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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...

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND PART 2

Commodity traders were the very first financial service providers, relying on a complex system of trust – ‘My word is my bond’. The practice has continued for many centuries, passing down from large farms / shipping agents / manufacturing...

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...

SUBARU READIES NEW PLATFORM, AUTONOMOUS DRIVING GOALS

Subaru has unveiled a next-generation vehicle platform it says will improve safety and driving performance while keeping the small Japanese automaker competitive through to 2025. The new architecture will underpin all the brand’s nameplates beginning with the redesigned Impreza small...

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...

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...