FTC issues final rule banning noncompete clauses; U.S. Chamber vows to sue

The Federal Trade Commission issued a final rule Tuesday banning noncompete clauses nationwide, according to a press release.  The commission claims the ruling will increase innovation and foster new business. The ruling becomes effective 120 [...]

2024-04-24T15:21:13-04:00April 24th, 2024|RDN News Feed|

GM, OnStar, and LexisNexis deny sharing personal data, telematics without customer permission

General Motors, OnStar, and LexisNexis Risk Solutions have denied allegations made in a lawsuit filed by a Florida man that his personal vehicle data was collected and negatively affected an insurance quote he received. The [...]

2024-04-24T15:20:42-04:00April 24th, 2024|RDN News Feed|

California drafts bills to reduce fatal crashes caused by speeding

California state legislators have drafted bills in an attempt to combat speeding as the number of deaths, specifically on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), continues to rise, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.  There have [...]

2024-04-24T15:20:11-04:00April 24th, 2024|RDN News Feed|

Virginia to no longer allow uninsured vehicle registration fee

Effective July 1, Virginians will be required to carry automobile insurance, according to a law signed in 2023. SB 951 repeals the option motorists have to register uninsured vehicles and pay an annual $500 fee. All [...]

2024-04-24T15:19:40-04:00April 24th, 2024|RDN News Feed|

Toyota announces challenge for AI predictions of new material

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) recently announced a multi-year multi-million-dollar challenge for AI predictions of new material that can be used in the real world, according to a press release.  “Researchers can presently use AI and [...]

2024-04-24T15:19:09-04:00April 24th, 2024|RDN News Feed|

Experian shares data paths to its vehicle histories, panel weighs data mining pros and cons

An Experian Automotive executive shared last week during a Collision Industry Conference (CIC) panel the ways in which they seek out data for vehicle history reports, and how the company believes it improves data by working with dealers, [...]

2024-04-23T14:40:57-04:00April 23rd, 2024|RDN News Feed|

Man who threatened repairers with gun over bill is one of several recent violent cases

A disgruntled customer who allegedly threatened employees at a Baltimore auto repair shop at gunpoint is set to go to trial next month, according to the Baltimore Witness.  Jason Estrada, 43, is charged with firearm [...]

2024-04-23T14:40:26-04:00April 23rd, 2024|RDN News Feed|

CIC: Minimizing challenges with matte, semi-gloss clear coat

A panel gave tips on how to overcome the challenges repairers face with matte and semi-glass paint jobs during the Collision Industry Conference (CIC)’s meeting in Seattle last week. The CIC Parts and Materials Committee [...]

2024-04-23T14:39:24-04:00April 23rd, 2024|RDN News Feed|

State Farm files patent for system to suppress calls and text while driving

State Farm has filed a patent for a system that suppresses calls and notifications to a driver’s phone while they are operating a motor vehicle, according to patent documents recently published by the United States [...]

2024-04-23T14:38:53-04:00April 23rd, 2024|RDN News Feed|


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