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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,...

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...

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...

PSA PEUGEOT CITROëN IS BORN AGAIN

PSA  (PSA Peugeot Citroën) is a giant that many have either forgotten or don’t know about. A big part of the global image for Peugeot to this day is countless ancient 404s and 504s moving the masses around Africa....

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...

AUTONOMY, AUTO PILOT CARS MIND THE GAP

Feedback from repairers, insurers and vehicle manufacturers say that the inclusion of stiffer, higher grade materials and more efficient impact load paths are leading to damage which is being underestimated. For quite some time, BMW were pressing home the message...

THE POWER OF COMPUTER DATA AND YOU

The Volvo scalable product  architecture (‘SPA’) and Volvo engine architecture (‘VEA’) are the building blocks of the new company under the ownership of Geely. At first sight this is yet another modular platform approach which sees a high level...

GENERIC INFORMATION AND MODERN COLLISION REPAIR

By Andrew Marsh Once upon a time, more than 40 years ago, vehicle construction had the following characteristics: Panels for skin as well as structural parts were made from predominantly mild steel. Multi-material referred to the vinyl on the roof, glued over...

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND

We are part of the biggest global technology and social upheaval right now, and collision repair is very much part of that change. In this article we shall take a look at an area where technology impact has changed...

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP MELTDOWN, OR IS IT HYPE?

The global media can’t believe its luck. A famously cash rich vehicle manufacturer pushing to become the biggest in the world nearly three years ahead of their own plan, caught red handed by the USA Environmental Protection Agency bending...