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The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) has issued a guide to frequently asked questions about the organization’s certification program for non-OEM parts; it explains such things as the crash-testing CAPA requires on non-OEM bumper parts.   Allstate subsidiary Sterling Autobody Centers has launched a new website and YouTube channel for its new “Sterling Advantage” commercials […]

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GOVERNMENT: Change in crash parts patent protections being sought

Eileen Sottile, executive director of the Quality Parts Coalition (QPC), urged attendees at the Auto Body Parts Association (ABPA) conference in late April to contact Congress to support the coalition’s legislation (HR 3889) that would reduce the time automakers can use design patents to prevent other companies from producing replacement crash parts. Sottile said the […]

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“I think the promise of vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity has tremendous promise. Our research has shown that V2V technologies can address up to 80 percent of crash scenarios involving non-impaired drivers.” – National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator David Strickland, In a keynote address at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in April

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