BMW reaches tentative agreement with Penn. workers, could improve parts availability

BMW workers at the OEM’s regional distribution center in Palmer Township, Pennsylvania have voted to ratify a new contract securing raises of up to 33% and ending the two-tier wage system over the life of [...]

2024-07-22T14:28:18-04:00July 22nd, 2024|RDN News Feed|

asTech, GEICO pricing agreement highlights connection to insurance industry

asTech’s recent agreement with GEICO isn’t the company’s first noteworthy connection to the insurance industry and it’s not the only example of vendors agreeing to pricing with insurance carriers on scans and calibrations.  In February [...]

2024-07-22T14:27:47-04:00July 22nd, 2024|RDN News Feed|

IIHS research shows rear driver intervention technology is one of the most effective crash avoidance systems

Seven out of eight small SUVs tested performed well in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rear crash prevention evaluation, which addresses low-speed backing crashes. Those types of collisions account for a large portion [...]

2024-07-22T14:27:16-04:00July 22nd, 2024|RDN News Feed|

OEM specifications, software and tools critical to manage modern batteries during repair operations

Following OEM specifications along with using OEM or compatible software and tools is important when handling low voltage systems and batteries, panelists at a Collision Industry Conference (CIC) meeting July 10. Don Seyfer, National Automotive [...]

2024-07-22T14:26:45-04:00July 22nd, 2024|RDN News Feed|

FCC to vote on auto safety spectrum rules, backed by Auto Innovators

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on final rules that it says will “improve transportation safety and mobility by integrating advanced communications technologies into vehicles and infrastructure.” The rules would allow in-vehicle and roadside [...]

2024-07-20T15:07:25-04:00July 20th, 2024|RDN News Feed|

NAIC working group excludes repair shops from AOB prohibition in model act

Proposed changes to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)’s Public Adjusters Licensing Model Act that, after final approval, would’ve eliminated the assignment of benefits (AOB) from customers to repairers will not apply to collision [...]

2024-07-18T14:58:18-04:00July 18th, 2024|RDN News Feed|
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