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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...

RENAULT-NISSAN-MITSUBISHI ALLIANCE GROWING PAINS

Here tale of corporate posturing and growth…. You will not believe the scale of personal reward. Renault had existed under the wing of the French Government for many, many decades, to the point it had lost its way with...

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....

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...

WHO WILL SUPPORT THE NEW VEHICLE?

Every increasing complexity of each new vehicle unveiled around the world shows a strong trend which is not going to go away any time soon. From the humble tyre through to the paint system technology is being developed at...

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...

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...

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...

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...

WISH YOU WERE HERE

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...