Axalta’s 65th Annual Global Automotive 2017 colour popularity report unveils white as number one colour choice worldwide

Nancy Lockhart Axalta Global Colour Marketing Manager. Axalta’s 65th Annual Global Automotive 2017 research finds that this year, black is in second place at 16 percent, with grey and silver tied for third place at 11 percent.

By Erin McLaughlin Clinton Township, Michigan — January 4, 2017 — Start stocking up with grey, white and black refinishing paints. Axalta Coating Systems recently released the findings of its 65th annual Global Automotive Color Popularity Report, and has declared that neutrals dominated consumer driver preferences last year. “Axalta’s annual colour initiatives, which include this […]

Alberta looks to overhaul consumer protection legislation, including auto repair shops


By Tom Davis Edmonton, Alberta — December 4, 2017 — Consumer protection is of increasing importance, but at what cost for small business operators? That will be the question posed to Alberta’s provincial government after it proposed a new bill to beef up consumer protection laws. Collision repairers, however, are confident any new regulations will […]

NHTSA says software can count as a driver

According to Google, its self-driving vehicles have 'disengaged' 272 times in the last 15 months, prompting a human driver to take control. This raises definite questions about whether or not software can be considered a 'driver.'

Santa Monica, California — February 10, 2016 — Does the software suite piloting an autonomous vehicle count as a driver? The US-based National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seems to think so, judging by recent comments made by Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. “We are taking great care to embrace innovations that can boost safety and […]