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2022 Top Stories Include Busy Lawyers, Crooked Doctors and Shifty Adjusters

News articles about public adjusters suspected of gaming the system and professionals accused of outright fraud were among the top stories for Claims Journal readers in 2022. Readers also showed keen interest in repair shop practices that drive up the …

Fifteen Automakers Reach Automatic Braking Goals this Year

DETROIT (AP) — Fifteen automakers have made life-saving automatic emergency braking standard on nearly all of their new passenger vehicles in the U.S. this year, fulfilling a voluntary commitment made six years ago. That leaves five companies — General Motors, …

Studies Find Automatic Braking Can Cut Crashes over 40%

DETROIT (AP) — Two new U.S. studies show that automatic emergency braking can cut the number of rear-end automobile crashes in half, and reduce pickup truck crashes by more than 40%. The studies released Tuesday, one by a government-auto industry …

Many US Drivers Treat Partially Automated Cars as Self-Driving – Study

WASHINGTON –– Drivers using advanced driver assistance systems like Tesla Autopilot or General Motors GM.N Super Cruise often treat their vehicles as fully self-driving despite warnings, a new study has found. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), an industry …

Electric Vehicle Sales Rise Sharply, Signaling Changes for Auto Claims

US consumers are rapidly adapting to electric vehicles, a shift away from the internal combustion engine that may change auto insurance claim characteristics. CCC Intelligent Solutions said in a new report that electric vehicles made up 4.6% of new light-vehicle …

Claims Business: Crawford & Co., Auto Techcelerators, Roost

Crawford Gives ‘Lookers’ Access to Hover App Crawford & Co. has expanded its partnership with technology company Hover to include the 45,000 independent contractors who belong to its WeGoLook network. The Atlanta-based claims management company in 2020 announced a partnership …

New NHTSA Chief: Agency to Scrutinize Auto-Driver Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new head of the government’s road safety agency says it will intensify efforts to understand the risks posed by automated vehicle technology so it can decide what regulations may be necessary to protect drivers, passengers and …

Viewpoint: Automobile Safety Rating System is Failing Consumers

The 5-Star Safety Rating Program that Americans use when shopping for new passenger vehicles “fails consumers” by not including collision-avoidance and other technology in the ratings and is approaching “near irrelevance,” National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy said. In …

Tesla Faces Increase in Complaints Over ‘Phantom Braking’

Tesla Inc. is facing stepped-up scrutiny from US regulators who have received 758 complaints of cars made by the company that suddenly brake at high speeds, more than double the number of reported incidents earlier this year. Complaints alleging unexpected …

Independent Shops Pushing Back as Safelite Pushes for Auto Glass Laws

Safelite AutoGlass has hired lobbyists at statehouses across the country as it seeks legislation that it says will protect consumer safety by ensuring that the sensors and cameras used for advanced driver assistance systems are properly recalibrated after replacement or …