Desperate times call for desperate measures, as they say. With business so slow that Steve White contemplated closing his shop, he decided to not go down without a fight and thought of a unique way to boost his workload: raffle off his own personal Porsche Carrera.
On a humorous note, the winner, a 21-year-old woman, did not take the car home immediately
because it has a manual transmission…and she doesn’t know how to drive stick.
Maddi McCurdy Wins Porsche in Raffle at O’Fallon Body Shop
Cruise Postpones Release of Driverless Taxi Service
Cruise, a GM subsidiary, recently announced that it will miss its goal of launching a large-scale self-driving taxi service in 2019.
Cruise, a GM subsidiary, recently announced that it will miss its goal of launching a large-scale self-driving taxi service in 2019. Cruise CEO Dan Ammann said the company plans to dramatically increase the number of its autonomous test vehicles on the road in San Francisco, but will not be offering rides to regular people this year, according to an article from The Verge.
Cutting Edge Automotive Solutions Partners with Andretti Rallycross
Andretti Rallycross announced that Cutting Edge Automotive Solutions will serve as technical partner on Cabot Bigham’s No. 02 OINK Clothing Beetle for the remainder of the 2019 Americas Rallycross season, showcasing their SP Tools USA brand.
Ford, Volkswagen Expand Collaboration to Include Autonomous, Electric Vehicles
Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG announced they are expanding their global alliance to include electric vehicles – and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the U.S. and Europe.
CCAR Updates Website with More OSHA Alliance Resources
CCAR (Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) has announced the addition of new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Alliance content on its main website, www.ccar-greenlink.org.
CARSTAR McLaren Lake Forest and CARSTAR McLaren Irvine Open in California
Owned by husband-and-wife team James and Mary Davis, CARSTAR McLaren Lake Forest and CARSTAR McLaren Irvine are a family business.
CIECA to Offer Webinar on What Businesses Need to Know to Implement CIECA Standards
CIECA will hold its next CIECAst webinar, “Implementing CIECA Standards: Implementation Guide and Appendix C – BMS, Code Lists and Shema Components,” on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. CST.
CARSTAR Urges Customers to Stay Winter Ready
Cold weather can create some of the harshest driving conditions of the year. The months between October and February top the list for accidents, vehicle damage and injuries.
CIECA Adds Broadly as Corporate Member
The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced that Broadly has joined CIECA as a corporate member.
NABR Launches BillableGenie Online Searchable Database of Insurer-Paid Not-Included Procedures
National AutoBody Research (NABR) has announced the launch of its BillableGenie online service, an independent, centralized source of actual data on insurer paid not-included procedures and operations, labor rates, labor rate concessions and other manually entered estimate line items.