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Nokian Predicts That Smart Tires Will Become Commonplace In Five Years

Self-driving car technologies will set requirements for tires. Sensors could be installed on tires to feed the onboard information system. These same sensors will open up a whole new world of servicing possibilities. Smart tires are not a new concept per se however they...

Automotive Hacking Incidents Were Seven Times Greater in 2019 Compared To 2016

The number of cyber incidents doubled from 2018 to 2019. These attacks are made possible by internet-connected features in cars. Numbers of attacks can be difficult to compile as it can take months before they are publicly disclosed. We love all the latest technologies...

Over 40 Stolen Canadian Cars Headed To Libya And Turkey Recovered

These vehicles were stolen from the Greater Toronto Area. Most were found in shipping containers in Italy. Brands of stolen cars include Audi, BMW, Lexus, and others. Back in April of 2020, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) flagged the export of a 2018 Audi...

Motorists Are Experiencing Difficulties Getting Back To Driving After Lockdown

Hyundai surveyed 2,000 British motorists and found that many are actually struggling. Nearly half are concerned that driving standards as a whole will drop. Common issues were stalled cars, scraped wheels, and not signaling. We were talking about this exact situation at Motor Illustrated,...

Mitsubishi Motors Canada Goes One Step Further: Dealer Invoice + $500 Rebate For Health Professionals.

Mitsubishi is serious about thanking Canadian health care workers. It’s dealer invoice + $500 rebate + all other applicable incentives = A great deal. Program will last until November 30th. This “Thank You” rebate will go a long way, we think. While we keep...

Renault Could Go Bust Without Financial Aid

Revenues fell 19% in Q1 of 2020. Sales dropped 36% in the same period. Renault is preparing a 2 billion euro cost-cutting plan. This story is of interest on many levels. The French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire did not mince words during an...

Hertz Impending Bankruptcy May Severely Hurt The Deflated Used Car Market

Mismanagement and debt have plagued the company for years. The pandemic has all but killed rental car companies. Hertz owns the vast majority of its fleet, contrary to its competitors. All companies and services related to travel and tourism have been hurt by the...

Hyundai Canada Offers Dealer Invoice Pricing For Health Care Workers And First Responders

If you were on the fence about a new Hyundai, and are a health care pro, this will seal the deal. The program is effective immediately. Of all pandemic-related incentives and programs, this may be the most enticing. If you are a paramedic, firefighter,...

Subaru Ends Fiscal Year 2019 With Huge Gains; 2020 Projections Revised

China is a small market for Subaru, contrary to most OEMs. The US accounts for 70% of Subaru’s business. Subaru’s fiscal years ended on March 31st, 2020. Subaru’s modest business approach is what “saved” them from a catastrophic late-2019 early 2020. They’ve embraced their...

Nokian Tyres Has Ambitious Sustainability And Emission Targets

Car companies are not the only ones working on cutting their carbon footprint. Nokian has cut its GHG emissions by 44% over the last six years. They are listed among the Top 10% must sustainable publicly traded companies. While Nokian Tyres, based in Nokia,...

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