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NRS Brakes expands coverage for Hino Trucks
February 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

NRS Brakes has expanded its galvanized brake-pad coverage for Hino Class 4, 5 and 6 trucks. The pads, which are re-engineered to exceed the performance of the original brake pads to help operators reduce downtime, come with the NRS Brakes

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Mahle strikes deal with FCA for data usage
February 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Mahle Aftermarket Service Solutions and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have signed an agreement giving Mahle’s diagnostic tools access to secure vehicle data. According to the deal, Mahle will have “trouble-free access” to FCA’s servers and the ability to retrieve all

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Ford to train on the new Mustang using Bosch VR tech
February 20, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Ford is set to start using a VR solution developed by Bosch to train technicians on the new Mustang Mach-E. Technicians will be able to see how the new all-electric vehicle works, and what they need to know about

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Environment tops Canadians’ reasons to get an EV: J.D. Power
February 4, 2020 by Allan Janssen

What are Canadians looking for in electric vehicles? A new infographic by data company J.D. Power suggests it mostly comes down to saving the environment and saving some bucks. About 70% of Canadians surveyed said the biggest advantage to switching

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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