Collision Hub Cool Tools: The Matrix Wand

In this episode of Cool Tools, Roger Cada puts The Matrix Wand to test on light impacts, suspension damage and sensor placement. Is it possible to measure a vehicle with little to no tear down, no set-up and just with the push of a button?

About The Matrix Wand:

-Utilizing Matrix’s technology in a Body Shop provides Infinite Measuring possibilities and Infinite Data collection.
-Technicians can measure unlimited points of damage with full three dimensional XYZ coordinates.
-Trial and error in the repair process can be reduced to a minimum.
-Map the good side of the vehicle (or another undamaged vehicle) to acquire a XYZ road map for the repair.
-Have replacement parts fit on the first try.
-Estimate more accurate, reducing supplements, increasing efficiency and profitability throughout the repair process.
-Develop a complete database of vehicles for repair reference and insurance documentation.

Collision Hub News Network CHNN – News For September

Collision Hub News Network episodes provide in-depth coverage from leading industry experts on the news and information needed to stay current in claims and repairs. This episode of CHNN delves into issues currently facing the Collision Repair industry:

-American Family Issues Position On Seam Sealer

-Auto Braking Affects On Claim Volume

-SCRS Launches Job Board

-Hyundai APP Links Diagnotic Codes To Owners

Limited Progress From The Renault Kwid And An Encouraging Showing From The Honda Mobilio

New #safercarsforindia crash test results from Global NCAP include the latest and highest safety level version of the Renault Kwid as well as two versions of the Honda Mobilio. Results for India’s ‘car of the year’, the Renault Kwid, surprised and disappointed Global NCAP. After poor results earlier this year, and following Renault’s latest set of improvements, the Kwid was assessed again in the frontal impact test and the model still offers just one star for adult occupant protection.

In its standard version, the Renault Kwid is offered without airbags and has been tested by Global NCAP in the past. The basic version of the car scored zero stars for adult occupant protection and two stars for child occupant protection. The latest version and the most highly equipped safety levels, includes an airbag only for the driver and a seatbelt pretensioner for the driver’s seat. During the test this version still showed high chest deflection, explaining the one star rating in the driver seat.

The Honda Mobilio was tested in the basic version showing a stable structure and zero stars for adult occupant protection. Honda requested Global NCAP to test a unit with double airbags in order to show the benefits of these safety systems, the car achieved three stars for adult occupant protection.

David Ward, Secretary General of Global NCAP said: “Renault has made limited progress, they should be offering their one star car as the standard version not an option. Honda too have shown that with two airbags they can achieve 3 stars. These safety systems should not be options.

“Renault and Honda make safe cars in other markets, they have the know how to make all their Indian cars much safer. We expect them to start doing so now.”

Rohit Baluja, President of the Institute of Road Traffic Education said: “The Automobile Industry in India is fast progressing, however safety systems approach is not yet a priority. The customers are not yet aware how safe are the cars they are purchasing in case they meet up with frontal crashes when at higher speeds. In these tests both Honda and Renault have demonstrated that they can offer safer cars to the Indian market. Automobile manufacturers should not enhance safety features as an option rather, safety should be an uncompromising standard.”

Collision Hub News Network CHNN – News For August

Collision Hub News Network episodes provide in-depth coverage from leading industry experts on the news and information needed to stay current in claims and repairs. This episode of CHNN delves into issues currently facing the Collision Repair industry:

-Allstate Raises Premium Again
-Nevada Department Of Insurance Issues Strong Warning
-NSF Recalls Bumper From Diamond Standard
-OEMs Take On Consumer Education

Collision Hub News Network CHNN – News For July

Collision Hub News Network episodes provide in-depth coverage from leading industry experts on the news and information needed to stay current in claims and repairs. This episode of CHNN delves into issues currently facing the Collision Repair industry:

-Nationwide $8.1 Million Bad Faith
-Nissan Position Statement On Glass
-Department Of Insurance Weighs in On Scanning
-Volkswagen Settles Lawauit

AmeriCarna Graffiti Preview

A preview of the American Graffiti ‘58 Chevy project Axalta is working on with #NASCAR’s Ray Evernham and featured on AmeriCarna.

McLaren 570S Sprint To Debut At The 2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed

The recently-announced McLaren 570S Sprint will make both static and dynamic global debuts at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed as part of the largest presence by McLaren to date. The track-only model will thrill crowds on the famous Hill run and be on public display in the Supercar Paddock alongside the McLaren P1™ GTR, 650S Can-Am, 570S Coupé and the 675LT Coupé which only recently set the fastest ever time around the BBC Top Gear track.

Collision Hub News Network CHNN – News For May

Collision Hub News Network episodes provide in-depth coverage from leading industry experts on the news and information needed to stay current in claims and repairs. This episode of CHNN delves into issues currently facing the Collision Repair industry:

-Allstate Raises Rates Due To Higher Repair Estimates
-Photo Estimating Approved
-Insurer Fined For Steering In Montana
-Takata Airbag Recall Reaches Critical Point With 10th Death In USA

Talkin’ Shop With ASA President Dan Risley In Anaheim

An exclusive look into NACE | CARS 2016, taking place in Anaheim, CA from August 9 – 14! (Expo August 11 – 12). CCC’s Jaclyn Sorci conducted this video interview with ASA President, Dan Risley.

Collision Hub News Network CHNN – News For April

Collision Hub News Network episodes provide in-depth coverage from leading industry experts on the news and information needed to stay current in claims and repairs. CHNN highlights news impacting the collision repair industry as well as special features focusing on estimating, body repair, refinish, management and more.