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Monday, 11 February 2019 18:59

Carmakers, Some in Tandem With Tech Firms, Continue March to Autonomous Vehicles

Written by Bob Moulesong, The Times of Northwest Indiana

In August 2018, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a report on the status of autonomous, or driverless, vehicles.

Friday, 01 February 2019 19:09

Volvo Releases Statement for Repair Shops

Written by Emmariah Holcomb,


Volvo recently released a statement involving what is to be used for windshield replacements on its vehicles. According to the company, it wants only original equipment manufacturer (OEM) auto glass used.

Since launching General Motors’ Collision Repair Network in August 2018, the company has received a great response from the program, said Kris Mayer, general director, wholesale channel of GM’s Customer Care and Aftersales.

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 19:30

Ford Recalls 953,000 Vehicles for Airbag Flying Shrapnel Threat

Written by Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press

Ford Motor Co. issued a recall on Jan. 4 of nearly 1 million vehicles in North America with a risk of flying shrapnel caused by exploding Takata airbag inflators.

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 19:08

GM To Double Resources for Electric, Autonomous Vehicles

Written by Sam McEachern, GM Authority

General Motors recently announced that it is doubling the amount of resources it will allocate toward the development of electric and autonomous vehicles over the next two years.

Thursday, 13 December 2018 19:36

Ford Releases Latest OEM Position Statement

Ford stresses the importance of pre- and post-repair diagnostic services. This important industry announcement focuses on two key points:


To ensure that collision repair quality matches the fast-paced development of today’s automotive industry, Ford will launch its Ford Certified Collision Network in January.

Subaru of America is currently preparing to launch the Subaru Certified Collision Center Network to independent shops across the country. Nicole Riedel, wholesale parts specialist for Subaru of America, recently shared information about the program requirements and what collision repair facilities should expect.

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 22:25

Subaru Destroys 293 Ascent SUVs After Coding Error Leads to Unsafe Cars

Written by Jessica Miley, Interesting Engineering

A coding error has led Subaru to recall and dispose of 293 of its Ascent 2019 SUVs. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report revealed that the error caused robots building the cars to miss two critical welds in the car's fabrication.

Thursday, 04 October 2018 22:50

Ford Says Metals Tariffs Cost Company $1 Billion

Written by Graeme Roberts, Just Auto



Ford CEO Jim Hackett encouraged the Trump administration to resolve trade disputes quickly, or else it could do "more damage" to his company.

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