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SafeBraking launches new website
November 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Safebraking has relaunched website with new and updated content curated by a variety of industry experts and resources. The new Safebraking.com website also includes a variety of articles from the board members of the Global Brake Safety Council (GBSC) designed

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Bosch tools certified to access FCA secure gateway module
November 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Bosch says its aftermarket diagnostic scan tools are now certified by FCA U.S. to access the Secure Gateway Module (SGW) on many 2018 and newer FCA vehicles. The SGW unlock feature for its lineup of ADS 325 and ADS 625

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Mevotech develops solution for common bushing failure
November 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mevotech has developed a solution for the premature wear of bushings on a popular police fleet vehicle. The bushing is a part of the Mevotech Supreme brand, known for application specific upgrades above the OE designs. The development was initiated

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Study highlights Canada as ripe for autonomous vehicles
November 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Adam Malik Between industry partner participation and research and development hubs, Canada is in good shape for being among the first countries to see automated vehicles become reality. And chances are those in Southern Ontario are going to see

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Fiat-Chrysler to join forces with PSA to create 4th largest carmaker
November 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group (formerly Peugeot Citroën Moteurs) plan to join forces through a 50-50 share swap to create the world’s fourth-largest automaker. FCA and PSA announced yesterday that they aimed to reach a binding deal to create

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EVs could cause 11% spike in Canadian electricity demand
October 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Rapid adoption of electric vehicles in Canada could also cause an 11% spike in Canadian electricity demand, analysts at Ernst & Young (EY) predict. They say the expected fleet of some 13.2 million electric vehicles on Canadian roads by 2030

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Future success hinges on tools and training: AIA
October 24, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Analyst from Conference Board of Canada offers view on coming technology and how it may disrupt or enhance the auto service and repair industry.

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SEMA sues U.S. government over Replica Car Law
October 21, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has filed a petition in federal appellate court to require the government to allow replica car manufacturers to immediately begin production. Under a 2015 law—the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act)—low volume

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Penticton team to compete at SEMA “Battle of the Builders”
October 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The team at Penticton’s Throttle Thrashers are heading to SEMA to show off their tricked out 2013 Scion FR-S in the annual Battle of the Builders competition. Chelsie Lesnoski, and her business partners Reb Lesnoski and Cole Marten, spent a

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Hyundai to invest $35 billion in auto tech – including flying cars
October 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Hyundai Motor Group said it plans to invest 41 trillion won ($34.65 billion) in mobility technology and strategic investments by 2025, as South Korea’s top automaker accelerates its attempts to catch up in the self-driving car race. The plan, which

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Volvo Cars announces plans to radically reduce carbon emissions
October 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Volvo Cars has launched one of the most ambitious plans in the automotive industry, aiming to reduce its lifecycle carbon footprint per car by 40 per cent between 2018 and 2025. Announced this morning, it is the first tangible step

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Pennzoil says three Platinum oils ready for GF-6
October 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Pennzoil says it has completed the relevant testing protocols for the new ILSAC GF-6 oil standard. The company anticipates three of its Platinum oil products, in a wide range of viscosities, will meet the standard, which is set to launch