The Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) is committed to working with all industry segments to deliver aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey. 

Following the departure of Jose Costa as president of Driven Brands Paint & Collision Group in August, employees and industry professionals have been awaiting the news of his successor. 

The Auto Care Association has made a $10,000 donation to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) to help auto care industry members affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 16:42

Auto Body Shop Antitrust Appeal in Jeopardy of Being Dismissed on Procedural Grounds

Written by James M. Burns, JD Supra

On August 17, the clerk of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a notice to all counsel in Indiana Autobody Association v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance, et al., apprising the parties that the plaintiffs' appeal (which challenges the dismissal of their Second Amended Complaint) may be barred on subject matter jurisdiction grounds and directing that the parties file briefs on the issue within 21 days of the notice.

Friday, 01 September 2017 17:05

Magna Unveils MAX4 Autonomous Driving Platform

The hurdles to reaching high levels of vehicle autonomy might be in infrastructure and legislation, but not necessarily in technology development. 

Friday, 01 September 2017 16:14

Don’t Settle Your Auto Insurance Claim Until You Have All The Facts

Written by Vehicle Safety Firm

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, insurance companies will use a bag of tricks to pressure the owners of flood and water-damaged cars into settling their insurance claims for far less money than their vehicles are really worth.

The Heavy Duty Distribution Association (HDDA: Heavy Duty), a community of the Auto Care Association, has announced that it will begin the formal creation of product data standards for the heavy duty (HD) aftermarket. 

Estify, the software company that is bringing efficiency and innovation to the collision repair industry, recently announced the appointment of Toan Nguyen as CIO/CTO/CSO.

Mark Worman, the producer and director of the reality car restoration TV show “Graveyard Carz” on the Velocity network, reported the following through the “Graveyard Carz” Facebook account on August 24:

Lightweighting tops the list of strategies automakers are using to meet the challenge of improved vehicle fuel economy ahead of the 2025 CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards implementation.

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