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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – April 2017

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CCC Industry Trends Challenges for the auto industry continue to grow – near term automakers must make significant investment to meet the fuel economy standards of 54.5 mpg by 2025, continue to expand globally, and meet growing consumer demand for more features and safety technologies.  There is also immense pressure to develop vehicles that are semi- or fully-autonomous, […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – March 2017

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CCC Industry Trends Our theme for CCC’s 2017 Crash Course is “It’s Happening”.  In our report this year we look at how rapidly changing technology is driving change for the consumer, the vehicle, the insurer, and the repairer. Each play a key role in the automotive insurance and collision repair businesses, and each is responding to technology in […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – February 2017

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CCC Industry Trends Technology has changed the way that we all interact with one another and our surroundings, and even how we choose which companies to do business with.  Digital devices have become an ingrained part of everyone’s lives, with 92 percent of U.S. adults owning a cell phone (includes smartphones); 73 percent owning a desktop/laptop computer; 68 […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – January 2017

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CCC Industry Trends 2016 Auto sales in the U.S. set yet another record reaching 17.539M sales.  2016 also was the seventh consecutive year of annual sales gains, the longest streak since 1909-17. Despite record new sales, automakers are facing numerous challenges over the next several years – they must make significant investment to meet the fuel economy standards […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – December 2016

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CCC Industry Trends As we head into the final weeks of 2016, the momentum for change is perhaps larger than we’ve seen in many years. Despite the daily headlines regarding companies like Google, Uber, MIT, Mobileye and others, the traditional car ownership model is not dead, and continues to drive the automotive insurance and collision repair industries. To […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – October 2016

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CCC Industry Trends There has been a great deal of press and research released in the last several months that have begun to question the how and the when of the advanced safety systems that have begun to make strides within the market. Specifically, what percent of the overall vehicle fleet/auto claim count now has these systems; how […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – August 2016

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CCC Industry Trends With economic recovery and cheap gasoline prices, more people have taken to the road again. This increase in miles driven can be expected to drive up auto claim frequency – a key concern. Although miles driven are expected to grow further, projections from the FHWA suggest the rate of growth will slow in the next […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – July 2016

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CCC Industry Trends A quick comparison of older and newer models of vehicles whizzing by on America’s motorways can quickly illustrate just how much vehicle technology and styles have changed – not only are newer model bigger, but their designs are predominantly sleeker. As automakers have added content to their vehicles to improve vehicle safety and meet consumer […]

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