Live@NACE Automechanika: Business Outlook Conference puts the focus on future of telematics

A selection of photos from the Business Outlook Conference on the first day of NACE Automechanika 2017. Watch for more reports and photos throughout the event!

By Erin McLaughlin Chicago, Illinois — July 26, 2017 — NACE Automechanika hit the ground running this year, with the Business Outlook Conference kicking off the first day at McCormick Place West. Collision Repair magazine is the official Canadian Media Partner for NACE Automechanika. Robert “Bob” Redding of the Automotive Service Association began the conference, […]

Live@NACE Automechanika: Preparing for new tech at the ATDR Forum

Sean Carey led off the Advanced Technology & Diagnostic Repair Forum with a look at connected cars.

By Alex Dugas Chicago, Illinois — July 26, 2017 — NACE Automechanika is now officially underway at McCormick Place West in Chicago. As the official Canadian Media Partner of NACE Automechanika, Collision Repair magazine is onsite to bring you all the of the latest updates. The first day of this year’s show included one of […]

Report: Current ICBC model not sustainable; 24 percent of costs go to legal fees

The high cost of operating ICBC is due in part to an increase in collisions in the province in recent years. The number of crashes has jumped by 23 percent since 2013. Chart courtesy of ICBC.

By CRM Staff Victoria, British Columbia — July 26, 2017 — The rates currently charged by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) for basic auto insurance are not sufficient to cover the cost of automotive and personal injury claims, according to a new report by Ernst & Young. “Over the past several years, the […]

AMi launches professional designations for Estimator Role

AMi has introduced two new professional designations for estimators: Accredited Collision-Repair Estimator (ACE) and Accredited Master Collision-Repair Estimator (AMCE).

North Richland Hills, Texas — July 26, 2017 ­– The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) has developed two new professional designations for the Collision Repair Estimator role. The new designations were developed in conjunction with I-CAR and require I-CAR training to satisfy technical damage analysis requirements. “The new designations, represent 14 months of industry work to […]