New DEG website boasts enhanced security measures, advanced analytics

The Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) has launched a new website with updated features that allow visitors to more easily and securely access information. The gateway, initially launched in 2008, helps improve information in the collision [...]

2023-02-02T12:53:07-05:00February 2nd, 2023|RDN News Feed|

NHTSA finds Volvo Group North America violated Safety Act, ordered to pay $130M civil penalty

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reached a consent order with Volvo Group North America regarding the group’s failure to timely recall vehicles and several violations of the Vehicle Safety Act. NHTSA’s investigation [...]

2023-02-02T12:52:36-05:00February 2nd, 2023|RDN News Feed|

Colorado lawmakers mull stolen car crackdown as recovered vehicles put auto techs at risk

Proposed legislation introduced in Colorado would make car theft a felony as the state struggles to combat a rise in stolen vehicles. Meanwhile, Denver-area repair shop owner Robert Grieve is speaking out about the challenges [...]

2023-02-02T12:52:05-05:00February 2nd, 2023|RDN News Feed|

Nebraska bill supporters want right to follow OEM repair procedures, opposition says will monopolize parts & drive up repair costs

The Nebraska Transportation and Telecommunications Committee heard from proponents and opposition Tuesday on proposed LB 782, which seeks to add structurally totaled vehicles to the state’s list of vehicles that require a salvage title and [...]

2023-02-02T12:51:33-05:00February 2nd, 2023|RDN News Feed|

Insurance industry critics slam Alberta’s move to freeze auto insurance rates

Alberta’s provincial government has frozen its insurance rates for private passenger vehicles, but critics say the move could cost drivers. “A rate freeze does nothing to improve the affordability of auto insurance in the near [...]

2023-02-01T12:39:41-05:00February 1st, 2023|RDN News Feed|

LORs continue to increase due to supply chain and parts issues, tech shortage and repair backlogs

Enterprise reports that length of rental (LOR) increased to 18.7 days during Q4 2022 and was nearly double compared to pre-pandemic April 2019 when LOR was 11.8 days. “While Q4 2022 continued with the return [...]

2023-02-01T12:38:38-05:00February 1st, 2023|RDN News Feed|

BMW takes next steps in all-solid-state battery development

BMW has plans to further research the design and development of all-solid-state batteries (ASSBs) for its electric vehicles (EVs). The research will be conducted in Munich under an expanded joint development agreement with Solid Power, [...]

2023-02-01T12:38:07-05:00February 1st, 2023|RDN News Feed|

More than 460,000 Fords, Lincolns recalled over 360-degree camera flaw

Ford has recalled more than 460,000 vehicles, including 382,759 in the U.S., to repair a rear view camera problem attributed to at least 17 accidents. The recall applies to the 2020-2023 Ford Explorer, 2020-2023 Lincoln [...]

2023-02-01T12:37:36-05:00February 1st, 2023|RDN News Feed|

New York legislates right to repair information for digital electronic products

New York has become the first state to legislate the right for owners and independent repairers to have access to digital electronic product diagnostic, repair, and maintenance procedures. Though the action doesn’t directly affect the [...]

2023-02-01T12:37:05-05:00February 1st, 2023|RDN News Feed|

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