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BMW Group unveils colour change concept at CES

At the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas BMW unveiled a new exterior colour changing technology developed with E Ink for the BMW iX. BMW said the prospective “future...
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Nissan unveils Ambition 2030 vision to empower mobility and beyond

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has unveiled Nissan Ambition 2030, the company’s new long-term vision for empowering mobility. Responding to critical environmental, societal and customer needs, the company aims to become a...
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Cybersecurity expert urges repair shops to protect data

As the collision repair industry increasingly relies on digital information, it’s crucial for repair shops to take steps to protect their data against hackers, Brandon Laur, vice president of...
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BMW Group at COP 26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow

It is a commitment born of tradition and responsibility: BMW has attended every UN climate summit since 2008. At this year’s COP 26 in Glasgow, the company once again...
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Australia launches international trial with EV batteries

The University of Queensland (UQ) has launched a world-first international trial to see if the spare battery capacity in electric vehicles (EV) could be used to support the uptake...
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ANCAP welcomes mandatory autonomous emergency braking

Australasia’s independent vehicle safety consumer advocate, ANCAP SAFETY, has welcomed the announcement by the Australian Government to introduce an Australian Design Rule (ADR) mandating the fitment of autonomous emergency...
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Hyundai IONIQ 5 wins in Germany

Fresh on the market and already a true winner: Hyundai Motor’s IONIQ 5 has won a 2022 German Car of the Year (GCOTY) award in the “New Energy” category....
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OEConnection acquires Assured Performance in the USA

OEConnection, the North American auto industry’s largest technology provider for OEM distribution networks, has acquired the Assured Performance Network, further broadening the company’s management of OEM certification programs for collision...
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Counterfeit airbags – seriously, what next?

The U.S. Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council (A2C2) has called on eBay to immediately halt the sale of airbags and airbag components on eBay.com, saying that the move is the only...
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asTech to provide diagnostic scan reports with OEM tool reports

Repairify, Inc. announced that starting in October 2021, asTech’s remote scanning and diagnostic service will provide comprehensive diagnostic scan reports along with official OEM tool reports to customers in...
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