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New Location, Name Planned for Welcome Reception at ASRW
July 28, 2010 by Auto Service World

The third annual Automotive Service and Repair Week (ASRW) will hold an official Welcome Reception on Monday, Oct. 10, from 5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., sponsored by CCC Information Services. Previously held near the show floor, this year’s reception will

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All-Electric Boxster Prototypes Hint at Porsche Strategy
July 26, 2010 by Auto Service World

Three Porsche Boxsters are going to be on the road next year as part of the company’s research into electric drive technology.Furthering the Porsche Intelligent Performance development philosophy of combining high performance with lower fuel consumption and emissions, Porsche AG

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Yokohama Launches Online Fuel Savings Calculator for Commercial Fleets
July 23, 2010 by Auto Service World

Yokohama Tire Corporation today has launched an interactive, online-based tool on its website that will enable commercial fleet owners to learn how they can improve their bottom line in terms of gas savings. Called the Yokohama Fuel Savings Calculator, the

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Delphi’s SCR System Called “Breakthrough”
July 22, 2010 by Auto Service World

Delphi Automotive has developed what it is calling a breakthrough in NOx control for diesel engines with a new selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system.The announcement, focused on emissions developments in Europe, says that it improves the performance, packaging and long-term

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Tesla Roadsters Reach Five New Countries, Including Canada
July 19, 2010 by Auto Service World

The first Tesla Roadsters have arrived in Poland, Turkey, Japan, Hong Kong and Canada in recent weeks as the electric vehicle maker rapidly expands its retail footprint. Tesla Motors has sold more than 1,200 Roadsters to customers in at least 28

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Delphi Engineers Compressor Technology
July 14, 2010 by Auto Service World

When Delphi introduced its aftermarket SP compressors earlier this year, it did more than bring Original Equipment (OE) engineering and design to the aftermarket, it applied the same stringent validation, testing and manufacturing processes it does to every component it

A new survey reveals that men and women don't act that differently on the road, even though they think they do.
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Who Rules The Road, Men Or Women? Survey Says . . .
July 14, 2010 by Auto Service World

Results of a new survey of drivers indicate that men and women have different ideas about the role of gender in driving ability.And the survey data from U.S. drivers  by TeleNav, a supplier of navigation software, uncovers other differences, too,

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Cloud Technology Transforms Special Order Cycle
July 13, 2010 by Auto Service World

GCommerce’s Virtual Inventory Cloud (VIC) will transform the special order cycle, in some cases from 15 minutes to 15 seconds, says the company.GCommerce made the announcement at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2010 in Washington, D.C.GCommerce says it has added

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Impact of On-line Retailing Breakfast Adds High Profile Panellists
July 12, 2010 by Auto Service World

The AASA’s power breakfast at AAPEX has added some strong panellists for its online retailing focus.Randy Buller, founder of The Parts Authority, a major warehouse distributor with a growing online sales and fulfilment business, will join Shane Evangelist, CEO of

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Activant Catalogue Grows to More Than 3.2 Million Part Images
July 8, 2010 by Auto Service World

Activant has announced that its Cover-to-Cover eCatalogue module surpassed 3.2 million part images in June, with over 300,000 images added in a single month. Now used in more than 5,000 distributor and jobber locations as well as tens of thousands

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Uni-Select Becomes OptiCat Strategic Data Partner
July 6, 2010 by Auto Service World

OptiCat has announced that warehouse distributor Uni-Select has become an OptiCat Strategic Data Partner.Under the agreement, OptiCat will provide data directly from its Do-it-Once data repository for and on behalf of OptiCat data suppliers (manufacturers).Uni-Select joins other key North American

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Volkswagen Posts Record Sales in the First Half of 2010
July 6, 2010 by Auto Service World

Volkswagen Canada announced that its new vehicle sales in the first half of this year were the highest in the company’s history. The total of 22,885 new vehicles sold betters the old mark of 22,642 set in 2000, and is