2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L has aluminum, 3rd Gen steel, magnesium

FCA on Thursday announced a seven-seater 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L with a “more robust and innovative body structure” derived from third-generation high-strength steels. FCA didn’t provide exact tensile strengths in its news release Thursday, [...]

2021-01-12T07:08:58-05:00January 12th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

2021 Genesis G80 SUV will feature aluminum hood, doors, tailgate

The brand-new 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV recently released to dealerships will incorporate higher-strength steels but also feature an aluminum hood and tailgate and aluminum doors, according to Hyundai. This strategic aluminum usage by a manufacturer [...]

2021-01-11T16:09:52-05:00January 11th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

Enterprise pilot to grow collision techs using Ranken format mixing school, shop time

Enterprise Holdings announced Monday a new pilot program based on Ranken Technical College’s hybrid school-and-shop collision vocational education model.  The Automotive Collision Engineering Pilot Program will run two years and debut at the Saint Louis, [...]

2021-01-11T12:53:49-05:00January 11th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

IIHS: Rear autobrake ‘standout feature’ in reducing liability, collision claims

Updated Highway Loss Data Institute research into rear autobraking found the ADAS technology cut property damage liability claims 28 percent and collision claims 10 percent, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Thursday. The success [...]

2021-01-11T07:09:12-05:00January 11th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

New Chief Constellation system to automatically estimate PDR hail damage

Chief announced Tuesday it would this hail season offer an automated system able to identify and measure vehicle hail dents and produce an estimate to fix them. The Constellation technology “eliminates the need for an [...]

2021-01-11T07:08:41-05:00January 11th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

SBA: PPP COVID-19 relief for small businesses resumes Jan. 11

The Small Business Administration on Friday announced it would reopen the Paycheck Protection Program on Monday. The first few days will be dedicated to borrowers who use community financial institutions, but the SBA said the [...]

2021-01-08T14:53:58-05:00January 8th, 2021|RDN News Feed|

SCRS launches video tip series with Collision Advice’s Anderson, DEG’s Gredinberg

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists on Thursday released the first in what it called a new weekly video tip series for auto body shops. The videos pair Collision Advice CEO Mike Anderson with Database [...]

2021-01-07T15:23:28-05:00January 7th, 2021|RDN News Feed|
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