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Monday, 23 October 2017 18:46

What To Do Before Disaster Strikes

Written by Ken Ragsdale, Wards Auto

Many residents and business owners in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, as well as the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and other Caribbean nations, are struggling to pick up the pieces after the catastrophic events of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

It’s the annual battle of the bumpers versus the bucks; the does against the doors.  Both parties lose when car and deer collide, but a measure of defensive driving can reduce the risks.

This Veterans Day, a number of the country’s veterans and their families will be driving away with refurbished cars, courtesy of Progressive® Insurance and the National Auto Body Council (NABC).  

The HD Repair Forum conference, the exclusive meeting for leadership in the heavy duty collision repair industry, announced its 2017--2018 Advisory Board following a meeting of industry executives, educators and consultants.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 22:07

The New Car Paint Lexus Spent 15 Years Creating

Written by Richard Aucock, Motoring Research

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Lexus has launched a new color called Structural Blue---after spending a staggering 15 years developing the paint technology behind it. 

Thursday, 19 October 2017 18:03

Both Hurricane Irma and Harvey Damaged 1 Million Cars. What’s Next?

Written by Shazir Mucklai, Equities.com

The cost of the damage from Irma and Harvey is only recently starting to become apparent. 

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

Desktop computers. Mobile phones. Wi-Fi.

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."

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