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We are part of the most exciting commercial sector on earth. Yes, the automotive industry is definitely not in its first flush of youth, and yes, immense change is about to become even more immense in the coming few...

GENEVA FINDS ITSELF BACK IN THE 1960s

There is some ‘olde worlde’, certainly expensive and ultimately charming aspects of life in Geneva. For a country that famously has only ever had a few attempts at creating vehicles (Monteverdi, Sbarro and Sauber for example) it is completely,...

FUTURE TECH – ELECTRICITY, DRIVER ASSISTANCE AND A COMPLETE MUDDLE BY ANDREW MARSH

Mansplaining - a man explaining to someone, typically a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronising. What follows is emphatically not Mansplaining. I just happen to be male. In this era of taking offence at everything which...

NISSAN MICRA K14 AND THE BIG DATA FUTURE

Automotive Refinisher has brought to you many, many insights to the global automotive industry future direction of travel. Well, just in case anyone thinks this is somehow in the distant future, I bring news. It’s now. Right now. A view...

ADVANCED DRIVER SYSTEMS AND FUTURE PROFIT

There are two headlines used by our sector around the world. They are…. Electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles. Guess what? Neither will be as significant nor affect the collision repair business as much as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The...

ELECTRIFICATION FOR ALL AND MOTOR INSURANCE

Last time we took a look at how the UK motor insurance sector is getting to grips with a rapidly evolving business model, where the people who though they called the shots suddenly find themselves by-passed. With any form...

Melt Downs and Disruption by Andrew Marsh

Once a time people with agreeable levels of cash would provide a service for those who would take to the seas, to ensure that no matter what happened to the vessel the owner of the cargo as well as...

HONDA TO INTRODUCE POST ACCIDENT SCREENING

Honda announced that all of its vehicles involved in a collision require a pre- and post-repair scan to determine if any diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) are present. Safety and driver assistance systems will also require inspection, calibration and aiming...

US MARKET IMPLODES AGAIN BY ANDREW MARSH

Today, unlike those first systems, the pilot can sit back and relax. There are some huge questions travelling around the world every day at super-high speed. One is ‘what is the point of the stocks/bonds/shares/exchange markets?’ Another is ‘has...

THE EXPLOSIVE TRUTH ABOUT MULTI-MIX REPAIR

As motor  makers push the boundaries in automobile design in every direction to both save on manufacturing costs and provide increased safety for occupants, along with ever greater fuel efficiency, the trend to incorporate aluminium structure with high strength...