Technology Update

Plastfix celebrates 5 Year anniversary

Plastfix reached its milestone 5th year anniversary just last week, the company that is championing the management of automotive plastic waste and leading the way by innovating its restoration...
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Toyota gets the “THUMS”-up

Toyota has expanded its commitment to global road safety by making software for its virtual crash-test dummies freely available to competitors and researchers. Known as THUMS (Total HUman Model for Safety), Toyota’s...
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SCRS releases all three OEM Summit videos

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has released all three sessions of the 2019 OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit, from the SEMA Show on the association’s YouTube channel...
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BMW Australia raises the bar in collision repair

BMW Australia is currently embarking on a rapid expansion of its accredited national vehicle repair program that is enabling repair of BMWs to a structural integrity and quality that...
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Axalta introduces CS220 Percotop Antislip Additive

As we head into winter, wet weather becomes more prevalent and subsequently so does the occurrence of slips. On surfaces that can become especially slippery, the new CS220 Percotop...
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BASF’s Ultramid Balance on new model Mazdas

Molten, a global Japanese supplier of sporting goods and automotive components, has used BASF Ultramid Balance to produce a new rear bumper stay, an automotive part designed to protect the...
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Waste Motive’s headlight shredding trial a great success

Last week in Melbourne, Plastfix’s Waste Motive Initiative took yet another step forward in a headlight shredding trial with leading resource recovery company, Close the Loop, and the National...
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Opus Acquires AutoEnginuity

Drew Technologies, Inc., an Opus IVS division company, acquired US-based AutoEnginuity, LLC for a purchase price of approximately $20 million on a cash-free and debt-free basis. AutoEnginuity, founded in...
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Automated Headlight Repairs takes a giant step with Plastfix

The National Collision Repairer was granted exclusive access to one of the most significant collision repair industry events in recent memory hosted by, Professor Emad Gad, Dean of School...
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Hyundai autonomous cars hit the streets

Hyundai, in collaboration with Pony.ai and Via, unveiled BotRide, a shared, on-demand, autonomous vehicle service operating on public roads. Starting on 4 November, a fleet of self-driving Hyundai KONA...
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