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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – October 2018

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Hurricane Florence may be just the first of several major storms to make landfall in the U.S. during hurricane season in 2018, but its impact will be significant. This month, Susanna will assess that impact because the Atlantic hurricane season may yet turn out to be an above-average year. To check out the rest of […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – September 2018

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When people discuss the vast amount of change anticipated in personal mobility, they often use an acronym “ACES” to categorize the changes: “A” for autonomy; “C” for connected; “E” for electrification, and “S” for shared. Each of these categories has the potential to drive immense change in how people use and own transportation in the […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – July 2018

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Repair cycle time and length of rental have seen steady increases over the last several years. Within the industry the primary explanation used to explain these increases is growth in vehicle and repair complexity; which preliminary comparison of vehicle repair cost to cycle time would seem to bear out. To check out the rest of […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – June 2018

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Vehicles per household in the U.S. have returned to pre-recession levels, and numerous other factors such as strong employment, more miles driven, population growth, etc. continue to drive up the number of vehicles involved in accidents annually in the U.S. Estimates from the National Safety Council and CCC suggest that we are nearing about 24 […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – April 2018

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 37,000 lives were lost in the U.S. in 2016 from motor vehicle fatalities, an increase of 5.6 percent from the prior year. The largest increases occurred among pedestrians and cyclists (see Figure 1). Pedestrian fatalities grew from 11 percent of all traffic deaths in 2006 and […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – March 2018

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Over the last several decades, automakers and safety groups changed vehicle design to improve the overall crashworthiness of vehicles. These updated vehicles do a better job of protecting vehicle occupants from injury and fatality, and have lower repair costs from redesign of vehicle components such as bumpers. More recently, technology designed to avoid a crash […]

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CCC Publishes 2018 Crash Course Report

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Putting the AI in the Automotive Industry Huge investments and bets are being made by automakers, tech companies, insurers and collision repairers, as companies position themselves to benefit from new technologies; technology that not only changes the types of vehicles consumers buy in the future, but how and when they buy, how they insure, and how they repair in […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – February 2018

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It has been suggested that the world today is experiencing the Fourth Industrial Revolution, as technologies such as mobile digitalization, artificial intelligence, automation, the internet of things, machine learning, voice recognition and others have begun to merge the physical and digital worlds. Personal mobility is one of many areas undergoing dramatic change, and given that […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – January 2018

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As we head into 2018, automotive and technology companies continue their race towards vehicle autonomy. Daily headlines provide accelerated timelines when autonomous vehicles will be available in large numbers, communicating with one another via vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. To check out the rest of the series visit CCC’s YouTube channel. Download the full PDF here. […]

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