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North American legislators lagging on vehicle data: AIA president
September 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The president of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) says international governments are moving faster toward securing aftermarket access to vehicle data and OE service information. Jean-Francois Champagne told a webinar audience yesterday that Europeans and Pacific rim governments

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SEMA report offers ADAS test program
September 9, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) has released the first in a series of white papers designed to explain how advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) function. Designed to help manufacturers of performance equipment and accessories to “Customize with Confidence,” the inaugural

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Smartcar and Pitstop partner on fleet maintenance solution
August 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Pitstop, a Canadian firm that has developed predictive analytics software for vehicles, will work with a Silicon Valley company to offer the first hardware-free maintenance tracker for fleets. Toronto-based Pitstop has announced it is partnering with Smartcar, a California company

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Registration open for AIA / NASTF webinar
August 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto service providers are encouraged to register and submit questions for a joint webinar hosted by AIA Canada and the U.S.-based National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF). The information session on Aug. 19 will discuss securing better aftermarket access to OE

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GF-6 designed to protect modern engines
August 11, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  By Allan Janssen A new oil specification that offers better protection for modern engines bring new opportunities for shops to build trust with conscientious vehicle owners. GF-6 oils offer particular benefits to consumers who are determined to preserve the

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GF-6: a significant upgrade to legacy fluids
August 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  The new specification represents a significant upgrade to legacy fluids, allowing service providers to give their customers more confidence in their engine protection. By Allan Janssen The latest oil specification, which made its debut in May, was eight years in

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Techs in a time crunch
August 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  By Allan Janssen John Waraniak pulls no punches when he talks about the impact of advanced automotive technology on the automotive aftermarket. Armed with dozens of arresting slides in his presentation deck, the vice president of vehicle technology for

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Techs in a time crunch
August 4, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Report suggests the rapid pace of changing technology is straining automotive technicians.

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AIA to partner with NASTF on campaign for service info
July 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

AIA Canada and the U.S.-based National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) will hold a joint webinar on Aug. 19 to discuss securing better aftermarket access to OE repair information The ultimate aim is to ensure that all automotive service providers

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FCA and Waymo expand technology partnership
July 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Waymo have cemented plans to expand their autonomous driving technology partnership. Waymo will now work exclusively with FCA as its preferred partner for the development and testing of class 1-3 light commercial vehicles for goods

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Alliance launches summer learning series
July 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance will host exclusive webinars each week throughout the summer for its Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper members. The plans Summer Webinar Series, will be coordinated in partnership with many of the Alliance’s channel partners,

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New report puts Canadian auto fleet into perspective
July 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  The latest edition of the annual Automotive Report from TecAlliance suggests the Canadian light vehicle population could grow to 33,451,422 by 2023. It pegs the 2019 number of vehicles in operation (VIO) at 32,396,756. The 125-page TecAlliance 2020 Automotive