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AAA warns of AEB issues
April 12, 2024 by Adam Malik

While automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems have provided benefits to drivers, they’re not foolproof, the American Automobile Association is warning. Recent research from AAA put the spotlight on the performance of reverse AEB systems, specifically those equipped with rear cross-traffic

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The high price tag of EV, ADAS shop upgrades
March 21, 2024 by Adam Malik

Shops are being urged to prepare for significantly changing vehicle technologies that will soon have significant chunks of the overall car parc. But what can they afford? A shop debating between focusing on the electric vehicle market or being able

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Can heads-up displays help against distracted driving?
March 3, 2024 by Adam Malik

In response to distracted driving contributing to a quarter of all road accidents, with young drivers particularly prone to using technology while on the move, experts are turning to Heads-Up Display (HUD) technology as a potential remedy. According to a

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When vehicle owners say dependability declines
February 15, 2024 by Adam Malik

A recent study by J.D. Power reveals a noticeable decline in vehicle dependability three years post-purchase, marking a concerning trend for vehicle owners across the U.S. The 2024 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study highlighted an increase in the number of problems

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Drivers uncomfortable with automakers sharing their data
February 6, 2024 by Adam Malik

Most drivers would buy a car with less technology to protect their privacy, a study has found. A recent survey report by Kaspersky reported that seven in 10 (72 per cent) of drivers are uncomfortable with automakers sharing their personal

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Industry looking for lightweighting options for EVs
January 30, 2024 by Adam Malik

The recent CES event showcased how automakers and suppliers are looking at ways to lightweight electric vehicles to help boost range and curb range anxiety. Today’s lithium-ion batteries can only take EVs so far. The BBC explored lightweighting strategies being

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Barriers shop owners face in EV, ADAS prep
January 23, 2024 by Adam Malik

Most shop owners are preparing for the upcoming technological challenges of servicing electric vehicles and those equipped with advanced driver assistance systems — but they certainly expect challenges ahead. Advisory firm Roland Berger partnered with the Midwest Auto Care Alliance

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The 4 vehicle technologies you need to know
January 11, 2024 by Adam Malik

Many new technologies are soon going to be heavily penetrating the new vehicle fleet and the aftermarket needs to be prepared to work with and accommodate them as they service vehicles equipped with the technology, urged an industry expert. Todd

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Enhanced Media: Helping the EV transition with Darryl Croft, EV World, Winter 2023
January 3, 2024 by Adam Malik

Thanks for tuning in to the Enhanced Media segment for the Winter issue of EV World. Hit the banner above to listen in as we share more from managing editor Adam Malik’s conversation with Darryl Croft, president of the Electric

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How AVs and EVs will work together
December 8, 2023 by Adam Malik

In the middle of the last decade, autonomous vehicles were all the rage. All many experts could talk about was how the technology was roaring to the forefront and that we’d essentially be driven everywhere by a robot. That hasn’t

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How AI can help the aftermarket
October 27, 2023 by Adam Malik

It has been said that data is the new oil — which is fitting when talking about it in the context of vehicles as both are key components of the automotive industry today. A discussion at a recent conference looked

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Why consumers are losing confidence in autonomous
October 26, 2023 by Adam Malik

Trust in fully automated, self-driving vehicles has fallen for the second year in a row. The J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Mobility Confidence Index (MCI) Study reported that the index score for consumer automated vehicle readiness dropped two points to 37