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ASW Conversations: Behind the curtain of EV sales
September 13, 2022 by Adam Malik

  Consumer demand for electric vehicles is high — and at a level ahead of schedule thanks in part to spiking gasoline prices. An already-strained supply chain wasn’t ready to handle the demand and is struggling to keep pace. But

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ADAS following path of J2534: Expert
September 6, 2022 by Adam Malik

J2534 is the standard that is used for reprogramming vehicles and its slow-moving path to being part of a repair shop’s business is one that advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) seem to be following. When J2534 came to be, the work

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SEMA Garage opens in Detroit
August 23, 2022 by Adam Malik

It’s the first-ever research facility dedicated to testing and understanding how the aftermarket can work with ADAS

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Where the latest EV chargers will be installed
August 4, 2022 by Adam Malik

EV Week in Canada in July spurred a number of new announcements for charging stations for electric vehicles by the federal government. In Ontario, a $765,000 investment in Peak Power Inc. to install 117 EV chargers across the province was

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Aspiring techs in Vancouver will learn on an FCEV
July 14, 2022 by Adam Malik

Students part of the automotive service technician program at Vancouver Community College will soon be learning the ins and outs of a fuel cell electric vehicle. The school announced, through an agreement with Toyota Canada, that it has received a

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EV chargers vulnerable to hacking
June 17, 2022 by Adam Malik

A new report is warning that electric vehicle chargers are increasingly becoming targets for hackers. Cybercriminals are said to be capable of shutting down chargers or accessing data through them when a vehicle is plugged in. The findings come from

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ASW Conversations: The ‘Rock and a Hard Place’ for Automakers
June 14, 2022 by Adam Malik

Auto Service World – ASW Conversations: The ‘Rock and a Hard Place’ for Automakers Semiconductors are at the heart of many conversations involving the automotive industry. Shortages caused by increased demand for electronics during the COVID-19 pandemic are hurting new

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ASW Conversations: EVs, sustainability and energy management
May 12, 2022 by Adam Malik

Auto Service World – ASW Conversations: EVs, sustainability and energy management As electric vehicles gain in popularity, attention now turns to how to meet the demands from a power perspective. How do we charge these vehicles? How do we not

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How much money shops lose when sending away ADAS work
May 5, 2022 by Adam Malik

Many vehicles are coming into automotive mechanical and collision shops equipped with advanced driver-assistance system technology these days. The problem is that most of the work concerning ADAS is being sent over to the dealer, according to new research. This

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AIA, Ontario team up on EV training
May 5, 2022 by Adam Malik

A new automotive aftermarket industry training project has been announced between the industry and government. The Automotive Industries Association of Canada said it has partnered with the Ontario government and St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario, to tackle issues around

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New NAPA brand to service EVs, hybrids
April 26, 2022 by Adam Malik

NAPA has officially launched its new banner in Canada to specifically service and repair electric and hybrid vehicles. The NexDrive banner is a network of automotive service centers for next-generation vehicles. As Canadians report greater interest in electric vehicles and

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Honda lays out electrification plan
April 21, 2022 by Adam Malik

Honda is investing tens of billions of dollars to become an electrified automaker. The company announced it will invest about US$40 billion into electrification over the next decade. It will put out 30 fully electric vehicles and be able to