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Daimler unhitches from truck platooning

A senior executive of Daimler Trucks used the stage of CES 2019 in Las Vegas to announce that the company is stepping away from R&D efforts to build platooning...
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Subarus may require many inspections after ‘slight collision’

A recent Collision Advice webinar in the US highlighted a lengthy list of inspections necessary on a Subaru Impreza or Crosstrek (know as an XV in Australia) following a...
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Next-gen Ford Explorer 200 lbs. lighter and ADAS suite standard

The next-generation 2020 Ford Explorer shed 200 pounds when its XLT trim is stacked up against the prior generation’s, but achieved this largely without relying on the aluminium for...
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ANCAP 3 star Rating for Suzuki Jimny

The Australasia’s independent authority on vehicle safety, ANCAP, has announced a 3 star safety rating for the all new Suzuki Jimny – falling shy of expected safety standards in...
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Axalta Colours your world

2018 Automotive Colour Popularity Report shows “whites” continue to lead the way Axalta has released its 66th annual Global Automotive Colour Popularity Report, which shows white as the global...
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US vehicle manufacturer associations call for collision repair industry to follow OEM repair procedures

Associations representing virtually all automakers selling cars and light duty trucks in the United States released a policy position statement calling for all collision repairs to be conducted in accordance...
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Glasurit Ratio Scan 12/6: Digital. Efficient. Excellent.

When Glasurit first introduced digital spectrophotometers, it was a game-changer for the automotive paint industry. The cutting-edge technology accelerated the colour-matching process for body shops and made the mixing...
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PPG receives top supplier award from Uni-Select

Uni-Select is a leader in the distribution of automotive refinish and industrial paint and related products in North America, as well as a leader in the automotive aftermarket parts...
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Model rationalisation at GM will impact CT6-certified shops

The end of the Cadillac CT6 sometime in 2019 means collision repairers who joined the GM certified repair network for the advanced aluminium-and-steel vehicle will have had just three...
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Holden launches “Power & the Passion”

Holden is pressing the START button early in the New Year, firing up with “Power & the Passion”, a massive sales promotion launching on January 1. GM Holden’s key...
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