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Paid Taking Brake Safety to the Next Level
December 5, 2019 by Nucap

Everything in your brake system is galvanized – so why not the brake pads?

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FCC to vote on expanding use of 5.9GHz spectrum
December 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced it will vote on Dec. 12 on a proposal to split the 5.9 GHz spectrum between automotive safety use and Wi-Fi use. FCC chairman Ajit Pai said a lot of people are wondering

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Group pushes for standardized tech names
November 28, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A group of stakeholders in the U.S. auto industry are urging automakers to adopt standardized names for Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technology. The group, which includes the American Automobile Association, Consumer Reports magazine, the consulting firm J.D. Power, and

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Castrol Edge 0W-16 now available from Wakefield
November 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Nov. 26, 2019 — As the automotive market continues to make moves to achieve gains in fuel economy, auto manufacturers are developing engines to operate on lighter viscosity engine oils. Lighter viscosity oils provide less internal resistance and are therefore

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Air springs doesn’t have to be a dealership job!
November 21, 2019 by Allan Janssen

There’s an opportunity for independent repair shops to profit from air suspension work, rather than sending it to the dealership.

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The More Things Change? Wheels
November 21, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Our latest walk down memory lane takes a look at how the manufacturing and marketing of lifts has changed over the years. September 2019:  Wheels July 2019: Lifts May 2019: Spark Plugs March 2019: Invoicing Systems The more things change?

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SafeBraking launches new website
November 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Safebraking has relaunched website with new and updated content curated by a variety of industry experts and resources. The new Safebraking.com website also includes a variety of articles from the board members of the Global Brake Safety Council (GBSC) designed

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Bosch tools certified to access FCA secure gateway module
November 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Bosch says its aftermarket diagnostic scan tools are now certified by FCA U.S. to access the Secure Gateway Module (SGW) on many 2018 and newer FCA vehicles. The SGW unlock feature for its lineup of ADS 325 and ADS 625

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Mevotech develops solution for common bushing failure
November 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mevotech has developed a solution for the premature wear of bushings on a popular police fleet vehicle. The bushing is a part of the Mevotech Supreme brand, known for application specific upgrades above the OE designs. The development was initiated

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Study highlights Canada as ripe for autonomous vehicles
November 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Adam Malik Between industry partner participation and research and development hubs, Canada is in good shape for being among the first countries to see automated vehicles become reality. And chances are those in Southern Ontario are going to see

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Fiat-Chrysler to join forces with PSA to create 4th largest carmaker
November 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group (formerly Peugeot Citroën Moteurs) plan to join forces through a 50-50 share swap to create the world’s fourth-largest automaker. FCA and PSA announced yesterday that they aimed to reach a binding deal to create

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EVs could cause 11% spike in Canadian electricity demand
October 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Rapid adoption of electric vehicles in Canada could also cause an 11% spike in Canadian electricity demand, analysts at Ernst & Young (EY) predict. They say the expected fleet of some 13.2 million electric vehicles on Canadian roads by 2030