IIHS adds three vehicles to Top Safety Pick+ list

The Chrysler Pacifica during the challenging small overlap front test. The vehicle was retested by IIHS after FCA made changes to prevent the driver's door from opening during this type of collision.

Arlington, Virginia — September 26, 2016 — The US-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has recently named three new vehicles to its Top Safety Pick+ list. The three vehicles are the 2017 Chevrolet Volt, the 2017 Cadillac XT5 and the newly introduced Chrysler Pacifica. The Pacifica is the first minivan to earn a 2016 […]

Terry Feehan named Head of Business for Fix Auto Australia

Terry Feehan has been named Head of Business for Fix Auto Australia.

Montreal, Quebec — September 26, 2016 — Fix Auto World has named Terry Feehan to the position of Head of Business for Fix Auto Australia. Feehan was previously the General Manager of SAPE Group, an Australian paint, body and equipment distributor. Feehan is responsible of overseeing Fix Auto’s Australian operations, growing the organization’s team, supporting […]

Panelists announced for SEMA’s scanning sessions

The OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit is part of the Repairer Driven Education series at the 2016 SEMA Show.

Prosser, Washington — September 23, 2016 — The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has announced additional details on the morning session of the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit taking place at the 2016 SEMA Show. The 2016 SEMA Show will take place November 1 to 4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The session […]

Alcoa unveils new aluminum joining breakthrough

Alcoa's RSR technology uses a combination of spot welding and self-piercing rivets to join different materials.

Detroit, Michigan — September 26, 2016 — Alcoa has developed a new method for joining aluminum to a wide range of other materials, including steels, magnesium and composites. Alcoa is one of the largest aluminum producers in the world and has a vested interest in lowering barriers to use in aluminum in the automotive sector. […]