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Advancing Vehicle Technology: Friend or foe?
September 17, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

In this, the final article in a seven-part series sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller looks at how shop owners should view the disruptive technology on the horizon of the automotive industry. The short answer is it’s not all that bad! By Jacob Stoller

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Messe Frankfurt to organise Festival of Motoring
September 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Messe Frankfurt and trade publisher Crain Communications are joining forces to launch Festival of Motoring USA. The event will have with static and interactive content from mainstream, exotic, classic cars, and off-road vehicles. Festival of Motoring USA will be held

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Global Brake Safety Council seeks nominations for key position
September 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Scott Lambert’s term as chairman of the Global Brake Safety Council (GBSC) ends at the end of this week. Nominations are now being accepted to fill the position. “Scott has set the course for the GBSC to be a true

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AAPEX 2019 to host ADAS forum
September 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) will host a three-hour Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Forum to prepare auto repair shops for the opportunities and challenges of servicing modern vehicles. The Forum will take place on Thursday, Nov. 7, in

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COMMENTARY: Are we at the end of the I.C.E. Age?
September 10, 2019 by Allen Schaeffer

What industry experts are saying about future of the internal combustion engine.

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Forensics investigator joins Global Brake Safety Council
September 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Brian F. Chase, the lead forensics investigator and expert witness in the Oct. 2018 New York limousine crash, has joined the Global Brake Safety Council. The case he is still involved in, the New York limo crash, was the deadliest vehicle

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Slight uptick in vehicle sales may not be enough to save the year
September 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants is reporting that, for the first time in 17 months, the Canadian market reported a year-over-year increase in new vehicle sales. According to DesRosiers, a total of 182,040 new units were sold in August 2019, up just

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Putting weight – and reliability – back into chassis parts
September 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

As vehicles get lighter, consumers need to be enlightenedabout what that means for their cars.

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Powering up: A look at battery technology
September 5, 2019 by Geoff Kirbyson

By Geoff Kirbyson You might not know it – or even hear it – but there’s a revolution going on under the hood of the modern automobile. With electric cars rolling off dealer lots in increasing numbers and traditional cars

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Gaining market advantage by losing weight
September 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Think aluminum is still the hottest new trend in vehicle lightweighting? A recent article in Advanced Manufacturing magazine suggests aluminum still faces substantial competition from high-strength, ultra-high-strength steels, and composite materials. The article suggests automakers are keeping their options open,

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Knowledge Centre: The Blockchain Economy
August 30, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

Blockchain promises to help shops verify payments, vehicle histories, or the origins of a replacement part… but the transition won’t happen overnight.

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The More Things Change? Lifts
August 30, 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. July 2019: Lifts May 2019: Spark Plugs March 2019: Invoicing Systems The more things change? Take a look