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Electronics company unveils EV plans
January 21, 2022 by Adam Malik

Sony, the company perhaps best known for its televisions and stereos, is moving closer to entering the electric vehicle space. Sony Group Corp. announced its new electric-vehicle unit, Sony Mobility Inc., at CES 2022. It also unveiled a prototype of

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Japan moving towards L4 autonomous
January 18, 2022 by Adam Malik

The Japanese market may soon become the next hot spot for autonomous vehicles. Japan’s National Police Agency has been given the go-ahead to create a legal framework for Level 4 self-driving cars within limited areas. L4, considered ‘high driving automation,’

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How shops should choose their EV focus
January 13, 2022 by Adam Malik

If your shop is in an area with few Chevrolet electric vehicles, it doesn’t make sense to train your techs on those vehicles. Industry analysts recommend focusing on the vehicles common in your area so that you’re able to service

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Toyota pumps more money into EV development
January 6, 2022 by Adam Malik

Toyota is upping the pace of its electrification ambitions following new investments into electric vehicle technology. The move to pump US$70 billion into its plans seems to be with the intention of moving ahead of market leaders like Tesla, the

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BMW, Blackberry team up on driver assistance
December 23, 2021 by Adam Malik

Blackberry has signed a multi-year agreement with BMW to collaborate and develop technology for the automotive manufacturer’s driver assistance systems. The Waterloo, Ontario-based software company will licence its QNX technology and have a team of engineers working to support developing

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The 4 new service opportunities with EVs
December 16, 2021 by Adam Malik

Automotive repair shops will be able to find regular business with electric vehicles through four main categories: Range maintenance, torque protection, health reports and cooling protection. These four were highlighted in a recent report put out jointly by the Auto

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Analysis: Future of self-driving electric vehicles
December 9, 2021 by Swamini Kulkarni

Race of automakers fuels rapid adoption

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Toyota’s gamble on hydrogen
December 7, 2021 by Adam Malik

Toyota is putting a number of chips on the table when it comes to hydrogen technology in vehicles, according to an industry analysis. Through both fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and hydrogen-powered engines, the Japanese automaker is moving its move to

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EV automaker announces launch
December 2, 2021 by Adam Malik

An Ontario-based electric vehicle manufacturer has announced it will launch in 2023 with next-generation fully electric vehicles for the global automotive marketplace. Trouvé Victory Inc.’s vehicles will include 18-minute quick charge capabilities and an overnight full charge in 4 hours.

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EVs need to be lighter, profs urge
November 18, 2021 by Adam Malik

Electric vehicles are too heavy, creating a greater risk for death in a collision, a trio of professors warned in a recent paper. Electric vehicles are growing in popularity with expectations of them making up half of all vehicles sold

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EV components will grow but don’t write off ICE just yet: Report
November 10, 2021 by Adam Malik

Companies supplying components for electric vehicles are poised for growth. But those that aren’t will not necessarily be in decline, however. At least, not yet. Suppliers making products that support propulsion using an internal combustion engine (ICE), are either stagnant

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Why repair needs are only going to grow
November 9, 2021 by Adam Malik

As more technology is added to vehicles, the more likely owners of those vehicles will be visiting an automotive repair and service shop for help, according to an analytics company leader. Renee Stephens, vice president of We Predict, a predictive