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August 29, 2018

Ford is expanding its investment in telematics solutions

Ford is investing in telematics which will give fleet managers direct access to “OEM-grade” vehicle data that can be used to improve efficiency and driver behavior:

https://www.searchautoparts.com/aftermarket-business/automotive-aftermarket-technology/ford-expands-investment-telematics-solutions

If you’re a fleet manager, this means that you need to pick a collision repair facility that is factory-certified and able to perform pre- and post-repair scans to ensure all telematics modules function properly.

Please contact us to arrange a tour of our facility to see first hand how we can get your fleet vehicle back on the road after a collision, safe and sound [...]

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July 26, 2018

Is your automotive repair shop up to the challenge?

Here’s proof that cars are getting more and more sophisticated – is your automotive repair shop up to the technology challenge? At Southwest Collision, we are: read more about our factory certifications!

Via MOTOR AGE Wire Reports:

DENSO, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers of technology and components, announced its Silicon Valley office’s partnership with Plug and Play, the world’s largest innovation platform. [..] DENSO joins 40 other automotive players, including Ford, Bosch, Nissan, and Toyota Financial Services, as corporate partners in Plug and Play’s Mobility Program.

“While we’ve been more self-sufficient in the past, DENSO is [...]

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March 6, 2018

An OEM Driven Future

Here’s the word many of you know very well by now: telematics. You’ve heard everyone talk about it from the OEMs to technical trainers to … me. I’ve been talking about it for three years, right? And as the theory goes, when telematics devices are fully entrenched in vehicles, it will completely change the way accidents are handled:

Someone is in an accident and the vehicle’s telematics devices notifies the manufacturer. The manufacture is now the one taking the first notice of loss. Then, the “OnStar effect” kicks in: “Mr. Anderson, we see that your vehicle has been damaged. Are you alright? We can get your vehicle delivered to a body shop, which is nearby; would you like you [...]
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July 21, 2017

Nationwide Insurance Partners with Amazon Alexa

In partnership with Amazon Alexa, eligible Nationwide SmartRide members will be affected through a set of personalized data about their driving habits
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