LexisNexis sees growth in demand for telematics product, focuses on data privacy

Five years since the launch of the LexisNexis Telematics Exchange, 42% of the U.S. auto insurance market is contracted or currently contracting for access, including five of the top 10 carriers based on market share, [...]

2022-06-29T07:30:34-04:00June 29th, 2022|RDN News Feed|

Ford says sustainability reason new leasees can no longer purchase EVs at term end

Ford confirmed to Repairer Driven News on Tuesday that customers who leased an F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E, or E-Transit Van electric vehicle on or after June 15 of this year won’t be allowed to purchase [...]

2022-06-29T07:30:04-04:00June 29th, 2022|RDN News Feed|

Hyundai breaks ground on $51.6M vehicle safety lab in Michigan

Hyundai has broken ground on a $51.6 million expansion project for a new Safety Test and Investigation Laboratory (STIL) dedicated to identifying issues in the field and preventing crashes. The laboratory is expected to be [...]

2022-06-29T06:30:04-04:00June 29th, 2022|RDN News Feed|

Toyota & Subaru BEVs recalled over wheel hub bolts loosening, coming off

Toyota has issued a safety recall on 258 model year 2023 bZ4X vehicles and 403 Subaru Solterras in the U.S. because wheel hub bolts “can loosen to the point where the wheel can detach from [...]

2022-06-28T07:31:05-04:00June 28th, 2022|RDN News Feed|

Petition favoring Canadian right-to-repair legislation to prompt government response

A petition in favor of right-to-repair legislation that would give owners control over the data generated by their vehicles has been delivered to Canada’s House of Commons. The Canadian government now has 45 days to [...]

2022-06-28T07:30:35-04:00June 28th, 2022|RDN News Feed|

Collision repair shops take steps toward environmental sustainability

After news that Service King recently unveiled its first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified facility in San Antonio, Repairer Driven News looked into what it would take for collision repair shops to receive [...]

2022-06-28T07:30:05-04:00June 28th, 2022|RDN News Feed|

Estimating Tip- Prep for refinish on panels with factory applied scratch resistant clear (nano clear)

DEG Inquiry 20445 response from CCC - "An on-the-spot evaluation must be performed and agreed upon by both estimators to apply an estimated work time for the additional prep that needs to be done for ceramic application [...]

2022-06-24T09:32:23-04:00June 27th, 2022|DEG Estimating Tips|

Mitchell exec: Estimating systems need to evolve to meet challenge of EVs

Electric vehicles (EVs) are far more complex to repair than their internal combustion engine counterparts, and current estimating systems need to evolve to meet their needs, the director of claims performance for Mitchell’s Auto Physical [...]

2022-06-27T08:00:05-04:00June 27th, 2022|RDN News Feed|

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