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Despite objections, FCC divides 5.9 GHz band
December 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The frequency known as “the vehicle safety spectrum” will soon be used for non-automotive applications. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Dec. 12 to share the 5.9 GHz band with other uses, such as Wi-Fi. The ruling was

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APD Training Division caps off a record year
December 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Automotive Parts Distributors ( APD ) reports that over 753 students participated in its training classes, offered in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Lloydminster over the calendar year. These technical class numbers don’t include the online courses offered through APD’s programs.

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Toyota Canada makes largest single donation to a Canadian university
December 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) is partnering with the University of Waterloo to advance engineering education. Supported by a $2.1 million investment, the largest single donation by TMMC to any Canadian University, the partnership will launch a unique undergraduate engineering

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Hunter earns its 300th patent
December 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Hunter Engineering was recently granted its 300th US patent. Hunter is the first company in the undercar equipment industry to reach this milestone. Hunter has a team of 75+ mechanical, electrical and software engineers who are responsible for the exclusive

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Paid Taking Brake Safety to the Next Level
December 5, 2019 by Nucap

Everything in your brake system is galvanized – so why not the brake pads?

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FCC to vote on expanding use of 5.9GHz spectrum
December 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced it will vote on Dec. 12 on a proposal to split the 5.9 GHz spectrum between automotive safety use and Wi-Fi use. FCC chairman Ajit Pai said a lot of people are wondering

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Group pushes for standardized tech names
November 28, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A group of stakeholders in the U.S. auto industry are urging automakers to adopt standardized names for Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technology. The group, which includes the American Automobile Association, Consumer Reports magazine, the consulting firm J.D. Power, and

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Castrol Edge 0W-16 now available from Wakefield
November 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Nov. 26, 2019 — As the automotive market continues to make moves to achieve gains in fuel economy, auto manufacturers are developing engines to operate on lighter viscosity engine oils. Lighter viscosity oils provide less internal resistance and are therefore

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Air springs doesn’t have to be a dealership job!
November 21, 2019 by Allan Janssen

There’s an opportunity for independent repair shops to profit from air suspension work, rather than sending it to the dealership.

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The More Things Change? Wheels
November 21, 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. September 2019:  Wheels July 2019: Lifts May 2019: Spark Plugs March 2019: Invoicing Systems The more things change?

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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