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GM Collision Repair Network Growing

“Collision repair professionals are telling us they see how the Network can help make their business more efficient, speed up the repair process and give confidence that vehicles are repaired accurately and safely,” said John Eck, collision manager, GM Customer Care and Aftersales. Continue reading

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More Automated Driving R&D Underway at Toyota

Through this alliance, the three companies will work toward achieving “freedom of movement for all” and a “society with zero casualties from traffic accidents.” While these goals are a cliché in automated driving releases, scant evidence exists that this will happen beyond the fact that there is a lot of work underway in the area. Continue reading

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Laws Mandating DUI Interlocks Save Lives

Twenty-eight states, the District of Columbia and four California counties have some type of interlock requirement that applies to first-time offenders. If all states without such laws adopted them, more than 500 additional lives could be saved each year. Continue reading

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Pennsylvania State Police Crash Reports Now Online

Pennsylvania law states that only certain parties may access a crash report, including those involved in the crash, their attorney, and their insurance company. Continue reading

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Hoffa: Opioid Use Due to Broken System

Opioid drugs, including prescription painkillers and heroin, killed more than 33,000 people in the U.S. during 2015, a record. The epidemic is straining public services and state budgets. Continue reading

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Top Ten Future Collectible Cars in 2017 Production

Ten vehicles in production by automakers stand out as the likeliest to grow in value and appeal as collectible cars to enthusiasts, claims Haggerty. Continue reading

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Amica Auto Claims Adjust Converts to IBM MobileFirst for iOS

Amica is equipping170 adjusters with iPad Pro and iPhone 6 loaded with Claims Adjust, providing secure, immediate access to individual claims data anywhere in the field. Continue reading

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Web Aided Auto Insurance Shopping Grows

Compare.com, a comparison auto insurance website in the United States, has added Amica Mutual so it will be providing quotes in California and Texas starting this month. Continue reading

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California Only State Where Auto Insurance Rates Fell

Nevertheless, California auto insurance companies earn higher profits than the national average, and the market ranks fifth most competitive in the nation using the standard applied by the U.S. Department of Justice. Continue reading

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Aluminum Ford F-150 Top IIHS Safety Pick, but Criticized, not for the First Time on Repair Costs, which could be Premature

However, IIHS said the F-150 extended cab only turned in a good performance in four of five assessments. The problem is the small overlap front test just a marginal rating for occupant protection in a small overlap front crash. The results are the first ratings for large pickups in a group the Institute is evaluating this year. Continue reading

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Rising Auto Insurance Rates have People Shopping, but Not Necessarily Switching

Increases in Auto Insurance rates by an average of 2.1% nationwide in 2014, following an increase of 2.5% in 2013 have many customers shopping for a new insurer, but few are actually switching insurers. Continue reading

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Telematics Enable Usage Based Insurance and Privacy Risks

A Celant report on insurance developments also includes results of a survey on how receptive customers would be to real time feedback on their driving. How would you like to receive this message while driving: Your current driving style suggests that you have a one in three chance of having a fatal or very serious accident during the next year. Continue reading

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Honda heads list of Most Popular Stolen Vehicles

The Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, F-Series pickup truck, Toyota Corolla, and Chevrolet Impala headed the list of the most oft stolen 2013 model-year vehicles. Continue reading

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Telematics are ‘Driving’ Growth in Usage Based Insurance

So called OBD-II based telematics – aka onboard diagnostics – are rudimentary and controversial but they have the potential to reshape the auto insurance market to reward good or infrequent low-risk drivers while charging other, more risk exposed users to higher fees Continue reading

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Consumers Will Commit Fraud for Cheaper Car Insurance

However, in the bold new world of snooping, two thirds (64%) of people are comfortable with a telematics type of product that would share information about the events leading to a traffic accident, in order to help determine which driver was at fault. Continue reading

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