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Tesla Motors and Toyota Work Jointly on EV Development, TMC to Invest in Tesla
May 25, 2010 by Auto Service World

Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced that they intend to cooperate on the development of electric vehicles, parts, and production system and engineering support. The two companies intend to form a team of specialists to further

Alignments will increasingly require diagnostics and reset procedures.
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New Wheel Alignment Integrates Diagnostics
May 21, 2010 by Auto Service World

Currently, more than 10 million vehicles throughout North America require Steering Angle Sensor (SAS) reset after a wheel alignment is performed, driving a significant change in the alignment bay. The number of vehicles will rise significantly as manufacturers add electronic

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Proper Tire Inflation Increases Dramatically Since 2003: Survey
May 19, 2010 by Auto Service World

The number of personal vehicles rolling on improperly inflated tires has fallen dramatically since 2003, advancing both road safety and fuel efficiency. The assertion was a key point of a comprehensive study released by the Rubber Association of Canada (RAC)

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IBM, McMaster Collaborate on “Smarter Transportation” Research
May 19, 2010 by Auto Service World

We have all seen the Smart car, now a push is on for a smarter car. McMaster University and IBM Canada Ltd. have launched a research project to investigate how the automotive industry can connect a vehicle’s multiple microprocessors, which

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Continental Introduces Fuel-Saving, All-Season Tire
May 14, 2010 by Auto Service World

Continental Tire introduces its most innovative new tire line to date, the ProContact with EcoPlus Technology. This premium all-season tire was developed to deliver improved fuel economy and treadwear and reduce CO2 emissions. “Today’s consumer is very interested in how to

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Adoption of electric cars will be slow: Deloitte
May 14, 2010 by Auto Service World

A Deloitte Consulting study has found that the high cost and limited performance of electric cars will keep the number of vehicles at only two per cent to five per cent of the U.S. market a decade from now. Reuters,

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New California Test Procedure Includes Diesel Performance
May 14, 2010 by Auto Service World

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has issued its new test procedure and related requirements to obtain Executive Orders (EOs) for emissions-related diesel performance parts. Of note is CARB’s development of a “Parts in Progress List” that identifies companies having

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Delphi and VW Keep Polo Grounds Green, and Blue
May 12, 2010 by Auto Service World

Delphi Corp. and Volkswagen have developed one of the “greenest” diesel systems ever produced with the new 3-cylinder VW Polo BlueMotion. After more than a year of co-development with Volkswagen, Delphi, a global supplier of diesel engine management systems, is

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Super Spec Creates Common Language for EDI in the Automotive Aftermarket
May 11, 2010 by Auto Service World

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) has announced its support of the Super Spec as the industry best practice for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). In close cooperation with AAIA, the Super Spec was developed, maintained and donated by GCommerce, Inc.,

The Canadian Automotive Service Information Standard clears the way for the independent service sector to get access to the same tools and information that car dealers use.
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Right to Repair Agreement Arrives On Time
May 10, 2010 by Auto Service World

The National Automotive Trades Association has announced that the Canadian Automotive Service Information Standard (CASIS) has been implemented on schedule. The CASIS agreement between the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada (AIAM C), the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association (CVMA

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Carquest Returns to CARS 2010 as Exhibitor, Presenter
May 10, 2010 by Auto Service World

Event organizers have announced that Carquest is returning as an exhibitor at the Congress on Automotive Repair & Service (CARS), having not exhibited since 2007. Along with 400 square feet of exhibit space at the Automotive Service & Repair Week

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Ford’s Recycle Your Ride Program ensures vehicles recycled to environmental standards
May 6, 2010 by Auto Service World

Ford’s Recycle Your Ride vehicle retirement program provides consumers an incentive to switch to new Ford vehicles, but also ensures the used vehicles returned through the rebate program are recycled to the highest environmental standards. Each vehicle returned through Ford’s