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I-CAR Launches New Industry Information Resource

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July 28, 2014—I-CAR has launched a new industry resource, the Repairability Technical Support (RTS) Portal, the company announced Friday.

The portal includes industry information on topics like original equipment manufacturers (OEM), partial parts replacements searches, the current top-10 vehicle-specific questions, and has an option to ask the organization a question.

RTS is part of I-CAR’s initiative to connect the auto body repair industry to OEMs, and can be found online here

The organization will also discuss OEMs at the I-CAR main stage during the 2014 NACE/CARS Expo & Conference, July 30–Aug. 2 in Detroit.

Key I-CAR Conference topics are:

  • Ford: CAFE and vehicle optimization challenge, and the new aluminum-intensive 2015 Ford F-150, Collision Repair Service strategy
  • Lightweighting: Carbon fiber, advanced steels, aluminum
  • Vehicle technology: The changing DNA of the vehicle
  • Advanced electronics, communications and safety: Collision avoidance, connected vehicles, vehicle data

Companies presenting at the Conference include:

  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Alcoa
  • Steel Market Development Institute
  • Robert Bosch LLC
  • The University of Michigan; Larry Burns PhD, and Transportation Research Institute
  • SCG Management

Visit I-CAR’s event page for more information about NACE and I-CAR Conference speaker schedule. 

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