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Denver—A stark majority of Americans remain afraid of self-driving cars, even a full year after a number of high-profile incidents involving these technologies. That's the takeaway from AAA's annual automated vehicle survey, which found that 71 percent of people are afraid to ride in fully self-...
DENVER (March 20, 2019)  – A stark majority of Americans remain afraid of self-driving cars, even a full year after a number of high-profile incidents involving these technologies. That's the takeaway from AAA's annual automated vehicle survey, which found that 71 percent of people are afraid to...
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (March 15, 2019) — Young entrepreneurs, students, and business owners looking for an opportunity to launch their products into the $43 billion automotive aftermarket industry can apply now at www.sema.org/launchpad . The deadline to enter the 2019 SEMA Launch Pad, presented by...
Legislation (AB 390) has been introduced in California to repeal the section of a 2018 law (AB 1824) that amended how state law enforcement officials issue citations for exhaust noise violations. Under the current law, a vehicle cited for violating exhaust noise laws no longer receives what is...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — February 26th, 2019 TechForce Foundation, a non-profit organization, today announced the launch of its first annual FutureTechs Rock Awards. The awards recognize the student community of future mobility technicians who are displaying passion and commitment while driving the...
INDIANAPOLIS—General Motors Co. is launching an expansive initiative to help fleet managers protect the safety of their drivers, optimize vehicle performance and reliability, and support strong resale values, the company announced today at NTEA’s The Work Truck Show, the largest exhibit of work...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – March 5, 2019 – AAPEX 2019 attendees are encouraged to book their hotel rooms early to ensure they receive the best deals at their choice hotels as approximately 162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from 126 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX and the...
Bethesda, Md.—In a recently released report by the Auto Care Association, research defined and explored key factors influencing the buying decisions of automotive professionals who use shop tools and equipment for service and repair. Key influential factors for tools include warranty,...
San Francisco—The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Foundation has announced the next phase of its Workforce Initiative, which includes the launch of a new consumer-facing website – www.nadafoundation.org – to promote the value of service technician jobs and provide the first and only...
North Richland Hills, Texas—The Automotive Service Association has joined forces with Kukui as its latest Sponsored Benefit Provider. ASA Sponsored Benefit Provider companies provide special-priced member services and products to ASA members to help offset their everyday business costs. Kukui...

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