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Michigan Legislature Considering Hands-Free Cellphone Bill

Three bills are being proposed to the Michigan Legislature that would only allow hands-free calls and texting, as well as increase penalties for people who text or post on social media while driving.

Would Your Body Shop Hire a Convicted Felon?

A new video featuring Mike Rowe takes viewers inside the Vocational Village, a skilled-trades training program within the medium-security Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility.

Uptick in Deer Collisions Puts Michigan Auto Body Shop on Local TV News

It’s that time of year. Deer hits are keeping many collision repairers busy, and local TV news outlets are all over the story.

CARSTAR 76 Earns Progressive Insurance Top Gun Award

CARSTAR 76 of Grand Rapids, Mich., has received the Progressive Insurance Top Gun Award for the third quarter of 2017.

CARSTAR 76 Helps Local Grand Rapids Family Set Sail

Through a Facebook promotion, CARSTAR 76 found a new way to connect with their local community this fall by helping a local family set sail in a CARSTAR-branded kayak.

House Gives Unanimous Green Light to Self-Driving Cars

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bipartisan bill aiming to clear the path for driverless vehicles.

CARSTAR Impact of Cascade Opens in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The facility is CARSTAR’s sixth in Michigan.

iPhone Maker Foxconn Plans to Build Self-Driving Vehicles in Michigan

Contract manufacturing giant Foxconn said it plans to build a multibillion-dollar facility in Michigan to develop autonomous vehicles, according to a report in the South China Morning Post.

Ontario, Michigan Launch Canada’s First Cross-Border Automated-Vehicle Test Drive

Transportation officials from Michigan and Ontario said they’ve completed North America’s first national cross-border test of automated vehicles.

French Startup Navya to Build Autonomous Shuttle Buses in Michigan

The 20,000-square-foot plant will produce the Arma, a driverless electric shuttle vehicle designed for “first- and last-mile transportation.”

Axalta Opens New Manufacturing and Research Complex in Michigan

Company says the manufacturing and research complex will support the development of next-generation coatings.

Michigan State Senator Introduces Parts Procurement Bill

Michigan Senate Bill 291 would prohibit insurers from requiring body shops to use specific vendors for parts.