Survey: AI will supplement human estimators, not replace them

The majority of survey respondents think that AI technology will serve as a supplement to human estimators, but not replace them completely.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — October 24, 2017 — Humans aren’t obsolete when it comes to preparing estimates, but the majority of readers who responded to our most recent survey believe that artificial intelligence (AI) tools will someday supplement their abilities and make the process faster and more accurate. Both Mitchell and CCC have […]

Kobe Steel: Aluminum plates ‘meet standards,’ claims Toyota

Kobe Steel

By Tom Davis Toyota City, Japan — October 24, 2017 — Toyota has confirmed in a statement that aluminum plates supplied by Kobe Steel with falsified quality data have satisfied safety and durability standards. Toyota Motor Corporation, which is one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers, released an update regarding its investigation into the impact […]

I-CAR introduces two new Hands-On Skills courses


BY CRM Staff Ottawa, Ontario — October 24, 2017 — I-CAR has announced the introduction of two new courses to its Hands-On Skills Development series: Plastic Repair and Squeeze-Type Resistance Spot Welding. The Hands-On Skills development curriculum was first introduced by I-CAR in 2016, and was specifically designed to provide collision repair technicians with cutting-edge […]

Mitchell’s repair or replace AI to be made available for shops

Mitchell AI

By Tom Davis San Diego, California — October 24, 2017 — Mitchell has announced that bodyshop owners will be able to access a new artificial intelligence to double-check and improve the accuracy of their repair or replace decisions. The Mitchell WorkCenter Assisted Review was launched by the company last week for use by insurers, with […]