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Mann+Hummel awarded Supplier of the Year for a 24th time
June 12, 2019 by Renee Montague

For the 24th time, German component and technology provider Mann+Hummel has been named a supplier of the year to General Motors during the carmaker’s 27th annual ‘Supplier of the Year’ awards ceremony in Detroit. Steve Kiefer, GM senior vice president, global

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ETI draws record crowd to discuss the complexities of modern mobility
June 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The increasing complexity of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and the importance of following proper calibration processes in the service bay took center stage at the Equipment and Tool Institute’s annual Tool Tech conference. Held in Charlotte, N.C., at the

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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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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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AIA to seek legislated solution to vehicle data issues
May 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Board of directors earmarks $250,000 from the association’s reserve accounts to pay for studies and lobbying efforts.

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GM CEO confirms suspicions it will develop electric pickup trucks
May 9, 2019 by Renee Montague

GM has been reluctant to reveal any plans to join the race for an electric pickup… Until now. On April 30 CEO Mary Barra confirmed GM’s commitment to developing a line of full-size electric pickups on a conference call with

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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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B.C. shops admit to low use of ‘right-to-repair’ website
May 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The CASIS website portal, www.OEMRepairInfo.ca could be better utilized by independent repair shops, an ARA survey found.

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GM recalls large pickups for problems with block heater cords
May 6, 2019 by Renee Montague

GM plans to pull 368,000 of its large pickup trucks off the road over concerns of potential short circuits that could lead to fire. So far, there have been 19 reports of fires caused by engine block heater cords, none

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U.S. expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles
May 1, 2019 by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles equipped with bags that may not inflate in a crash. The problem could be responsible for as many as eight deaths. Vehicles

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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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Tesla gears up for fully self driving cars amid skepticism
April 26, 2019 by Michael Liedtke And Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company’s electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years. The technology required to make that quantum leap is