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BASF Opens Modular OEM Coatings Lab in Germany

BASF’s Coatings division has opened a new laboratory for automotive OEM coatings at its site in Münster, Germany, aimed to ensure optimized, digitalized and transparent processes, and efficient use of resources in the laboratory area throughout Europe.

Research Project to Investigate Driver Readiness and Attitudes Toward Autonomous Vehicles

The research will capture driver opinions from 11 European countries through surveys and focus groups as part of Goodyear’s ThinkGoodMobility platform.

BASF Boosts Research and Development for Automotive Coatings in Asia Pacific

At the new state-of-the-art coatings and coating resins laboratories, the company’s R&D team innovates to address regional automotive customers’ growing demands for high-performance, quality and flexible coatings solutions with a lower environmental impact.

Growing Acceptance of Autonomous Driving Prompts OEMs to Develop New Business Models

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that one in seven cars will feature highly automated features by 2030.

Carnegie Mellon Research: Revamping EPA Tests Could Lead to More Fuel-Efficient, Self-Driving Cars

The research revealed that current EPA standardized tests do not take into account how current autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies – like adaptive cruise control – as well as future AV technologies will impact vehicle fuel use.

Global Finishing Solutions Breaks Ground on Center for Excellence in Wisconsin

The 80,000-square-foot facility will house a state-of-the-art training and product R&D center with additional space for expansion.

Survey Finds What Really Drives Customer Satisfaction During Insurance Claims Process

Survey finds that the most influential attribute of the claims experience was “my insurance company acted in my best interest.”

AkzoNobel Opens $10M Research Facility

The facility will support several of the company’s Performance Coatings businesses, including coil, extrusion and packaging coatings.

Research Finds Autonomous Vehicles Could Add One Trillion More Vehicle Miles Traveled Annually by 2050

Millennials and “baby boomers plus” embracing autonomous vehicles, connectivity and mobility-on-demand could set stage for huge jump in miles driven.

Telematics to Power 73M Vehicles by 2020, According to Research Firm

“We are witnessing the emergence of a very dynamic ecosystem characterized by cutthroat competition, aggressive marketing, mergers and acquisitions galore, and high levels of equity investment with high expectations about quick returns,” says ABI.

NACE | CARS to Support Breast Cancer Programs and Research

Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure representatives will be at the show July 24th to provide breast health education and accept a donation on behalf of NACE | CARS and the automotive industry.

National AutoBody Research Releases Preliminary Results from VRS Procedures & Practices Survey

Introduced in early April 2015, the research sought to measure how often shops got paid for several non-included procedures and how well insurers paid for those.