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For-hire drivers fail to respond to vehicle recalls: Consumer Reports
May 28, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Consumer watchdog reports that many ride-hail vehicles have outstanding issues that could cause engine failure, accidents, and car fires.

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We’re on the cusp of an EV boom, analysts agree
May 23, 2019 by Adam Malik

Challenge will fall to repairers to understand the different drivetrain technologies.

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We’re on the cusp of an EV boom, analysts agree
May 23, 2019 by Adam Malik

Challenge will fall to repairers to understand the different drivetrain technologies.

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New CAV testing ground to open in Ottawa
May 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A new testing ground for L5 connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) is expected to contribute to the Ontario economy and set the province up to become a leader in new transportation technology. A group dubbed “Invest Ottawa” has launched the

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The hot topic in training? Getting ready for BEVs and hybrids
May 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Yves Racette, owner of Y. Racette Consulting, was in Toronto on Saturday to give an introductory class on working on battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and hybrids. The class, held at Bento’s Auto and Tire Centre on Dundas Street West, focused mainly

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AIA to seek legislated solution to vehicle data issues
May 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Board of directors earmarks $250,000 from the association’s reserve accounts to pay for studies and lobbying efforts.

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GM CEO confirms suspicions it will develop electric pickup trucks
May 9, 2019 by Renee Montague

GM has been reluctant to reveal any plans to join the race for an electric pickup… Until now. On April 30 CEO Mary Barra confirmed GM’s commitment to developing a line of full-size electric pickups on a conference call with

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Spectra Premium invests in Swedish facility
May 2, 2019 by Adam Malik

Spectra Premium Industries announced through its European subsidiary, TechROi Fuel Systems AB (TFS) that it has invested in a new stainless steel fuel tank assembly line in Trollhättan, Sweden. The new facility, to open in October 2019, will involve manufacturing

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More automotive service is being booked online
April 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Data analysts at Frost & Sullivan expect upwards of US$400 million in service work to be booked online worldwide. Europe leads the way in what Frost & Sullivan calls “the Uberization of vehicle services.” There is growing consumer acceptance there

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Tesla gears up for fully self driving cars amid skepticism
April 26, 2019 by Michael Liedtke And Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company’s electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years. The technology required to make that quantum leap is

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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