Good Vibrations: Stellantis patents vibration system to mimic ICE engine vibrations in EVs

Toronto, Ontario — Stellantis has filed a patent for a new Active Sound Enhancement (ASE) system and Active Vibration System Enhancement (AVE) to mimic internal combustion engine (ICE) vibrations in an electric vehicle. Filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the patent functions by recreating the vibrations that would normally be experienced with an […]

Crash It: Mark your calendars for the 2024 Crash It golf tourney

Calgary, Alberta — Emile Fremont, one of the industry’s organizers behind the annual Crash It charity golf tournament, has announced the date for this year’s always-anticipated event. On Thursday, August 22, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., members of the auto collision and insurance industry will gather at the Blue Devil Golf Club for a […]

In Memoriam: Vincent Martino, co-founder Martino Brothers Collision

Toronto, Ontario — Collision Repair magazine is saddened to learn of the death of Vincent Martino, the co-founder of the legacied Martino Brothers Collision in Toronto. Vince began his career as a talented automotive mechanic at British American Motors. In 1955, Vince and his brother, Jack, opened a Texaco Gas and Service Franchise. They quickly […]

EV/AV Report: Self-Driving vehicle attacked; while Chrysler looks to the stars

Toronto, Ontario — In this weekly electric and autonomous vehicle report, Waymo’s self-driving vehicle was set on fire. Meanwhile, Chrysler reveals its latest new electric concept car. Waymo on fire In San Francisco, on the evening of February 10, a crowd vandalized a Waymo self-driving vehicle by setting it on fire with a firework around […]

30 Years Strong: CARSTAR Canada celebrates anniversary

Toronto, Ontario — CARSTAR Canada has announced that it is celebrating its 30th year of Canadian business. CARSTAR Canada was first brought to Canada in 1994 with the opening of its first business in Hamilton, Ontario. In a recent press release, Dave Foster, Vice President of Network Promotion and Development, CARSTAR Canada said “this remarkable […]