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Tesla Earns its First Safety Award from IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that Tesla has picked up its first award from the institute for its 2019 Model 3 – its less expensive sedan – that qualifies for a TOP SAFETY PICK+.

Toyota Offers Opt-in, Usage-Based Auto Insurance

Toyota Insurance Management Solutions (TIMS) has launched a usage-based insurance program for owners of their cars.

VW, Porsche to Recall 227,000 Cars Over Airbag, Seatbelt Issues

Volkswagen and Porsche have to recall around 227,000 cars due to problems with airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners, said Germany’s Stuttgarter Zeitung, according to an article by Reuters.

U.S. to Test Mirrorless, Camera-based Systems for Vehicles

NHTSA plans to test how drivers could use cameras to replace traditional rearview mirrors in automobiles, a technology already allowed in other countries, according to an article by Reuters.

Tesla Offers Auto Insurance in California

Tesla has launched an insurance service designed to give drivers in California – its biggest market – lower rates because of safety features on its electric vehicles, according to an article by Reuters.

New Research Shows Rise in Average U.S. Vehicle Age

IHS Markit has released new research that shows the average age of light vehicles in operation (VIO) in the U.S. has risen again this year to 11.8 years.

Autopromotec: Another Successful Show

The 28th Autopromotec, the biennial international aftermarket exhibition of automotive equipment, ended successfully on May 26, 2019.

A Tale of Steering…on the Automotive Service Side

Read about one of our colleague’s experiences with steering on the automotive service side.

OEM Aluminum Demand Predicted to More than Double by 2025

The trend is being driven by surging growth in Asia, as well as automakers using more aluminum to replace high-strength steel and combine it with other materials to produce lighter vehicles.

China Poised to Become Major Auto Exporter, Says Information Trends

The report from Information Trends, “China’s Auto Revolution,” says that during the next decade, Chinese automakers will aggressively push to sell their vehicles in international markets.

ASA National Announces Exciting Changes for ASA Midwest

ASA Midwest, which is comprised of six states (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas and Oklahoma), will be restructured. Arkansas and Oklahoma will no longer be part of ASA Midwest.

U.S. Automotive Sales: ‘Healthy Start’ to Summer Selling Season

Edmunds is forecasting a 16-percent jump in May U.S. sales of cars and trucks.