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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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

BREXIT, DOOM, MORE DOOM AND A SIDE ORDER OF BREXIT

Dear friends, we here in the UK – helpfully defined by our un-elected European bureaucrats as England, Wales, the Channel Islands, the Scilly Islands and the Isle of Man – seem to be obsessed by our imminent departure from...