Articles by Bob Chabot

After fourteen years of research and development, Guy Negre, co-owner of Luxembourg -based Moteur Development International (MDI) along with his brother Cyril, has developed an engine that could become one of the biggest technological advances of thi
In today's marketplace, many shops have established an online presence with their own Web site. Yet once done, many of these same shops are not able to devote enough resources in staying current with information, adjusting to changing consumer trends
According to "The Goal-Gradient Hypothesis Resurrected: Purchase Acceleration, Illusionary Goal Progress, and Customer Retention," a human psychology based study prepared by Ran Kivetz, Oleg Urminsky and Yuhuang Zheng, it seems that customers behave
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LAS VEGAS - When it comes to diagnosing and servicing Volkswagen (VW) and Audi vehicles, sometimes it's like a whole new world. From wiring diagrams to tools to nomenclature and more, especially for the "see all, be all" shops, servicing and repairin
GOLDEN, CO - In late November, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently hosted its 5th Energy Analysis Forum, the theme of which was Analytic Insights into Carbon Policy Design and the Implications for Energy Efficiency and Renewable
The Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW), which will debut Nov. 5-8, 2008, was announced during Industry Week in Las Vegas. As part of this initiative, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) will bring the Congress of Automotive Repair &
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CHICAGO - Volvo, Saab and other automakers are poised to introduce new safety systems using facial recognition technology. The systems will monitor drivers' attention, provide warnings and if necessary determine appropriate actions based on a continu
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WASHINGTON - The Detroit Free Press has reported that Congressional negotiators are close to agreement on an increase in fuel economy standards to 35 miles per gallon by 2020, with some caveats to satisfy U.S. automakers. The compromise would preserv
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