Technology Update

Tradiebot – Spearheading the revolution

In the “factory of the future” at Swinburne University, the industry recently celebrated the launch of Tradiebot Industries and its Repair Bot project, in collaboration with Swinburne University and...
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The car of the future is the “connected car”

Not only will these vehicles employ a host of technologies to make the roads safer and occupants happier, but they also will help new-car dealers streamline their operations and...
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Uber stops autonomous vehicle testing after pedestrian fatality in Arizona

Uber is halting testing of its autonomous vehicle (AV) fleet in several US cities following a fatal accident in Tempe, Arizona, where a pedestrian was killed after being struck...
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Driver Assistance Systems

During a recent survey, I was surprised to find there was a significant knowledge gap in the industry regarding driver assistance systems. There was a reasonable awareness of autonomous driving, but there were some blurred...
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Intelligent World Drive

Deep learning in country-specific, real road traffic plays a central role on the road to autonomous driving. This is shown by Mercedes-Benz’s intelligent world drive, which ended at the...
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Big brother is watching – from within!

Telematics alerts customers to collision repairer activity on their vehicle “We are going to be seeing more and more of that,” he said. The shop is now “committed” to...
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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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IAG ROAD TO GOLD UNDERWAY

  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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