National Collision

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- In the field of self-driving cars, algorithms for controlling lane changes are an important topic of study. But most existing lane-change algorithms have one of two drawbacks: Either they rely on detailed statistical models of the driving environment, which are difficult to...
Clarence, New York – May 15, 2018 – Dynabrade is pleased to announce that DanAm sales representatives, who represent SATA for the USA and Puerto Rico, will also represent Dynabrade, the leading US supplier of abrasive-related air tools, source capture vacuum systems and specialty abrasives. “We are...
CHARLOTTE (May 14, 2018) -- CARSTAR and Assured Performance jointly announced today they will provide a special OEM certification initiative and bundled services to CARSTAR locations across North America. The new initiative leverages Assured Performance tools and resources for CARSTAR store owners...
CLEVELAND – April 30, 2018 – Matrix® Automotive Finishes is looking for vehicles, from classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles to street rods for its 2019 Mavericks of Color Calendar. The calendar recognizes the incredible work of painters across the country that are using Matrix brand...
This screenshot, shown during a webinar on the Toyota “Technical Information System (TIS),” shows the system often indicates procedures that are “required,” not just “recommended.”
Alexandria, Va.—Collision industry trainer and consultant Mike Anderson of Collision Advice is passionate about getting the industry to research and follow OEM procedures on every job. That’s why he’s launched a series of free monthly webinars on how to find the OEM information on the automakers’...
Southfield, Mich.—Bentley has released its training course schedule for Glasurit, the BASF refinish paint line that holds exclusive global approval for Bentley repairs. The training courses will be instructor-led for paint technicians who work within the Bentley Accredited Bodyshop Network, or are...
San Diego—Mitchell has released its Industry Trends Report (ITR) for the first quarter of 2018, which provides insights on key industry trends such as the adoption of artificial intelligence and the importance of proper and safe repairs. As vehicles become increasingly sophisticated, and evolve...
Finish 1 products deliver reliable performance at reasonable price points, the company says.
Warrensville Heights, Ohio –Martin Senour’s Finish 1 Automotive Refinish Products combine ease of use and affordable quality to maximize revenue for shops – and NAPA Auto Parts Stores – of all sizes. Finish 1 products deliver the reliable performance at reasonable price points for which automotive...
PPG variant decks help ensure an accurate color match.
Strongsville, Ohio—PPG has announced its schedule of collision refinish training classes for the second quarter of 2018. Collision refinish courses set for April, May and June will cover PPG premium brands including the ENVIROBASE High Performance, AQUABASE Plus, DELTRON and GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM...
PPG variant decks help ensure an accurate color match.
Strongsville, Ohio—PPG has announced its schedule of collision refinish training classes for the second quarter of 2018. Collision refinish courses set for April, May and June will cover PPG premium brands including the ENVIROBASE High Performance, AQUABASE Plus, DELTRON and GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM...

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