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What type of vehicle catches fire most often?
February 11, 2022 by Adam Malik

A common worry among potential electric vehicle owners is the possibility of a fire. But the fear appears to be overblown, according to new research. Turns out, hybrids lead the way when it comes to the risk of catching fire

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Right to repair bill introduced in Canada
February 8, 2022 by Adam Malik

A bill focused on ‘right to repair’ is back on the table in Canada. Legislation was introduced in Canada by Brian Masse, an NDP member of Parliament representing Windsor West in Ontario, as a private member’s bill. If passed, the

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Pushing for better onboard tech safety
February 4, 2022 by Adam Malik

There’s a lack of regulatory oversight into onboard vehicle technology and industry advocates want to see better guidance and consumer awareness. There are many risks around increasingly complex vehicle controls. Concerns have been raised by several advocacy groups over the

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Quebec tightens ZEV target date
February 3, 2022 by Adam Malik

Quebec wants only zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) sold in the province by 2035. The provincial government is proposing a change to the ZEV standard to that 100 per cent of auto sales in Quebec are of vehicles emitting no emissions. The

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VW, Bosch teaming up on automated software
February 2, 2022 by Adam Malik

Cariad, the software subsidiary of Volkswagen, and Bosch are working together to develop automated vehicle software for use in the automaker’s vehicles. The two companies made the joint announcement Jan. 25. “The companies want to make partially and highly automated

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ASW Conversations: What’s the future of autonomous?
January 25, 2022 by Adam Malik

Auto Service World · ASW Conversations: What’s the future of autonomous? Autonomous vehicles were all anyone could talk about just a few years ago but the challenges in getting the technology ready and integrated into society are only delaying what’s

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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