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Monday, 11 June 2018 18:21

Tap the Brakes on Rolling Out Unregulated Driverless Cars in FL

Written by Dale Swope, Florida Justice Association

Crashes involving driverless cars have raised significant safety questions. In March, an Uber driverless car struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian. The NTSB said the system never engaged the brakes in spite of seeing the victim six seconds before the crash. 

The Boyd Group Inc. recently announced the May 25, 2018 opening of two collision repair centers in Marietta and Canton, the northern suburbs of Atlanta, GA. 

Monday, 04 June 2018 16:12

Ray’s Auto Body in Knoxville, TN, Under New Ownership 47 Years Later

Written by Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

For 47 years, Ray and Louise Shelton worked side-by-side running Ray’s Auto Body on Western Avenue in Knoxville, TN. For most of those 47 years, one or the other would greet customers---Ray from behind the counter or Louise from her perch at the desk in the corner of the lobby. 

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 20:25

Caliber Collision Repairs Wheelchair-Accessible Car for Vet in NC

Written by Jason O. Boyd, WCTI12

A Vietnam-era veteran who has dedicated his life to his country received a newly refurbished wheelchair-accessible vehicle on May 24.

Friday, 25 May 2018 18:20

Commentary: Florida, the Autonomous Vehicle Capital of North America

Written by Christopher Emmanuel, Florida Chamber of Commerce; Naples Daily News

Almost overnight, Florida has arguably become the autonomous vehicle capital of North America. Just look at the headlines for the past three months.

The Nashville I-CAR Committee had a busy couple of days in mid-May when it hosted a golf outing and career fair. 

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