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Modular LED Lighting System Will Improve Design Flexibility
June 26, 2002 by Auto Service World

Lighting supplier Hella is introducing the automotive industry’s first modular lighting system. Called MOLIS (MOdular LIghting System), the modular concept allows vehicle lighting to function through a network of individual, light-emitting diode (LED) mini-lamps that can be grouped to meet

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Update: Delphi Signs Distribution Agreement with Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Names Representing Agencies
June 25, 2002 by Auto Service World

Delphi Product & Service Solutions, a division of Delphi Corporation, has announced a distribution partnership with Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., its first comprehensive distribution deal.On behalf of Delphi, the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance distribution group and its members will

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High Speed Wireless Platform Could Speed Vehicle Information Access
June 24, 2002 by Auto Service World

A wireless network that can deliver digital files quickly to vehicles travelling at highway speeds may pave the road for increased in-vehicle Internet use.Delphi Corp. is developing technology to deliver real-time Internet and digital information to vehicles, using a wireless

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Smog Warnings Greet Toronto Smog Summit Attendees
June 21, 2002 by Auto Service World

Warnings of high smog levels greeted an unprecedented number of politicians from all levels of government as they gathered in Toronto to sign a clean air declaration.Representatives from the regional governments in the Greater Toronto Area, the City of Toronto,

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Blame Canada: Imported Canadian Cars Could Leave Buyers Cold, Warns U.S. Web Site
June 21, 2002 by Auto Service World

The tremendous exodus of Canadian used cars to the U.S. could have its downside for American buyers, says Edmunds.com, a consumer website."Did you get an unbelievable deal buying a nearly new used vehicle?" the site asks. Car shoppers might be

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ASE Certification Testing Schedule Announced
June 20, 2002 by Auto Service World

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) will offer its full complement of forty-plus certification tests for repair professionals and parts specialists this Fall over the course of three evenings on November 7, 12, and 14 at 7:00 p.m.

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2004 Ford Explorer to feature drive-by-wire, better fuel efficiency
June 20, 2002 by Auto Service World

No mechanical linkage will connect the accelerator pedal on a 2004 Ford Explorer to the engine’s throttle, but when the driver steps on the pedal, the Explorer’s engine will instantly respond as an electronic "drive-by-wire" system provides power on demand.

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TRW Sells Aeronautical Unit, Pursues Business Split
June 19, 2002 by Auto Service World

TRW Inc., which has rebuffed a number of takeover moves in the past year, today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement under which Goodrich Corporation will acquire its Aeronautical Systems business (formerly Lucas Aerospace) for $1.5 billion U.S.

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Exide to Supply Canadian Tire Batteries Through 2004
June 18, 2002 by Auto Service World

Battery supplier Exide Technologies has renewed its supply agreement with Canadian Tire Corporation.The supply agreement, which runs through 2004, continues a business relationship between the two companies that has existed for decades. Under the terms of the agreement, Exide Technologies

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Global Symposium Awards Record 182 Scholarships, 25 to Canadians
June 17, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) scholarship program has awarded a record 182 scholarships to budding aftermarket technical personnel, including 25 Canadians from six provinces.The number of recipients surpasses the previous record of 132 which was set in 2001. In

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Lookalike Leather Substitute To Hit Market This Summer
June 17, 2002 by Auto Service World

A new automotive interior covering that looks and feels like leather is to be offered by a Canadian company by the end of the summer.Canadian General-Tower Limited (CGT), a leading North American supplier of automotive interior coverings, today announced that

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U.S. Trade Groups Oppose Steel Tariffs
June 17, 2002 by Auto Service World

Members of two automotive trade groups have come out squarely against steel tariffs and have sent a letter to U.S. president George Bush urging the issue to be re-examined.Members of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and the Original