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October 28, 2022
Chris Bakes, managing director, auto solutions, and Jason Kurutz, director, product management and business strategy
Expand your view at SEMA 2022

Strategic partnerships in the auto damage space provide the opportunity for insurance carriers, appraisers, adjusters, repair facilities, vehicle owners and fleet managers to work toward a shared goal: bringing vehicles back to pre-loss condition. Es…

October 28, 2022 by Chris Bakes, managing director, auto solutions, and Jason Kurutz, director, product management and business strategy
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August 25, 2022
Chris Bakes, managing director, auto solutions; Jason Kurutz, director, product management and business strategy; and James Paprocki, managing director
Economic turmoil fuels the rising cost of auto claims

For more than two years, news of global economic fluctuation — driven by the fallout of COVID-19 and a variety of climatic, geopolitical and other factors — has dominated financial headlines. The automotive industry is, of course, not imm…

August 25, 2022 by Chris Bakes, managing director, auto solutions; Jason Kurutz, director, product management and business strategy; and James Paprocki, managing director
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May 24, 2022
Chris Frechette
vice president, liability practice
Electric vehicles: understanding potential exposures and mitigating claims

Advances in battery technologies and environmental concerns continue to bolster a growing interest in the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). With the proliferation of EVs come new challenges for insurers. Traditional models for underwriting interna…

May 24, 2022 by Chris Frechette, vice president, liability practice
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April 26, 2022
Chris Bakes, managing director of auto solutions; Jason Kurutz, director, product management and business strategy; and James Paprocki, managing director
Going the extra mile in direct auto repair

Auto repairs are always a pain point, whether you’re an individual insurance holder in your first fender bender or a corporate fleet stretched for manpower or technology tools to complete the repair quickly and accurately at the best price. Most peop…

April 26, 2022 by Chris Bakes, managing director of auto solutions; Jason Kurutz, director, product management and business strategy; and James Paprocki, managing director
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March 29, 2022
Chris Bakes
managing director, auto solutions
What to expect when we’re inspecting: method of inspection in auto losses

March 29, 2022 by Chris Bakes, managing director, auto solutions
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March 18, 2022
Wayne Mitchell
global director, sales and marketing
Is it feasible to expect new EV sales in the US to reach 50% by 2030?

It may seem like everyone you know is driving an electric vehicle (EV) or is planning to buy one in the near future. On the contrary, adoption of EVs in the United States is very low – lower than in other major markets like China and Europe. Despite …

March 18, 2022 by Wayne Mitchell, global director, sales and marketing
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December 20, 2021
Luke Evans
business development manager
Auto industry faces fallout from chip crisis

The struggle to source semiconductors is disrupting automotive supply chains, delaying production and deflating car sales. With the current chip shortage expected to last until 2023, automotive manufacturers face a long and challenging road ahead. …

December 20, 2021 by Luke Evans, business development manager
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November 30, 2021
Chris Frechette
vice president, liability practice
Electric vehicle claims

Advances in battery technologies and environmental concerns continue to bolster a growing interest in the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). While the U.S. lags Europe in adoption, multiple indicators suggest a shift away from many hybrids to more …

November 30, 2021 by Chris Frechette, vice president, liability practice
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June 18, 2021
Luke Evans
Green light for self-drive in UK raises risk concerns in motor supply chain

The UK is the first country in the world to announce regulated guidelines for self-driving cars on motorways. This means you could see cars with Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) on British roads by the end of 2021. Many cars already incorporate…

June 18, 2021 by Luke Evans
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April 27, 2021
Luke Evans
business development manager
Electric vehicle sales on the rise but concerns persist

At the end of this year, leaders from around the world will gather in Glasgow, Scotland for vital talks on climate change and what can be done to tackle this pressing concern. The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) — which wa…

April 27, 2021 by Luke Evans, business development manager
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January 22, 2021
Wayne Mitchell
global director, sales and marketing
Automakers must take heed of NHTSA’s new battery safety initiative

With more electric vehicles (EVs) on the road, people are beginning to wonder whether the technology is safe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is concerned, too. This month, NHTSA announced it will be zeroing in on the ris…

January 22, 2021 by Wayne Mitchell, global director, sales and marketing
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January 15, 2021
Wayne Mitchell
global director, sales and marketing
Safety advocates demand better recall effectiveness; NHTSA under fire

The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was established in 1970 primarily to reduce deaths and injuries related to motor vehicle crashes. But safety advocates now accuse the agency of being “asleep at the wheel.” A recent arti…

January 15, 2021 by Wayne Mitchell, global director, sales and marketing
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January 15, 2021
Trade agreements and consumer behaviour are shaping the future of automotive recalls

Brexit negotiations were firmly in the headlines in late December, with European leaders working to reach agreements on the movement of goods throughout the continent from the beginning of this month.On 24 December, the European Automobile Manufactur…

January 15, 2021
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September 17, 2019
Another busy month for automotive recalls

Continuing the trend for the year, September has again been a busy month for automotive recall alerts, with 18 placed within the first two-thirds of the month. However, with 35 recalls placed in Europe in August, it remains to be seen if recall level…

September 17, 2019
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April 25, 2016
Mike McGee, ASE Senior Investigator, Investigative Locksmith, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
Taking a closer look when lightning strikes

According to the National Lightning Safety Institute, it is not uncommon for lightning to strike a vehicle, moving or parked. The effects of the strike vary from vehicle to vehicle depending on the circumstances related to the storm and vehicle typ…

April 25, 2016 by Mike McGee, ASE Senior Investigator, Investigative Locksmith, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
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