The Women’s Industry Network has announced that the 2017 Educational Conference is scheduled to take place in Denver, CO Monday, May 8th through Wednesday, May 10th, 2017.

As I stated in my blog from earlier this month, self-driving cars are here.

 

In fact, the federal government is so sure autonomous cars will save lives they are pumping millions of dollars into a ‘Zero Deaths’ campaign.

 

Ford Motor Company recently renewed its long-time partnership with Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes (SWAF) through the Ford Paint and Body Technology Center.

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Rearview camera image in 2017 Cadillac XT5.

 

Rearview cameras, soon to be standard on all new vehicles, can be expected to prevent nearly 1 in 6 police-reported backing crashes, an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study concludes.

At this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, U.S. Federal Marshals took action against a Chinese company and seized each and every product from their booth, in the name of German spray gun manufacturer SATA, after SATA was awarded 2 million dollars of damages against the Chinese company for patent and trademark infringement that occurred at the 2013 AAPEX show.

In partnership with the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division (AAD), the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) has announced it has donated more than $750,000 since 2013 to be used toward scholarships and tool grants for more than 210 military veterans and their families through the 3M Hire Our Heroes program.

The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) will continue their efforts of bringing together industry businesses and local collision repair and automotive students this spring with their career fairs.

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(L to R) Steve Schoolcraft, Phoenix Solutions; Steve Trapp, Axalta; Ryan Taylor, Body Shop Booster.

 

During the 2016 SEMA Show, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) held a variety of informative seminars that covered all corners of the ever-changing collision industry.

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Steve Osborne, assistant vice president of American Honda Parts, Service & Technical Division

 

Body shops across the country learned during a recent SEMA presentation the importance of always following Honda and Acura recommended repair procedures.

TRUMP

 

Donald Trump’s election to the presidency is expected to have a profound impact on the U.S. automotive industry, from potentially killing trade deals to shaking confidence of car buyers.