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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.

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SEMA expands regional qualifiers for its ‘battle of the builders’ competition
January 13, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Young builders age 27 or younger will have 13 opportunities to win an all-expense-paid trip to the 2020 SEMA Show as part of the SEMA Battle of the Builders Young Guns Regional Competition.

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OE info on the agenda at AARO symposium
January 10, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Special speakers at the Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario (AARO) annual symposium will discuss the latest efforts to ensure OE service information is readily available to independent service providers. The event, to be held at Holiday Inn Oakville Centre today

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It’s what’s on the inside that counts
January 9, 2020 by Adam Malik

People spend most of their time at home or at work. Auto experts predict consumers will soon have a third space for rest, relaxation a productivity: their car.

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New car sales in Canada down 3.6% last year
January 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says Canadian new-car sales posted their second annual decrease in a row last year. According to DesRosiers, some 1,914,357 units were sold in 2019, a decrease of 3.6% when compared to 2018. This shortcoming marked the first

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Robots won’t take over any time soon: federal report
January 3, 2020 by The Canadian Press

By Jordan Press The Canadian Press – Newly released documents show that top government officials believe there’s no imminent threat that artificial intelligence and robots will displace large segments of the Canadian workforce. In work done last year, federal experts

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Excessive speed caused Tesla crash that killed two: NTSB
December 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

DETROIT (AP) — Speed of over a hundred miles per hour on a curve caused a 2018 crash and fire in Florida that killed the teenage driver of a Tesla Model S and a passenger, federal investigators have concluded. The

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Share Now, formerly Car2go, to stop Vancouver, Montreal operations
December 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Share Now, the company formerly known as Car2go, will stop operating in North America at the end of February. The company says in a statement that it will cease its Montreal and Vancouver operations on Feb. 29, 2020. Share Now

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Despite objections, FCC divides 5.9 GHz band
December 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The frequency known as “the vehicle safety spectrum” will soon be used for non-automotive applications. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Dec. 12 to share the 5.9 GHz band with other uses, such as Wi-Fi. The ruling was

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APD Training Division caps off a record year
December 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Automotive Parts Distributors ( APD ) reports that over 753 students participated in its training classes, offered in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Lloydminster over the calendar year. These technical class numbers don’t include the online courses offered through APD’s programs.