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Advancing Vehicle Technology: Friend or foe?
September 17, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

In this, the final article in a seven-part series sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller looks at how shop owners should view the disruptive technology on the horizon of the automotive industry. The short answer is it’s not all that bad! By Jacob Stoller

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AAPEX 2019 to host ADAS forum
September 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) will host a three-hour Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Forum to prepare auto repair shops for the opportunities and challenges of servicing modern vehicles. The Forum will take place on Thursday, Nov. 7, in

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COMMENTARY: Are we at the end of the I.C.E. Age?
September 10, 2019 by Allen Schaeffer

What industry experts are saying about future of the internal combustion engine.

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Putting weight – and reliability – back into chassis parts
September 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

As vehicles get lighter, consumers need to be enlightenedabout what that means for their cars.

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Gaining market advantage by losing weight
September 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Think aluminum is still the hottest new trend in vehicle lightweighting? A recent article in Advanced Manufacturing magazine suggests aluminum still faces substantial competition from high-strength, ultra-high-strength steels, and composite materials. The article suggests automakers are keeping their options open,

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Knowledge Centre: The Blockchain Economy
August 30, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

Blockchain promises to help shops verify payments, vehicle histories, or the origins of a replacement part… but the transition won’t happen overnight.

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Robotics likely to assist but not replace technicians
August 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

In the fifth in a series of seven articles sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller looks at how technicians of the future might benefit from wearable tech and robotics geared toward ergonomics and safety. By Jacob Stoller Robots have stoked

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When cars start phoning the shops themselves
July 30, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

In the fourth in a series of seven articles sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller examines the intersection of predictive analytics and telematics. By Jacob Stoller Breakdowns often occur at the worst possible moment, causing untold disruption for driver and

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Hybrids in the repair bay: Putting safety first
July 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen If your future includes servicing and maintaining hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles, you need to start getting ready for it now. And step one is making sure you have the knowledge to keep you safe when you

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What will the driverless future look like?
July 29, 2019 by Adam Malik

By Adam Malik A number of high-profile crashes involving autonomous technology have pumped the brakes on excitement levels for such vehicles. Support for autonomous vehicles has stalled around the world. According to the 2019 Deloitte Global Automotive Consumer Study, opinion

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New AASA council rides tech wave
July 29, 2019 by Adam Malik

By Adam Malik While the automotive aftermarket future is bright, it’s also increasingly complex, rapidly evolving, and digitally reliant. Enter the Mobility Technology Council (MTC), a new organization launched exclusively to help aftermarket companies make the most of what lies

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Acquiring know-how in the virtual world
July 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

In the third of a series of articles sponsored by Chevron, reporter Jacob Stoller looks at the technology used to power realistic gaming environments… and when it might be coming to the automotive repair shop. By Jacob Stoller Picture this