U.S. Army and General Motors Collaborate on Automotive Cybersecurity

October 28th, 2019 by

Engineer exchange program focuses on vehicle penetration testing and risk analysis. The U.S. Army CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) and General Motors announced a new cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) which aims to strengthen GM’s and the Army’s automotive cybersecurity expertise over the next two years. This marks the first automotive cybersecurity partnership […]

Hyundai Joins List of Manufacturers Recommending Diagnostic Scans Before and After Collision Repair

April 3rd, 2018 by

Hyundai Motor America recently released a position statement recommending that collision repair facilities perform diagnostic scans on vehicles both before and after the collision repair process. According to the statement: Hyundai vehicles are equipped with multiple electronic components and systems within each vehicle. Therefore, it is important that vehicles involved in a collision have a […]

While the percentage of dealers operating facilities is up, dealership collision repair shop sales decreased last year versus 2016

April 3rd, 2018 by

According to the latest research from the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), the percentage of dealership operating on-site body shops was up in 2017 versus the previous year. NADA’s research pegs the percentage of dealers operating on-site body shops at 39 percent, up from 37 percent of dealerships that featured on-site body shops in 2016. […]

Fiat Chrysler to Develop Hydrogen Engines with Hyundai

December 8th, 2017 by

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) revealed that it’s in talks with South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. about a partnership to develop hydrogen engines, according to Business Mirror. The alliance, which would also cover transmissions, could become “a strong one,” Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said last Saturday at the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, near Milan. […]

Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Program

December 7th, 2017 by

The EPA-Authorized Section 609 program that’s required if you service mobile A/C systems. Technicians who service motor vehicle air conditioners must be trained and tested through a U.S. EPA-authorized organization, such as ASE. Training programs must cover the use of recycling equipment in compliance with industry standards, regulatory requirements, refrigerant containment, and the effects on […]

Center for Auto Safety Opposes DOT Review on Auto Safety Standards

December 6th, 2017 by

Believes effort will weaken vehicle safety rules The Center for Auto Safety submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on its notice of regulatory review of several motor vehicle safety standards. The Center urged the DOT not to weaken or repeal regulations that protect drivers, passengers, and pedestrians, and create more benefits than […]

California Collision Repair Shop Owner Among 22 Charged with Auto Insurance Fraud

December 6th, 2017 by

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office announced that 19 Santa Clara County, Calif. residents have been charged with operating a fraud ring which faked numerous car accidents. Three additional suspects from Butte and San Benito Counties have also been charged. The fictional accidents – which were often reported as caused by a distracted driver […]

DEG Estimating Tip

December 6th, 2017 by

Mitchell: Windshield-mounted ADAS (Advance Drivers Assist Systems) – When R/I or R/R of windshield is selected, ADAS Systems (i.e., cameras and sensors mounted to the glass) are not included in glass labor time unless otherwise noted in the Procedure Explanation section. Cameras and Sensor option may be added using the “Add to” section in the parts […]

CCC Launches Connected Data Exchange

December 6th, 2017 by

CCC Launches Connected Data Exchange Announces 14 new companies are lined up to join its network to share connected vehicle and telematics data. CCC Information Services Inc. announced today the availability of CCC X, a data exchange that helps convert connected data into actionable insights and makes it available for use across the CCC network. […]