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SEMA sues U.S. government over Replica Car Law
October 21, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has filed a petition in federal appellate court to require the government to allow replica car manufacturers to immediately begin production. Under a 2015 law—the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act)—low volume

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Penticton team to compete at SEMA “Battle of the Builders”
October 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The team at Penticton’s Throttle Thrashers are heading to SEMA to show off their tricked out 2013 Scion FR-S in the annual Battle of the Builders competition. Chelsie Lesnoski, and her business partners Reb Lesnoski and Cole Marten, spent a

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Hyundai to invest $35 billion in auto tech – including flying cars
October 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Hyundai Motor Group said it plans to invest 41 trillion won ($34.65 billion) in mobility technology and strategic investments by 2025, as South Korea’s top automaker accelerates its attempts to catch up in the self-driving car race. The plan, which

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Volvo Cars announces plans to radically reduce carbon emissions
October 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Volvo Cars has launched one of the most ambitious plans in the automotive industry, aiming to reduce its lifecycle carbon footprint per car by 40 per cent between 2018 and 2025. Announced this morning, it is the first tangible step

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Pennzoil says three Platinum oils ready for GF-6
October 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Pennzoil says it has completed the relevant testing protocols for the new ILSAC GF-6 oil standard. The company anticipates three of its Platinum oil products, in a wide range of viscosities, will meet the standard, which is set to launch

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IHS Markit acquires emissions compliance company
October 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Automotive data company IHS Markit has announced the acquisition of Novation Analytics, a specialist provider of software solutions, data analysis, and advisory services to the automotive industry. Novation Analytics focuses on the modelling of vehicle energy efficiency and CO2 emissions

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Bosch, Castrol team up on shop program in U.S. and China
October 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The automotive aftermarket division of Robert Bosch GmbH and Castrol have announced a partnership to open 25 co-branded repair shops in the U.S., and another 25 in China. The pilot phase started in Orlando, Fla., and Suzhou, China this month.

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‘Repair It Right’ issues rallying cry for industry unity
October 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Organizers and supporters of the new “Repair It Right” program issued a rallying cry for industry unity on Tuesday night. About 35 people – representing provincial and national associations, parts distributors, manufacturers, repair chains, and industry trade publications – were asked

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Cloyes to present during PERA webinar
October 9, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Senior members of the Cloyes technical team will present a primer on timing drive systems during an Oct. 16 webinar hosted by the Production Engine Remanufacturers Association. Cloyes vice president of engineering Jason Thompson and Cloye’s technical support manager Cody

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Cardone launches technical video competition
October 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Cardone Industries is challenging automotive technicians to share their installation videos for a chance to win $5,000. The latest edition of Cardone’s popular video competition is now underway. Based on the success of the first three contests, Cardone has renewed

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AAPEX to feature ‘Ted Talk’ style presentations
October 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Industry experts and technical trainers will offer quick learning presentations on new products, technologies, and trends on the “Let’s Tech” stage at AAPEX 2019, The presentations will be modeled after the popular TED Talks, with Let’s Tech speakers delivering short,

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How you should view disruptive technology
September 27, 2019 by Allan Janssen

In this, the final article in a seven-part series sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller looks at how shop owners should view the disruptive technology on the horizon of the automotive industry. The short answer is it’s not all that bad! By Jacob Stoller