2018 Accord is 29% ultra-high-strength steel, most ever on a Honda car

The 2018 Honda Accord is 29 percent ultra-high-strength steel, the company announced Friday — the highest proportion of the 780-megapascal-and-up grades in any mass-market Honda car. This lightweighting of the No....
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Audi, Automotive News: 2018 A8 to have Level 3 ‘hands off the steering wheel’ partial autonomy

As soon as regulators allow it, Audi will activate full Level 3 self-driving capabilities on 2018 Audi A8s carrying that option, Automotive News reported. It’s the first production vehicle to...
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I-CAR shares safety tips for EVs, hybrid repair following Volvo announcement

      Volvo’s commitment to making every new generation of Volvos either hybrid, plug-in hybrid or fully electric after 2019 might help the planet but give collision repairers an...
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  As previously reported IAG has now put in place their “Road to Gold” program for their preferred repairer network which involves I-CAR Australia providing all of the training...
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CAR whitepaper predicts future of body materials: Everything but mild steel

      Trying to plan what materials you’ll need to know over the next two decades of auto body repair? A new Center for Automotive Research white paper suggests it...
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3M Australia and I-CAR Australia partner to offer innovative training program

            I-CAR Australia and 3M Australia are joining forces to deliver a combined training venture on rivet and adhesive bonding. Scheduled for July 6th,...
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New Hyundai crossover Kona 51% advanced high-strength steel, offers two-tone paint

Hyundai said Tuesday more than half of the body of its completely new B-segment crossover is advanced high-strength steel. The 2018 Kona, which will go on sale in the U.S....
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The relationship to the digital world shapes BASF’s 2017/18 Automotive Color Trend predictions

A desire for more simplicity and transparency in a digital world inspired the overarching theme of BASF’s Automotive Color Trends for 2017/18 – Translucid. The designers of BASF’s Coatings...
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2018 Ford Expedition cuts 300 pounds with aluminum; F-150 auto body certification transfers to SUV too

Like the 2015 F-150, the next-generation 2018 Ford Expedition will have an aluminum body-in-white and panels over a “redesigned high-strength steel frame,” Ford announced Tuesday. The full-size SUV weighs...
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