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ZF Aftermarket adapts [pro]Tech Workshop Service for North America
March 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

ZF Aftermarket has adapted its [pro]Tech Workshop Service concept for a North American audience. Independent shops in Europe have had access to the program, which “caters to the everyday needs of technicians” since 2012. According to ZF, the online system

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Autonomous car testing plan aims to boost public confidence
March 13, 2019 by Ramesh Santanam, The Associated Press

Companies testing autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh will have to immediately report crashes resulting in any injuries as part of new guidelines announced Monday intended to boost public confidence in the testing after a deadly accident in Arizona last year. Karina

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Wakefield offers online training with chance to win electric skateboard
March 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Wakefield Canada, the exclusive distributor of Castrol premium products in Canada, has launched a new online self-study program designed to help auto repair shops build trust with their consumers. The program, called Wakefield Connect, offers free on-demand e-learning guides that

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Fitment data compiled for difficult tire and wheels
March 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Hunter Engineering has released data illustrating difficult tire and wheel fitment trends. This data shows a significant shift in growth of difficult tire and wheel assembly fitments throughout the last 15-20 years. Low-profile (45 series or lower), run-flat, large diameter

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TALKING TECH: Cleaning up the diesel
March 2, 2019 by Jeff Taylor

A good understanding of exhaust aftertreatment systems, and the right tools and information are critical to addressing any diesel issues.

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Volvo adds, upgrades electric options
March 1, 2019 by Adam Malik

New and upgraded electrified powertrain options are being made available across Volvo’s full model range going forward. The company’s T8 and T6 twin engine plug-in hybrid powertrains have been upgraded while announcing that plug-in options will now be available on

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Ground breaking electric Chevrolet Volt runs out of juice
February 28, 2019 by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Former GM leader calls says it was a “stepping stone” in the pursuit of fully electric vehicles

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MEMA raises alarm over failed California talks
February 26, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association has issued a warning over collapsed negotiations in California. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were negotiating with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on the Safer

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White House ends California talks on mileage dispute
February 26, 2019 by Ellen Knickmeyer And Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

The Trump administration last week broke off talks on vehicle mileage standards with California, increasing the chances of a court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry. The White House, which has proposed freezing the standards, said it would

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Feds give BlackBerry money for futuristic car development
February 21, 2019 by Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

BlackBerry is getting $40 million in federal funding to help develop technologies that make cars safer, more connected to cyberspace and, eventually, capable of driving themselves. The company is putting $310 million of its own money into the initiative, expected

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AAA: Cold weather can cut electric car range over 40 per cent
February 20, 2019 by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 per cent when interior heaters are used, a new study found. The study of five electric vehicles by the American Automobile Association also found that

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Auto Show highlights technology
February 20, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Canadian International Auto Show is on in Toronto. Car makers are doing their best to woo shoppers by boasted the amount of technology available in their vehicles. Telematics is a big seller from a variety of companies, giving drivers