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Chevron Knowledge Centre: How robotics could help techs
August 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Robotics is traditionally viewed as a technology that replaces human workers. Current use cases, however, reflect a very different approach.

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Robotics likely to assist but not replace technicians
August 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

In the fifth in a series of seven articles sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller looks at how technicians of the future might benefit from wearable tech and robotics geared toward ergonomics and safety. By Jacob Stoller Robots have stoked

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AAPEX learning sessions to address top industry trends
August 8, 2019 by Renee Montague

More than 48,000 buyers and 162,000 aftermarket professionals from 126 countries are expected to attend AAPEX 2019 in Las Vegas on November 5-7. AAPEX 2019 will feature the popular New Product and New Packaging Showcases as well as the Technology

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Demand for diesel vehicles is increasing
August 2, 2019 by Renee Montague

A 23% increase in full-size diesel pickup truck sales over Q1 for 2019 shows demand for diesel vehicles as a clean alternative to gas is increasing according to the Diesel Technology Forum. Diesel holds the largest share of alternative vehicle

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EPA report heralds benefits of new clean diesel
July 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is heralding the clean air benefits and fuel savings of updating that country’s fleet of diesel-powered engines since 2008. According to a recently released report, some 67,300 older diesel-powered engines have been upgraded or

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When cars start phoning the shops themselves
July 30, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

In the fourth in a series of seven articles sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller examines the intersection of predictive analytics and telematics. By Jacob Stoller Breakdowns often occur at the worst possible moment, causing untold disruption for driver and

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Chevron Knowledge Centre: When cars start phoning the shops themselves
July 30, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

The connected vehicle that can initiate a service call from the road is now a reality, but barriers must be overcome before independent shops can get into the game.

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Category Focus: Engine Parts
July 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Recently released products in the automotive engine parts space include variable valve timing chain kits from Cloyes, a rear differential cover from Dorman, spark plug wire and boots sleeves from DEI, and a new piston kit from Mahle. Welcome to

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Hybrids in the repair bay: Putting safety first
July 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen If your future includes servicing and maintaining hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles, you need to start getting ready for it now. And step one is making sure you have the knowledge to keep you safe when you

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What will the driverless future look like?
July 29, 2019 by Adam Malik

By Adam Malik A number of high-profile crashes involving autonomous technology have pumped the brakes on excitement levels for such vehicles. Support for autonomous vehicles has stalled around the world. According to the 2019 Deloitte Global Automotive Consumer Study, opinion

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New AASA council rides tech wave
July 29, 2019 by Adam Malik

By Adam Malik While the automotive aftermarket future is bright, it’s also increasingly complex, rapidly evolving, and digitally reliant. Enter the Mobility Technology Council (MTC), a new organization launched exclusively to help aftermarket companies make the most of what lies

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Mitchell 1 names outstanding auto tech student at Calgary conference
July 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Jackson Dietrich from St. Charles, Ill., was named the 2019 Mitchell 1 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student during the 46th annual North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference in Calgary, Alta. Each year, Mitchell 1 recognizes one U.S. or Canadian