picture this

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GM recalls Canadian pickups over fire risk
July 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A GM truck recall has been issued in Canada for more than 159,000 units of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra half-ton and heavy-duty trucks equipped with the power sliding rear window. According to the company, more than 159,000 units

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Mazda recalls 262,000 vehicles to fix engine stall problem
July 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mazda is recalling more than 262,000 SUVs and cars in the U.S. to fix a software problem that could cause the engines to stall unexpectedly. The recall covers certain Mazda6 midsize sedans and CX-5 SUVs from the 2018 and 2019