Tips for Preventing Car Theft

Monday, January 2, 2023 Every year, thousands of cars are stolen by carjackers for a joyride, a getaway car or a quick sale at a chop shop. Most people think that thieves target mostly expensive sports cars, but in many cases, it’s ordinary models that are selected because their interchangeable parts are harvested for profit. The best way to …

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Washington State To Require Massive Insurance Policies For Autonomous Vehicles

If you’re a company planning to test your autonomous vehicles in Washington state, we have some unfortunate news for you. Starting Jan. 1, 2023, the state will require companies testing self-driving technology to have an insurance policy that covers at least $5 million. To put that in perspective, a normal, human-driven car only needs to have $25,000 worth of insurance …

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It May Be Easy To Roll Your New Bronco But At Least It Will Hold Together When It Does

Long before Ford Motor Company introduced the Bronco II as the mini-me version of the Bronco, the Dearborn-based automaker was aware of potential rollover problems. The durability index is considerably lower than the Chevrolet S-10 and slightly lower than the Jeep CJ-7, so low that FoMoCo quietly dropped some tricks from the testing program. The 2WD Bronco II was the …

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Cepton’s CES plan: Show investors Lidar tech is ready for prime time

Lidar company Cepton is heading to CES in Las Vegas to show that it’s not just a speculative Silicon Valley play but a company with technology and contracts that deliver sustainable value. Cepton’s value proposition comes from the fact that General Motors is a customer and will install lidar sensors in nine of the automaker’s vehicles starting in 2023. The …

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Connected insurance can incentivise safer driving | Automotive World

Philip van der Wilt explores how insurance companies can harness the power of data and work with connected operations to promote safer driving When it comes to driving for a living, nothing is more important than road safety. Which explains why fleets continue to invest considerable time and resources in protecting their drivers and other road users. Despite this, recent …

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Column: Cheers to a more normal new year in the auto industry

I’ve never liked the term “new normal”. What is “normal” is always changing, ever-new, like a new model year But sometimes we see a more tectonic shift: the $5 day. Flint sit-down strike. chicken tax Nader. replacement Tesla. COVID-19. We are not done with Covid, but it has become an immediate threat, personally or economically – at least in the …

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2023 Genesis Electrified G80 earns highest IIHS accolade | Automotive World

The 2023 Genesis Electrified G8, a new electric large luxury vehicle, has earned a Top Safety Pick+ Award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2023 Genesis Electrified G8, a new electric large luxury car, arrives Top security picks+ Award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To earn either of the institute’s two awards in 2022, a vehicle must …

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WATCH: IIHS Says 2023 Genesis G80 EV Handles Crashes With The Best Of Them

The Genesis G80 Electrified, despite its name, is a pure-electric version of the G80 luxury sedan, and like the internal combustion-engined version, it has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). . The two G80 variants got nearly identical results, showing that no matter what the power of this big sedan, it’s …

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Renault Group dealers to support new Lease&Co finance subsidiary

Renault Group’s Mobilize Financial Services has launched Lease&Co, a new leasing subsidiary specializing in flexible, usage-based contracts, promoted and supported by the dealer networks of its alliance brands Renault, Dacia, Alpine and Nissan. Mobilize Lease&Co aims to reach a fleet size of 1 million vehicles by 2030, compared to 350,000 currently. Joao Leandro, chief executive of Mobilize Financial Services, said: …

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Thatcham to investigate EV collision repair costs

Thatcham Research has been awarded funding to lead a project focused on electric vehicle (EV) collision repair and salvage processes and their impact on insurance claims and associated costs. The company will work in partnership with LV= General Insurance to draw real-world claims data. Vehicle salvage, breakdown and recycling specialist SYNETIQ will also play a role in the project. As …

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