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Effective 6/15/2019, new Partslink data is available for download for existing subscribers. For information on the Partslink program, including market intelligence, and how to subscribe to Partslink, please visit www.autobpa.com/partslink. Partslink Monthly Statistics Partslink is more than just a database of part numbers. Information pertaining to part pricing and supersession are also available to subscribers.


Source: KTVZ.COM WASHINGTON – Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.,called upon major car manufacturers Thursday to tell Congress whether their cars collect personal data from drivers, what data they collect, who owns that data, and whether data collected is securely stored to protect consumers’ privacy. “While data plays an integral role in advancing new technology to maximize consumer benefits Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek Bill that would have required insurers to pay for OEM parts for 60 months from a vehicle’s manufacture date did not make it to a vote. Nevada Assembly Bill 173 (AB 173) that sought to increase restrictions on insurer’s requirements that collision repair facilities use non-OEM collision repair parts died with the expiration of the Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek Auto industry and insurers already concerned about impact of tariffs on parts prices were concerned Mexico tariffs would have had enormous impact on costs and ultimately premiums. Several automotive industry association expressed relief that the U.S. and Mexico reached an agreement last week to remove the threat of U.S. tariffs on products from Mexico. The Read more…


Source: Brian Albright, Search AutoParts Automakers are embracing 3D printing for production parts 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing) is already widely used in prototyping and modeling in the automotive industry, as well for making fixtures and tooling. Increasingly, automakers are turning to 3D printing for plastic parts and even some metal production parts. Worldwide, Allied Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek Assembly bill would require collision repair facilities and insurance companies to comply with guidelines and service bulletins issued by vehicle manufacturers. New York State is the latest to see legislation introduced that would require the collision repair industry to follow OEM repair procedures and auto insurers would have to pay for them. New York Assembly Read more…


Source: Daryl Lubinsky, Auto Remarketing ATLANTA – Music. Movies. TV shows. And even … razors. The subscription economy has completely taken over. Customers now expect to pay a flat monthly fee for unlimited services. That expectation is moving into the automotive industry, according to Syncron, a provider of cloud-based after-sales services. The company said in a news Read more…


Source: Automotive News As the transportation industry becomes more dependent on the use of data from connected-vehicle sensors, there’s a growing interest in the future business opportunities in the sector. To gain more insight on those opportunities, [Automotive News] Special Correspondent Marcus Amick talked with James Hodgson, principal analyst at consultancy ABI Research. Here are edited excerpts. Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek Move will allow time for negotiations on trade in automobiles and parts under national security investigation. Announces agreement removing aluminum and steel tariffs on Canada and Mexico. President Trump issued a proclamation directing his Administration to pursue negotiations to protect the U.S. automobile industry. At the President’s direction, the United States Trade Representative will immediately Read more…


Effective 5/15/2019, new Partslink data is available for download for existing subscribers. For information on the Partslink program, including market intelligence, and how to subscribe to Partslink, please visit www.autobpa.com/partslink. Partslink Monthly Statistics Partslink is more than just a database of part numbers. Information pertaining to part pricing and supersession are also available to subscribers.

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