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Video clip in hallmark brand style showcases the fully electrically powered MINI Cooper SE as a “muscle car” taking on the role of an aircraft tug at Frankfurt airport – First purely electrically powered model made by the British premium manufacturer is to be produced at the MINI plant in Oxford...
New York—The global automotive diagnostics market is expected to reach $55.6 billion by 2026, according to a new report by Reports and Data. This can be mainly associated with the increasing applications of cloud diagnostics, neural networks and artificial intelligence, governments initiatives due...
From left: ASA newly installed board of directors include Scott Benavidez, secretary/treasurer; Tom Piippo, director of the ASA Mechanical Division; Bob Wills, chairman; Roy Schnepper, immediate past chairman; Mike LeVasseur, director of the Collision Division; Darrell Amberson, past chairman (not currently on the board) and Ray Fisher, ASA executive director. Not pictured are Fred Hules II, chairman-elect; Elissa Larremore, general director, and Todd Black, general director.
North Richland Hills, Texas—The Automotive Service Association (ASA) had a successful and exciting Annual Business Meeting & Conference, April 30-May 2, at the Hurst Conference Center in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas community of Hurst, said Executive Director Ray Fisher. With a focus on...
North Richland Hills, Texas—ASA unveiled a new app at its Annual Business Meeting & Conference, providing a way to reach its members and others with industry news and association information. ASA partnered with MobileSoft in the development of the app. The partnership will continue as...
Denver—Just 16 percent of Americans say they are likely to buy an electric vehicle the next time they are in the market for a new car, per a new survey from AAA. That’s down from last year’s all-time high of 20 percent, and on par with 2017 figures. Surprisingly, only four in 10 Americans believe...
San Diego—Mitchell has announced updates to its special test coverage within the Mitchell Diagnostics solution through a partnership with Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, enabling dynamic Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibrations for dozens of popular vehicle models. First debuted...
LIVONIA, MICH. (May 28, 2019) — Roush customers can now test full vehicle durability in a fraction of the time, thanks to the Roush Advanced Durability Lab. The new $6 million purpose-built, first-of-its-kind durability and road simulation test facility allows businesses to test the structural...
Stuttgart/Germany, May 22, 2019 – To meet the growing demands regarding oil management in electric vehicles with an oil-cooled powertrain, MAHLE has developed a new oil management module. The unit comprises a filter, electric oil pumps, and a thermostat. The MAHLE oil management module enables...
Since day one of the administration’s Section 232 investigation into placing tariffs on automobiles and motor vehicle parts on the basis of national security, MEMA has warned that imposing tariffs will put jobs at risk, impact consumers and trigger a reduction in U.S. investments that could set us...
Stuttgart/Germany, May 20, 2019 – Following the acquisition of the entire shareholding in Behr Hella Service (BHS) by MAHLE Aftermarket, all existing activities of BHS will be transferred to MAHLE on January 1, 2020. For MAHLE customers, this means access to a broad portfolio of thermal management...

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