FCA Makes Big Commitment to Electrification

from; http://wardsauto.com/engines/fca-makes-big-commitment-electrification?NL=WAW-04&Issue=WAW-04_20180601_WAW-04_149&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_4&utm_rid=CPENT000002511832&utm_campaign=18744&utm_medium=email&elq2=28d246bdf1884224991d538bf491ce51   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ war with the electrification movement is over, as the automaker promises here to invest €9 billion ($10.5 billion) over the next five years on a broad portfolio of products ranging from mild hybrids all the way to full battery electric vehicles. The plan marks a sharp departure for CEO Sergio

Waymo commits to a 100-fold increase in Pacifica PHEV’s

from; http://www.autonews.com/article/20180531/RETAIL01/180539962/fca-waymo-chrysler-pacifica-hybrid-fleet?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter   May 31, 2018 — Google affiliate Waymo will purchase up to 62,000 additional Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans from FCA US starting later this year to begin a national expansion of the company’s public driverless ride-hailing fleet, the two companies said Thursday. In addition, Waymo and FCA said the two companies are beginning discussions

Counterfeit Lift Inspection Labels Found in New York

from https://www.autolift.org/news/gemco-lift-inspection-public-safety-notice/ CORTLAND, NY – (May 29, 2018) – The Automotive Lift Institute, Inc. (ALI), an ANSI accredited product certification body (Accreditation ID# 0584), hereby makes public announcement that counterfeit lift inspection labels have been found in New York City and Long Island with records going back to at least 2016 (see image at right).   In

42% of recalled repairs haven’t been completed

from; https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-14/u-s-regulators-slam-low-takata-air-bag-recall-rate-by-carmakers May 14, 2018 — U.S. auto safety regulators are raising pressure on a dozen vehicle manufacturers that failed to meet a December deadline to replace millions of defective Takata airbag inflators that could explode in a crash. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration order issued in 2015 scheduling the unprecedented safety campaign set a target

New video highlighting AutoEHS Safety courses now available

May 10, 2018 — Palatine, IL — The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) today announced the release of a new video highlighting their popular AutoEHS online Safety Training resources. The video has been posted on CCAR’s YouTube channel at; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPHgpe7jHsI “While it may be common knowledge that CCAR’s online training is critically important to the