Archive for 2015

FCC - We're open and fully operational

By amber.

Dear FCC customers,

False Creek Collision has been in the news recently, as you may have heard.

There was a fire at our shop, but this incident has not affected our business or day-to-day operations in any way. The fire impacted a small storage room at the back of our building, but there is absolutely no damage to the main building or our production area.

We are fully operational, and business will resume in full swing Monday morning at 7:30 am sharp!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 604-433-6444, drop by to see us, or send us an email at bernhard @ falsecreekcollision .com

Click here to read the news article about this incident!

Woman's car crushed by British tank in western Germany

By amber.

This is certainly unusual...

A convoy of British tanks in western Germany ran over a novice driver's car after she made a wrong turn into the path of the oncoming tanks.

She was unharmed, but that's more than we can say about her car! The Germany driver did not see the tank when she made the left turn, and the tank was unable to stop in time. Consequently, the 62 ton tank crushed the front end of her Toyota hatchback car.

Read more at CTV News!

tank crushes car

Self-driving cars at risk of getting hacked!

By amber.

Self-driving cars have been in the news a lot lately. 

There is one major drawback, however, that has yet to be fully explored: Cyber attacks. Insurers and car manufacturers are starting to factor this in, as hacking a is big risk. 

These cars are already predicted to appear on roads in North America by 2020, and they boast a wide range of state-of-the-art technology. Sensors, cameras, and even LiDAR (light detection and ranging) in these cars help them navigate obstacles, drive straight, and follow traffic signs. These very same technological advances in the self-driving cars systems' are exactly what make them so vulnerable to hackers. 

Read more about this intriguing issue at CTV News.

Killer Airbags - The Largest Auto Recall in the History of the USA

By amber.

CTV News is currently reporting on the largest car recall in the history of the USA.

6 deaths are associated with the defective airbags produced by Takata Corp., in addition to over 100 injuries.

The chemical used to deploy the airbag in the event of a collision causes an explosion which is too powerful for the hardware containing the airbag. The explosion causes the compartment and inflating mechanism to breakup into shrapnel and fly into the passenger side.

Around 33.8 million airbags have been declared defective by Takata. This adds 18 million airbags to existing recalls.

Click below to read more, and to check to see if your vehicle is among those being recalled.