Honda recall points up critical role correct panel gap can play in vehicle safety

Honda has recalled about 275,000 Honda Passport, Pilot and Ridgeline vehicles for a problem with the hood latch striker that could result in the hood coming open while driving. The voluntary recall points up the [...]

2021-12-08T07:21:05-05:00December 8th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

GM, Lucid, Rivian executives discuss repair guidance for EVs in OEM Summit at 2021 SEMA Show

By Lurah Lowery As collision repair becomes increasingly complex because of new sensor and camera system technologies, car manufacturers want to ensure collision repair technicians have the proper training and tools to safely and correctly [...]

2021-12-07T07:21:04-05:00December 7th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

Registration opens for digital delivery of 2021 Repairer Driven Education series

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has opened registration for the digital delivery of the 2021 Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series, which can be accessed at https://rde.scrs.com. An RDE Full Series Digital Pass, available [...]

2021-12-07T06:51:06-05:00December 7th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

Tesla Insurance directs certified repair shops to begin using Audatex for claims

Tesla Insurance has told members of its certified collision repair network that they must begin using Audatex’s Qapter platform to create and upload all Tesla insurance claims. The announcement was made through an email to [...]

2021-12-06T07:21:04-05:00December 6th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

Southeastern associations join to offer regional collision conference Feb. 3-5

The Carolinas Collision Association has partnered with the Tennessee and Gulf States collision repair associations to organize their first joint Southeast Collision Conference, to be held Thursday, Feb. 3 through Saturday, Feb. 5 in Richburg, [...]

2021-12-06T06:51:04-05:00December 6th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

Honda, Toyota expand focus on ADAS technologies in continuing bid to reduce collisions

Toyota and Honda have each expanded their commitment to collision reduction technologies, announcing near- and long-term developments in their advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) system offerings. Toyota has announced the launch of T-Mate, a name [...]

2021-12-02T07:21:05-05:00December 2nd, 2021|RDN News Feed|

CREF seeks votes in competition for share of LKQ Community Foundation funds

The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) is asking supporters in the collision repair industry for their votes as it competes for the biggest share of $400,000 from the LKQ Community Foundation. CREF is one of [...]

2021-12-01T06:51:04-05:00December 1st, 2021|RDN News Feed|

Opus diagnostic tools approved for use in Subaru Certified Collision Network

Subaru of America has approved the Opus IVS DriveSafe and ScanSafe diagnostic tools for use within the Subaru Certified Collision Network, Opus has announced. They join AsTech and AirPro remote scanning tools on the OEM’s [...]

2021-11-30T07:21:04-05:00November 30th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

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