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Honda opens new Silicon Valley facility
August 11, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Honda marked the opening of its new Silicon Valley R&D facility, using the occasion to unveil a refreshed 2016 Accord featuring Honda’s first application of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Honda also announced a new open innovation R&D initiative, Honda Xcelerator, which will

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Today’s Suspension: Lightening the load
August 11, 2015 by Jeff Taylor

Why are modern cars on such a strict diet? It’s all about reducing unsprung weight of the vehicle.

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Solera acquires Identifix
August 11, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Solera Holdings, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% ownership of Identifix. Identifix builds proprietary databases, proven workflow solutions and expert crowd-sourced experiences that help mechanical repair shops and auto dealers increase their efficiency, profitability and customer

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Bosch realigns North American Automotive Aftermarket organization
August 10, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Odd Joergenrud, North American regional president for Robert Bosch LLC, Automotive Aftermarket, has announced a change in the division’s organizational structure. This move intends to address the needs of a rapidly-changing market and provide enhanced support to all channel partners

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BFGoodrich celebrates 1 million All-Terrain T/A KO2 sales in North America
August 10, 2015 by CARS Magazine

BFGoodrich Tires has sold more than 1 million All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires in North America, less than eight months after launching in the market. BFGoodrich says its KO2 delivers exceptional toughness, tread life and traction for traversing the harshest conditions,

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Top 10 finalists announced in ‘King of the Road’ contest
August 10, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Tanya Morewood from Tottenham, Ontario, is one of 10 finalists for the $5,000 Champion ‘King of the Road’ grand prize. “Our 10 finalists have maintained some amazing cars and trucks, and it’s easy to see the passion they all share. It’s

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Staying visible
August 7, 2015 by Allan Janssen

At 100 km-h, a vehicle travels more than 27.75 meters a second. A lot can happen in 27.75 meters… which is why visibility items like wipers and lights should be a key concern for every driver. There are tremendous benefits

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Canadian sales for July 2015
August 7, 2015 by CARS Magazine

With a scant 736 unit surplus over the previous year’s all-time July sales record, vehicle sales last month once again made the record books. The records continue to fall month after month in 2015, although the pace of the gains

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Mister Transmission commits to raising $50K for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
August 7, 2015 by CARS Magazine

To support Mister Transmission’s partnership with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, shops from coast-to-coast have committed to raising a minimum of $50K by November 30, 2015. This is the second year of Mister Transmission’s partnership with the national charity. Last

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Dayco adds interactive routing guides to its online catalog
August 6, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Dayco has added interactive routing guides to its North American Aftermarket website. This latest online feature, following Dayco’s 360 degree part images, VIN scanning and license plate parts look-up, gives end-users a more efficient way to find replacements parts. “We have taken

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Toyota issues Prius recall for faulty hybrid software
August 6, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Toyota has issued a worldwide recall for the Prius because of a software glitch that can potentially shutdown the hybrid system while on the road. According to Reuters, this campaign includes about 625,000 vehicles around the globe. In the U.S.,

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Brembo launches redesigned website
August 5, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The new Brembo website has undergone a complete restyling of its graphics and content. The site is aimed at drivers and motorcyclists who either already use or aspire to use Brembo performance products. “Innovation is evident in every aspect of Brembo’s