Produced by Solera, a global leader in data and software services, this tech podcast features insider experts and global automotive leaders as they discuss how to leverage data and automation for simpler vehicle appraisals, how to practice compliant collision repair in the age of connected vehicles and how to prepare for the next wave of automotive technology to give your business a competitive edge.
Don's Drive-In: Roadside Assistance with Rochelle Thielen, Honk for Help
On this episode of Solera Innovation Labs, Don interviews Rochelle Thielen, Executive Vice President of Partnerships at Honk, a company that utilizes a network of approved towing partners to provide on-demand roadside assistance, much like Uber and Lyft. Listen to Don and Rochelle break down the inefficiencies of the state of roadside assistance today and how technology and exceptional customer support can change the roadside game.
Don's Drive-In: OEM Certifications with Larry Jaskowiak
OEM certification programs have been around for a long time. In fact, Toyota began the first OE certification program for repair facilities more than 20 years ago. So why are we hearing so much about these programs in recent years?
Don's Drive-In: Electric Vehicles with Matthew Freeman
On the podcast, Don and Matthew dig into the challenges and opportunities of the electric vehicle market and help listeners gain better insight into these exciting innovations to make informed decisions.
Ready, SET, Go: Telematics with Michael Flanagan
It seems like everyone is talking about vehicle telematics these days, but who actually knows the ins and outs of this complex topic? We’re in the studio with Michael Flanagan, founder and CEO of Xtract, a connected claims platform for telematics crash data to get his take on this new development in data.
Don's Drive-In: Highlights from Industry Week 2019
On this episode of Don’s Drive-In, Don brings back a friend of the show, Kristen Felder, CEO of Collision Hub, to recap the SEMA show that took place in Las Vegas early November. Kristen and Don dive into the show’s events and some of the hot ticket items at the convention.
Don's Drive-In: Automotive Workforce and Education with Brandon Eckenrode
In this episode of Don’s Drive-In, CREF’s Director of Development, Brandon Eckenrode, discusses the organization’s recent survey of the collision repair industry and the job outlook for new technicians.