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U.S. vehicles setting new records for fuel efficiency: EPA
March 17, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The U.S. vehicle fleet hit a record for fuel efficiency in 2018 averaging 25.1 miles mpg in real-world driving as it rose 0.2 mpg, according to that company’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The fleet is also preliminarily anticipated to jump

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The agricultural side of ‘Right to Repair’
March 12, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Bloomberg Business Week has taken a look at the right-to-repair movement in the heartland of America, where farmers are demanding access to the software that runs their equipment. The issue, which has been a hot topic in the automotive aftermarket

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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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Canada invests in Ontario’s EV network
February 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

In an effort to spur innovation and encourage the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), the Government of Canada is providing Ontarians with more options to purchase, charge and drive zero emission vehicles. Navdeep Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and

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GM training manager to lead ASE Education Foundation
February 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The ASE Education Foundation has announced the officers for its 2020 board of directors. The new chairman is Chris Wallace, technical training integration manager for General Motors. Vice chairman Ted Hood is the division sales manager of Genuine Parts Company.

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NRS Brakes expands coverage for Hino Trucks
February 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

NRS Brakes has expanded its galvanized brake-pad coverage for Hino Class 4, 5 and 6 trucks. The pads, which are re-engineered to exceed the performance of the original brake pads to help operators reduce downtime, come with the NRS Brakes

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Mahle strikes deal with FCA for data usage
February 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Mahle Aftermarket Service Solutions and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have signed an agreement giving Mahle’s diagnostic tools access to secure vehicle data. According to the deal, Mahle will have “trouble-free access” to FCA’s servers and the ability to retrieve all

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Ford to train on the new Mustang using Bosch VR tech
February 20, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Ford is set to start using a VR solution developed by Bosch to train technicians on the new Mustang Mach-E. Technicians will be able to see how the new all-electric vehicle works, and what they need to know about

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Environment tops Canadians’ reasons to get an EV: J.D. Power
February 4, 2020 by Allan Janssen

What are Canadians looking for in electric vehicles? A new infographic by data company J.D. Power suggests it mostly comes down to saving the environment and saving some bucks. About 70% of Canadians surveyed said the biggest advantage to switching

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Belron calls on Ottawa to encourage but regulate ADAS use
January 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  A new white paper from auto glass service provider Belron calls on the federal government to promote the road-safety benefits of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and put regulations in place that will govern its use and limitations. The

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Technology placing new demands on technicians’ time: research
January 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The rapid pace of changing technology has put automotive technicians in time crunch, according to a new study by IMR Inc. The Illinois-based research company says the core challenge is simply to keep up with system changes and diagnostic procedures.

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COMMENTARY: The future we’re hurtling toward
January 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

We seem to be plagued by a morbid pessimism that advanced technology is undoing our industry.