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Part maker fined for bid-rigging
October 22, 2018 by The Canadian Press

Japanese car parts manufacturer INOAC Corp. has been fined $1.3 million by Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice after it pleaded guilty to rigging bids. The Competition Bureau says its investigation determined that INOAC entered into illegal agreements with a competing

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NATA plans strategic realignment
October 15, 2018 by Allan Janssen

National Automotive Trades Association invites input from industry players.

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Toyota issues recall to fix air bag problem
October 15, 2018 by Adam Malik

Toyota is recalling nearly 188,000 pickup trucks, SUVs and cars worldwide because the air bags may not inflate in a crash. The recall covers 2018 and 2019 Tundra pickups and Sequoia SUVs as well as 2019 Avalon sedans. Toyota says

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Tesla’s autopilot is better than you, statistically
October 12, 2018 by Adam Malik

When it’s machine versus man, it’s more likely you’ll be exchanging insurance information with man, according to data released by the electric-car maker Tesla. In the first quarterly report on the safety of its autonomous vehicles, Tesla said it recorded

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Nissan, Infiniti to offer CarFax subscription on certified used vehicles
October 10, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Carfax has expanded its role in the Nissan and Infiniti Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) programs to boost customer retention at certified dealerships. As part of the program benefits, Nissan and Infiniti CPO buyers now get enrolled in the free myCarfax service

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Honda invests in GM’s autonomous unit
October 5, 2018 by The Associated Press

General Motors and Honda will team up on self-driving vehicle technology as big automakers and tech giants race to develop the next generation of personal transportation. Japan’s Honda Motor Co. will invest $2.75 billion in the autonomous vehicle unit run

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NATA fills one of two empty executive posts
October 4, 2018 by Allan Janssen

The National Automotive Trades Association (NATA) has voted to replace its departed secretary-treasurer. John Norris, executive director of the Hamilton District Autobody Repair Association (HARA) and the head of Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) will serve as interim secretary-treasurer, replacing

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September car sales drop by nearly 14,000 units
October 2, 2018 by Allan Janssen

USMCA may have something to do with precipitous drop in sales, say analysts at DesRosiers Automotive Consultants.

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OMVIC chief touring Ontario to meet with dealerships
September 21, 2018 by Allan Janssen

The head of Ontario’s automotive regulating group is going on the road to meet industry players, share idea, and answer questions. John Carmichael, CEO and registrar for the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) and a few of his key

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New competition expected to emerge
September 20, 2018 by Adam Malik

As the import market continues to grow, jobbers could face increased competition

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Dealerships winning battle for repair dollars: J.D. Power survey
September 18, 2018 by Allan Janssen

Independent aftermarket shops are getting more vehicle service occasions in Canada, but dealerships are capturing a bigger share of the spend, according to an annual survey by J.D. Power. According to the annual Canada Customer Service Index Long-Term Study, non-dealer

Next-Generation Chevy Camaro to Be Built in the U.S.
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More than 1 million SUVs, trucks recalled by GM
September 13, 2018 by The Associated Press

General Motors is recalling more than a million big pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S. because of power-assisted steering problems that have been cited in a number of accidents. GM says the power steering can fail momentarily during a