RIVIAN IS READY As of late September, Transport Canada has authorized Rivian to sell vehicles in Canada. The news came days after Drive Tesla Canada reported that Rivian in fact, did not receive certification, following its application to Transport Canada earlier this month. The electric automaker reached out to the site a day later to […]


EXTENDED REALITY TRAINING AS A GATEWAY TO HANDS-ON TECHNIQUES  BY ALLISON ROGERS “Our XR requires very little handholding and can be quickly setup for an entire classroom. Students love it because it’s engaging and challenging.” — Stephen Perron VP and managing partner, Cognisco Technologies What if you could paint a car in the comfort of your […]


BEHOLD THE BETA  Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” beta has officially launched in Canada amid a wave of social media hype and some unforeseen hiccups. With the 2022.4.5.20 software update, Canada becomes the first country outside of the U.S. to join the beta. The excitement of the launch was dampened for Toronto-area drivers who found self-driving service […]

In Black And White

By Max Reid BMW UNVEILS COLOUR-CHANGING CONCEPT CAR A new colour-changing paint technology being developed by BMW will allow drivers the ability to shift between colour shades with the push of button; but the tech’s implications for future energy management research are far from black and white. The German automaker showed off a concept model […]

The EV-Jeebies

By Allison Rogers ELECTRIC VEHICLES AREN’T AS SCARY AS YOU THINK “For every 100,000 gas-powered vehicles, there are about 1,600 vehicle fires. Whereas, with 100,000 electric vehicles, there are about 25 vehicle fires. The risk is very, very low. Far lower than in a gas-powered vehicle.” — David Giles, co-founder, All EV Canada “A gas-powered […]

Tech Trends

THE PACE OF PROGRESS American automotive technology company CCC Information Services is reporting a more than 50 percent year-over-year increase in claims processed using artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning. The company also reports that more than 5 million unique claims have been processed using a CCC deep learning AI solution, and the number of […]


CALIBRATION COLLABORATION AirPro Diagnostics and Car ADAS Solutions announced the establishment of a collaboration to deliver turn-key calibration solutions for shops to include set-up, training, implementation, support, and validation of calibration services. Whether shops want to become a retail calibration centre or calibrate the vehicles they currently repair, this partnership will deliver for collision repairers […]


Dealing with internet fatigue BY JULIA LLOYD What is internet fatigue? Internet fatigue comes when you refresh and read screens compulsively until you find yourself exhausted by it. It can be an anxiety that comes with feeling trapped in a whirlwind of information. ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM INTERNET FATIGUE? Mentally, you may find issues concentrating […]


MEET GRETA CUTULENCO, THE 28-YEAR-OLD CEO USING AI TO CHANGE THE INDUSTRY Acerta Analytical Solutions is taking a different approach to artificial intelligence. The Kitchener-based company uses AI to create testing algorithms from manufacturer-collected data to scan and pinpoint any software glitches in parts–before they roll off the assembly line. The process strives to combat […]


ULTRA VIOLET TECH IN COLLISION REPAIR COMES OF AGE BY STEPHEN ARMSTRONG Ask an automotive collision repair shop owner about how to increase their productivity and chances are you will hear about the need to reduce pre-paint wait times. After using body filler on a repair, a technician might apply a glaze, followed by a […]