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Rogers, Sheridan College partnering on autonomous
April 1, 2022 by Adam Malik

Sheridan College and Rogers Communications will partner for the next two years on 5G autonomous vehicle research and development. The program will run through the GTA-area school’s Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI). Rogers and Sheridan study the potential of integrating

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Pushing for better onboard tech safety
February 4, 2022 by Adam Malik

There’s a lack of regulatory oversight into onboard vehicle technology and industry advocates want to see better guidance and consumer awareness. There are many risks around increasingly complex vehicle controls. Concerns have been raised by several advocacy groups over the

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BMW, Blackberry team up on driver assistance
December 23, 2021 by Adam Malik

Blackberry has signed a multi-year agreement with BMW to collaborate and develop technology for the automotive manufacturer’s driver assistance systems. The Waterloo, Ontario-based software company will licence its QNX technology and have a team of engineers working to support developing

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Ford issues three safety recalls
July 19, 2021 by Adam Malik

A series of North America-wide safety recalls were issued by Ford last week. They target issues around steering control, weld issues in the rear wheel axle and battery cable wire harnesses. The recalls affect 850,000 vehicles in North American, including

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Mevotech to host suspension webinar Oct. 28
October 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Canadian chassis manufacturer Mevotech is offering a free webinar looking at the overlooked impacts on aged, overloaded, and modified suspensions. The webinar will be held at 1 p.m. EDT on Oct. 28. The company says aged, overloaded and modified suspensions

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Commentary: Should techs HAVE to be certified?
September 3, 2020 by Allan Haberman

The auto service trade is constantly evolving. Certification should be the price of entry.

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Wix Filters launches refreshed eLearning Center
June 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Wix Filters has launched a new, version of its Filtration eLearning Center, providing multiple curriculum levels specific to the world of filtration, in a convenient online training center. The free online courses, available at WIX eLearning Center, provide intensive,

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Rewards for replacing outstanding Takata airbags
June 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

More than 12 million potentially defective Takata airbags across 19 manufacturers are still in daily use, according to the NHTSA.

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Tech certification critical to public safety, ARA says
February 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen In the era of high-tech motoring, potential dangerous vehicle components, and advanced driver assist systems, technician certification is key to public safety, says the president and CEO of British Columbia’s Automotive Retailers Association (ARA). Adrian Scovell said

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Vehicle inspections to go digital in Ontario
February 10, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Starting with heavy vehicles and expanding to passenger vehicles next year, tablet-based inspections will be the norm.

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Pennsylvania to review emissions test exemptions
January 17, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has decided against proceeding with new legislation that would exempt vehicles eight years and newer from the state’s emissions inspection program. Lawmakers decided instead to commission a study, reviewing the program with input from consumers

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EYE SPY: Hole-y unfit for the roads!
January 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Steve Hackett, owner of Paragon Auto Service in Saskatoon, Sask. sent in this scathing indictment of the lack of mandatory safety inspections. “Unfortunately, this is what is on the roads without inspections,” he wrote. The 1979 Cordoba was towed