Memorial Day travel forecast up 7% YOY, claims likely to return to ‘near-normal’ volume

AAA projects 42.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend, a 7% increase over 2022, while CCC Intelligent Solutions predicts the number of collision claims will return to [...]

2023-05-29T14:59:54-04:00May 29th, 2023|RDN News Feed|

Hearing scheduled on Mass. R2R enforcement temp stop motion ahead of June 1 enforcement

District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock has scheduled a May 30 hearing on the Alliance for Automotive Innovation (Auto Innovators) emergency temporary restraining order (TRO motio) and expedited hearing request to prevent Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell [...]

2023-05-26T13:37:00-04:00May 26th, 2023|RDN News Feed|

PPG will distribute paint and clear film solutions under new JV

Through a newly-formed joint venture (JV), PPG will now offer paint and clear film solutions for automotive and industrial customers. PPG Advanced Surface Technologies was launched by PPG and entrotech to make and distribute paint [...]

2023-05-26T13:36:29-04:00May 26th, 2023|RDN News Feed|

BMW to launch first all-electric 5 Series, includes eye-directed lane change

BMW’s new 5 Series vehicles will come to market in October with a new advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) feature — lane changing by eye movement. Active Lane Change can be used by the driver [...]

2023-05-26T13:35:58-04:00May 26th, 2023|RDN News Feed|

R2R debate continues in Maine, could result in 2 voter referendum questions

A Maine legislative committee voiced confusion Tuesday about the need for two “right to repair” referendum questions on the state’s November ballot and asked several questions of the groups supporting the competing measures. The Alliance [...]

2023-05-25T14:09:32-04:00May 25th, 2023|RDN News Feed|

Polyvance confirms ‘hotter is not always better’ in plastics welding

New research from Polyvance shows that the strength of some plastic welds can be compromised if they weren’t welded at the recommended temperature. It’s important to weld plastics at the appropriate temperature according to the [...]

2023-05-25T14:09:01-04:00May 25th, 2023|RDN News Feed|

Texas draws closer to eliminating mandatory vehicle inspections

A Texas bill that would eliminate regular mandatory vehicle safety inspections for non-commercial vehicles has passed the state’s House and Senate committees. Under House Bill 3297, now headed to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk for a [...]

2023-05-25T14:08:30-04:00May 25th, 2023|RDN News Feed|

NHTSA’s efforts enforcing automated technologies are highlighted

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has extended its standing general orders (SGOs) that mandate reporting obligations of certain crashes for an additional three years. The extension was noted in Foley and Lardner LLP’s [...]

2023-05-25T14:07:59-04:00May 25th, 2023|RDN News Feed|

Oregon’s EV workforce to expand under $3M technician program

The National Science Foundation has awarded nearly $3 million to Central Oregon Community College (COCC) to help grow the region’s electric vehicle (EV) technician workforce. The funding will support COCC’s participation in the federal Northwest [...]

2023-05-25T14:07:28-04:00May 25th, 2023|RDN News Feed|


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