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(Jacksonville, FL – April 17, 2019) – AirPro Diagnostics announced today that it has filed for patent protection on a revolutionary new product which brings Cognitive Augmented Reality (C.A.R.) to present digitized calibration targets to vehicles requiring ADAS calibrations. A picture containing...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL (April 12, 2019) – The Collision Repair Industry Snapshot Survey, co-sponsored by the Collision Repair Education Foundation and I-CAR©, has launched and is open for responses from collision shop owners and managers. The data collected by this year’s study will be compared to...
NEW YORK, April 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The global automotive refinish coatings market is expected to reach USD 11.34 Billion by 2026, according to a new report by Reports and Data. This can be mainly associated with the increasing disposable income, changing lifestyle and buying behavior of...
The online course (with post-test) Introduction to Diagnostics and Scan Tools (VT210E01) discusses various scan tools and their capabilities.
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—With its maze of wiring, modules, and sensors, today’s vehicle resembles a computer network on wheels. I-CAR’s newest courses in electrical and diagnostics provide training to meet evolving repair needs, said Josh McFarlin, director of curriculum and product development. “...
Frank Terlep cautions any shop pulling data from a vehicle to have the customer’s authorization to do so.
Palm Springs, Calif.—Aaron Schulenburg of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) is among those saying that it’s not just California shops that should be concerned about a new consumer privacy law going into effect next January in that state. The California Consumer Privacy Act gives...
Mechanicsville, Va.—The Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) held its ninth annual gala fundraiser in Palm Springs, Calif., alongside the Collision Industry Conference, where attendees set new records. Gala guests were able to participate in a raffle and silent auction featuring many items, donated...
Chicago—CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) has announced the availability of its 2019 Crash Course report, a data-driven look at the business drivers and technology trends impacting the automotive industry. In the report – titled RETHINK – CCC Industry Analyst Susanna Gotsch explores how the auto...
Troy, Mich.—AkzoNobel has released its second quarter 2019 lineup of vehicle refinishing training courses. Covering topics such as Sikkens color tinting, health and safety best practices, and more, these complimentary courses are designed to help current and future collision repair technicians...
CHARLOTTE (March 25, 2019) – When purchasing a new car, it is important to consider more than just the power, performance and styling. The vehicle’s safety and repairability after a collision can play a big role in the insurance costs and life of the vehicle. The Insurance Industry for Highway...
BETHESDA, Md. – March 19, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced registration is now open for its 2019 Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists (PBES) Conference. The two-and-a-half day event will be held May 15-17 in San Diego, Calif. at the Hard Rock Hotel. The PBES Conference is an annual...

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