FIXED magazine got in touch with Brian Krzanich, CDK Global's new chief executive officer and president, to find out more about his specific goals for the new position and plans in terms of emerging technologies for the company.
Pay-per-click ad campaigns are nuanced, and the advertisements’ quality scores have a big impact on the effectiveness of the campaign. Here are four things to keep in mind for your digital advertisements.
LiDAR technology on self-driving vehicles requires a certain amount of light reflected back to their sensors in order to detect surrounding objects. And your paint department can compromise that light. Here’s how LiDAR technology and paint interact on autonomous vehicles.
In June 2018, the owner of The Collision Company in Kirksville, Mo., went to court after filing a lawsuit against GEICO insurance for underpaying a repair. Last week, a judge awarded the entire approximately $13,409 the shop owner had estimated the repair to cost.
Aaron Schulenburg, executive director for the Society of Collision Repair Specialists, shares some facts in the OEM vs. aftermarket part debate that you can use when speaking with customers or negotiating with insurance companies.
Two body shop shop owners developed their own robotic paint drying technology, giving collision repair departments more options for a technology that’s designed to dry paint within minutes instead of hours. Here’s an introduction to their equipment, and updates on the competition.
The EksoVest—a non-powered, linkage driven and gas spring actuated upper body exoskeleton—is currently being used by technicians on the Ford assembly line, but has also been demoed in a body shop. The technology could provide career longevity for techs.
BMW launched an addition to its certified collision repair program last week in order to create more dealer-owned body shops across the U.S. Now, a dealer will be able to sponsor an independent shop in its primary market to apply to be a BMW certified collision repair center.
Fixed Ops Business spoke with David Bliss of CCC about the company's heat map technology, which transforms vehicle photos into heat maps in order to provide a “more visually literate” and color-coded view of the damage.