Thursday, 19 October 2017 15:27

Who's Liable when Autonomous Cars are Involved in Accidents?

Written by David J. Oberly, Esquire Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, djoberly@mdwcg.com

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The National Auto Body Council announced the launch of its newly revamped website, www.NationalAutoBodyCouncil.org, designed to provide members and visitors with additional functionality and easier navigation to sign up and find resources to implement NABC’s life-changing and life-saving community service programs.

Kia Motors America (KMA) announced it is entering into a strategic agreement with Assured Performance Network to develop, launch and manage its Recognized Collision Repair Facility program and the Kia Recognized Wholesale Dealer program.  

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 15:24

Researchers Explore Vehicle Use of Cellulose Nanofiber-Based Parts

Written by Nancy Owano, Tech Xplore

NOTE: The following article is copyright Tech Xplore and is republished with permission. The original story is available here: https://techxplore.com/news/2017-10-explore-vehicle-cellulose-nanofiber-based.html

 

The US Department of Energy says that "reducing a vehicle's weight by just 10 percent can improve the fuel economy by 6 to 8 percent."

Earlier this year, the Women’s Industry Network (WIN®) began its second decade as an organization that remains committed to its mission of engaging women in the collision repair industry. 

The Auto Care Association applauds the Senate Commerce Committee for including a vehicle data access and control amendment in the “American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies” (AV START) Act (S 1885). 

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has adopted an amendment to establish a federal advisory committee comprising aftermarket representatives and other stakeholders.

Auto Data Direct, Inc. (ADD) announced it has reduced its pricing for vehicle title check reports obtained from the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) through its TitleCheck.us website to help protect consumers from purchasing vehicles that may have been damaged during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The CIC Education and Training Committee wants to hear from those who work directly in collision repair facilities. 

About 51 percent of shops say they are paid “always” or “most of the time” to pressure test and purge a vehicle cooling system when necessary as part of a repair, yet more than 40 percent of shops acknowledge never having billed for this not-included procedure.

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