The current survey, open for participation through the end of October, focuses on aluminum repair labor rates, as well as about two dozen shop supply items, asking how frequently shops are paid for each by the eight largest auto insurers in the country.
The collected data will be compared to previous benchmarks. Trends over the years will be analyzed, with results published and shared with the industry.
The survey revealed that 76 percent of drivers 50 and older who plan to buy a new car will seek out high-tech safety features.
The surveys also found that the public’s awareness of Tesla’s Autopilot capabilities soared as a result of media coverage of the fatal crash.
Findings from a new IHS Automotive global consumer survey, Connected Cars, indicate that new advanced technologies and increased connectivity are driving consumer preferences as they consider new vehicles.
All completed surveys will be entered into a drawing where 10 $20 Starbucks gift cards will be awarded.
The behavior could include following too closely, yelling at another driver, cutting them off or making angry gestures.