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Volvo’s European models to warn each other of hazards
April 22, 2019 by Adam Malik

Volvo Cars is introducing connected safety technologies to its vehicles in Europe. As the evolution of the connected car continues to grow, the technology from Volvo will allow its vehicles to communicate with each other and alert drivers of slippery

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Electric car makers woo Chinese buyers with range, features
April 17, 2019 by Joe McDonald, The Associated Press

Automakers showcased electric SUVs and sedans with longer range and luxury features Tuesday at the Shanghai auto show, wooing Chinese buyers as Beijing slashes subsidies that helped to launch the industry. Two of China’s biggest state-owned automakers unveiled models they

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Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany
April 16, 2019 by David McHugh, The Associated Press

German prosecutors charged former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others with fraud in the emissions cheating scandal that has helped turn many Europeans against diesel engines and accelerated the push toward electric cars. Prosecutors said Monday that Winterkorn knew

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B.C. wants zero emission cars, trucks by 2040
April 12, 2019 by The Canadian Press

All light-duty cars and trucks sold in British Columbia would have to be zero-emission by 2040 under legislation tabled recently. Energy Minister Michelle Mungall says the Zero Emission Vehicles Act aims to fight climate change by phasing out gas-powered vehicles.

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Denso pumping more money into electrification
April 11, 2019 by Adam Malik

Denso is making an aggressive push towards the development and production of electrified automotive products, systems and technologies. The mobility supplier announced an investment of US$1.6 billion over the next three years to boost its performance in the space as

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New Product: ATE hydraulic control unit from Continental
April 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Continental says its new ATE MK60 Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) can eliminate the need to replace the entire brake control (ECU) unit when only the HCU needs replacement. Developed as an original part for direct aftermarket replacement, the ATE HCU

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AIA’s new ASAP program holds EV primer event
April 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Shop owners and technicians get a crash-course on what it will take to tackle hybrid repairs.

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Denso opens new technical centre
April 10, 2019 by Adam Malik

Mobility supplier Denso is opening a new facility geared towards cutting-edge aftermarket products and services. These technologies will centre around automotive inspection and telematics systems in an effort to focus on aftermarket services and open up greater access to vehicle

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Canada’s EV charging network growing up as numbers, power improve
April 8, 2019 by Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press

The electric vehicle road trip is becoming a practical reality as an increasing number of players work to close gaps in Canada’s fast-charger networks and ease fears of getting stranded along the way. New entrants like Petro-Canada and Electrify Canada

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Collisions drive autonomous tech to forefront
April 5, 2019 by Adam Malik

It’s simple cause and effect – having more vehicles on roads around the world means more collisions. With the global vehicle count at about 1.32 billion – a number that has doubled over the last 20 years – a number

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New vehicle sales down for 13th straight month in Canada
April 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

DesRosier Automotive Consulting is reporting declining new vehicle sales in Canada during the month of March. The drop of 2.5% in March continues the downward trend that began in the same month last year, and marks the 13th consecutive month

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Global Brake Safety Council heralds safety-related catalogue update
March 28, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Global Brake Safety Council (GBSC) is calling a recent update to the Friction Materials Standards Institute (FSMI) catalogue a “remarkable improvement in the advancement of brake pad safety for consumers.” The update acknowledges the fact that certain vehicle applications