These recalls are in addition to recent Ford recalls involving hundreds of thousands (and possibly over 1 million) of vehicles, which includes fixes for transmissions, Takata air bags and various other issues.
The Summit topics will address the impact that automotive research has on vehicle construction and functionality, the impact that construction and functionality has on performing once-commonplace repair procedures, and the impact that those OEM procedures—or failure to implement them—have on liability and safety.
Service King has now finished among the top five businesses in the DFW Best Places to Work rankings seven straight years and finished No. 1 as recently as 2015. The company operates 35 collision repair centers in the Dallas Fort-Worth area, where the organization also hosts its National Support Center.
Every iPhone 5s or later, or iPad Air or later is going to be able to run iOS 11 and the new Augmented Reality (AR) feature. And if you own a small business, Small Business Trends said you should be taking advantage of them.
Patrick McGuire regularly consults collision repair shops on how to prevent the sort of disaster that occurred with John Eagle Collision Center in Texas. And one area where shops can really do themselves a favor is better understanding OEM position statements. He spoke with FenderBender to discuss how they can do just that.
As aluminum becomes more popular in vehicles, the industry is searching for safer ways to join mixed materials. There are several academic studies related to the lightweighting issue, including one from Ohio State University, which is studying “civilized explosive welding” as a way to join dissimilar materials and avoid corrosion.
In their complaints, the body shops argue that the insurance companies engaged in two lines of tactics in pursuit of a single goal: to depress the shops’ rates for automobile repair. The first line of tactics was designed to set a “market rate,” which reflected not the forces of the market but an artificial rate that would benefit only the insurance companies.
Frost & Sullivan expects a Waymo-powered, Level 5 autonomous vehicle, featuring complete connectivity, to become available to the public by 2025. With over 3 million miles of on-road testing of autonomous cars and an industry-first car without a steering wheel or pedals, Waymo could potentially help commercialize its autonomous technology earlier than its competition.
The infographic shows small business owners the significant role live video plays in today’s digital environment. It provides valuable tips on the different types of content businesses should include in live videos.