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BMW’S CARBON CORE TECHNOLOGY

Weight-minimising measures courtesy of the BMW EfficientLightweight strategy enable the new BMW 7 Series models to tip the scales up to 130 kilograms lighter than their previous-generation model, despite significant additions to the roster of comfort and safety equipment...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

TAKATA AIRBAGS AND CORPORATE DISGRACE

Much has been written all over the world about Takata, a company with diverse interests in supplying the automotive industry. Like Toyota the Takata Corp were initially focused on the production of textiles, and made two critical decisions on...

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...

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....