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Pre-Crash External Side Airbag System Introduced

A new pre-crash safety system prototype developed by auto industry supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG uses an external side airbag which is deployed milliseconds before a collision. The company says...
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OEM collision repair procedures legislation introduced in New York

New York State is the latest to see legislation introduced that would require the collision repair industry to follow OEM repair procedures and auto insurers would have to pay...
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Suncorp donates written-off cars to TAFE NSW

According to the latest TAFE NSW research, ‘motor mechanic’ is the occupation expected to experience the largest employment growth in the NSW Automotive Trades and Services industry over the...
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VACC’s scorecard for election 2019

The May 18 federal election presents a difficult choice for many automotive businesses around the country. The VACC has widely promoted its automotive industry policy priorities, particularly to the...
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National strategy to achieve electric vehicle target must be achievable and sustainable

The Motor Traders’ Association of NSW (MTA NSW), an Employers Association representing thousands of automotive businesses in NSW, said the release of the Australian Labor Party’s ‘Strategy for a...
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GEICO sues Arizona glass repair shop

Insurer alleges the facility forged customer signatures and charged for ADAS recalibrations not performed, alleging US$1.9 million in damages across more than 2,800 claims. According to GEICO’s complaint, the...
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Fix Auto and Novus Glass Australia exhibit at Collision Repair Expo 2019

Fix Automotive Network Australia announces that its collision repair and auto glass repair brands, Fix Auto and NOVUS Glass, will be participating as exhibitors at this year’s Collision Repair...
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iBodyshop – IAG partner update

In the March issue of the National Collision Repairer magazine iBodyshop advertised the introduction of their new feature, RepX/iBodyshop interface. The programming has been completed and the testing is...
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IAG releases their 2017-18 Quality Report

IAG released its sixth Quality Report, the insurance industry’s only report that provides annual data on motor and property repair standards. The Quality Report provides an insight into the...
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Future Leaders of the Industry

The latest Future Leader presentation was made at the Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence in Melbourne to Amber Gabelich, a final year spray painting apprentice from Riviera Panels...
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