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Where Canada ranks in AV readiness
March 8, 2022 by Adam Malik

The United States leads the world in readiness for autonomous vehicles. Canada just missed out on the top five, placing sixth overall. Insurance comparison website Confused.com graded preparedness for AVs for countries around the world. It scored the countries on

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The training techs should get for EVs
March 3, 2022 by Adam Malik

Working with electric vehicles means automotive service and repair technicians need to up their training and pack their patience. If the thought of electrical knowledge “makes you sweat,” then Ben Johnson, director of product management at Mitchell 1, recommends you

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ASW Conversations: Examining LiDAR, and its impact on shops
February 22, 2022 by Adam Malik

Auto Service World — ASW Conversations: Examining LiDAR, and its impact on shops LiDAR, Light Detection and Ranging, is quickly becoming the preferred option for autonomous vehicles. In our latest episode of ASW Conversations, host Peter Bulmer speaks with Rick

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The group trying to raise the profile of AVs
February 22, 2022 by Adam Malik

A campaign to inform Canadian consumers and policy makers about automated vehicles is underway. Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) launched PAVE Canada as a non-profit partnership of organizations raising awareness about the potential and the reality of automated vehicle

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Why experts say we should probably forget about autonomous vehicles
February 17, 2022 by Adam Malik

So much can change in just a few years. It wasn’t that long ago when autonomous vehicles were all the rage. About three years ago, many figured we would see start seeing fully autonomous vehicles on our roads by now.

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Why it will take time to learn how to service EVs
February 15, 2022 by Adam Malik

Rome wasn’t built in a day and automotive technicians won’t become experts in servicing electric vehicles overnight, advised an industry expert. The best tool in the toolbox of a technician is their experience, said Ben Johnson, director of product management

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What type of vehicle catches fire most often?
February 11, 2022 by Adam Malik

A common worry among potential electric vehicle owners is the possibility of a fire. But the fear appears to be overblown, according to new research. Turns out, hybrids lead the way when it comes to the risk of catching fire

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Right to repair bill introduced in Canada
February 8, 2022 by Adam Malik

A bill focused on ‘right to repair’ is back on the table in Canada. Legislation was introduced in Canada by Brian Masse, an NDP member of Parliament representing Windsor West in Ontario, as a private member’s bill. If passed, the

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Pushing for better onboard tech safety
February 4, 2022 by Adam Malik

There’s a lack of regulatory oversight into onboard vehicle technology and industry advocates want to see better guidance and consumer awareness. There are many risks around increasingly complex vehicle controls. Concerns have been raised by several advocacy groups over the

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Quebec tightens ZEV target date
February 3, 2022 by Adam Malik

Quebec wants only zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) sold in the province by 2035. The provincial government is proposing a change to the ZEV standard to that 100 per cent of auto sales in Quebec are of vehicles emitting no emissions. The

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VW, Bosch teaming up on automated software
February 2, 2022 by Adam Malik

Cariad, the software subsidiary of Volkswagen, and Bosch are working together to develop automated vehicle software for use in the automaker’s vehicles. The two companies made the joint announcement Jan. 25. “The companies want to make partially and highly automated

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ASW Conversations: What’s the future of autonomous?
January 25, 2022 by Adam Malik

Auto Service World · ASW Conversations: What’s the future of autonomous? Autonomous vehicles were all anyone could talk about just a few years ago but the challenges in getting the technology ready and integrated into society are only delaying what’s