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Honda Research Institute USA, Inc. is developing a road condition monitoring system that uses vehicle technology to evaluate road conditions in an effort to detect possible hazards.

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Crash Champions, LLC, on Dec. 14 hosted a National Auto Body Council® (NABC) First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) event for Chicago-area fire departments including New Lenox, Frankfort and Mokena.

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Just in time for the holidays, Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with its philanthropic arm, Ford Motor Company Fund, is launching a fresh food delivery pilot in Southwest Detroit deploying specialized autonomous vehicle technology.

Tuesday, 14 December 2021 08:45

Report Finds Michigan Auto Insurance Rates Remain High Despite Reform Law

Written by Mark Rosanes, Insurance Business Magazine

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Despite Michigan’s auto insurance reform law pushing down premiums by an average of 18% since its implementation---the steepest drop in the U.S.---the state still has the most expensive auto policies in the country, a new analysis by University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions initiative revealed.

Monday, 13 December 2021 15:40

Michigan's $400 Auto Refund Must Be Issued by May 9

Written by Scott McClallen, The Center Square

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office issued a May 9, 2022, deadline for the $400 per vehicle auto insurance refund.

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When Olivia Peterson, a collision repair student at College of Lake County in Grayslake, IL, applied for a scholarship through the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) earlier in 2021, she had no clue how far that simple action would take her in a short span of time.