Continental’s new sensors can protect battery health, warn of impact damage

Continental has announced the development of two new specialized sensors: a Current Sensor Module (CSM) that can help protect the health of the battery, and a Battery Impact Detection (BID) system that can detect and [...]

2022-05-25T09:00:04-04:00May 25th, 2022|RDN News Feed|

Security rivals safety as primary concern in automotive software development

Perforce Software and Automotive IQ’s annual “State of Automotive Software Development” survey of automotive development professionals found that “security is now a major concern and is as important as safety,” even more so with the [...]

2022-05-25T08:00:05-04:00May 25th, 2022|RDN News Feed|

Rhode Island may give insurers more time to appraise vehicles, double damage amount for inspection requirement

Rhode Island senators are considering a bill that would make it an Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act violation for insurers to fail to have an appraisal performed by a licensed appraiser when a vehicle sustains [...]

2022-05-25T07:00:34-04:00May 25th, 2022|RDN News Feed|

Class action suit accuses GEICO of underpaying ‘tens of thousands’ of total loss claims

GEICO is facing a class-action suit in Georgia over what the plaintiffs say is the carrier’s underpayment of tens of thousands of total loss claims. The lawsuit, Ewing v. GEICO, accuses the insurer of miscalculating [...]

2022-05-25T07:00:04-04:00May 25th, 2022|RDN News Feed|

Survey: Rising auto insurance premiums push more consumers to telematics-driven policies

The percentage of consumers opting in to telematics-driven auto insurance has risen by a third over the past four months, as drivers look for ways to avoid rate increases and the effects of inflation, according [...]

2022-05-24T08:00:37-04:00May 24th, 2022|RDN News Feed|

Florida lawsuit against insurance commissioner disputes legality of policy language; Similar comparisons drawn to auto insurance issues

A lawsuit filed in Florida last week regarding homeowners insurance could serve as a cautionary tale for auto insurance carriers and policyholders as well as collision repairers caught in between both during repair negotiations. The [...]

2022-05-24T08:00:06-04:00May 24th, 2022|RDN News Feed|

Case study shows steel bumper beams have advantage in sustainability

Although aluminum is the lighter material, ultra-high strength steel (UHSS) bumper beams require less total energy consumption over the product’s life cycle, according to results of a sustainability assessment presented at the Great Designs in [...]

2022-05-24T07:00:34-04:00May 24th, 2022|RDN News Feed|

Hyundai to open EV, battery manufacturing plant in Georgia by 2025

Hyundai Motor Group plans to build its first U.S. electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facilities in Georgia creating nearly 8,100 new jobs. The automaker isn’t the first to decide to build EVs in Georgia. Construction [...]

2022-05-24T07:00:04-04:00May 24th, 2022|RDN News Feed|

All IDEAS Collide presentations now available on the SCRS YouTube channel

If you missed the IDEAS Collide Showcase presented by the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) at the SEMA Show, you now have the opportunity to watch all eight presentations on the SCRS YouTube channel. [...]

2022-05-23T08:00:35-04:00May 23rd, 2022|RDN News Feed|

I-CAR manager encourages OEMs to keep the needs of repairers in mind

With vehicle construction methods and materials growing more complex, collision professionals need the help of OEMs more than ever in understanding how to carry out safe and proper repairs, Scott VanHulle, manager of repairability technical [...]

2022-05-23T08:00:05-04:00May 23rd, 2022|RDN News Feed|

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