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The Professional Parts Group has displayed its commitment to the future of the collision industry by donating over $50,000 in parts to collision schools through the Collision Repair Education Foundation.

Friday, 20 July 2018 17:28

Senators Want to Sneak Safety Exemptions for Self-Driving Cars Into Law

Written by Angie Schmitt, Streetsblog USA

A group of senators led by South Dakota Republican John Thune wants to let companies rush self-driving cars to market before any federal safety standards related to autonomous systems have been drafted.


Did you know you can read all five regional editions of Autobody News before they appear in print?

Thursday, 19 July 2018 16:16

83% Lack Interest in Self-Driving Cars

Written by Chuck Martin, MediaPost

While major automakers and companies, including Uber, Waymo and Apple, work on developing self-driving vehicles, most consumers want to remain in the driver’s seat, based on a survey by Esurance.


The Auto Care Association joined a coalition of major auto industry groups representing nearly 10 million jobs in the United States to urge the Trump administration to avoid imposing additional tariffs on imported autos and auto parts.


The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Trustees, including: Doug Irish, Fayetteville Technical Community College; Mark Helvenston, Insurance Auto Auctions; and Steve Schmidt, State Farm. 

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 22:02

Nissan Recalls 105,000 Versas for Deadly Takata Airbags

Written by David A. Wood,

Nissan is recalling about 105,000 Nissan Versa cars to replace frontal passenger Takata airbag inflators at risk of exploding.


The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) proudly welcomes Nissan North America as the newest automobile manufacturer to join as a supportive member of the association.


On a typical day in a busy body shop, it’s not unusual for an estimator to write multiple complicated and lengthy repair estimates. 

Friday, 13 July 2018 22:22

AI Will Save Insurance Jobs, Not Kill Them

Written by Jeff Somers,


Across industries, professionals are wringing their hands over artificial intelligence (AI) and its supposed job-killing abilities. 

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