Not only will shop need to learn to explain advanced driver-assist systems to customers, but technicians must understand how to repair the ever-changing technology within vehicles. If not, they’ll put drivers everywhere in danger.
The panel, Scott Ulnick, chairman and managing principal of Ducker Worldwide, Matthew Doude, associate director for the Center for Advanced Vehicular Studies (CAVS) and Doug Richman, associate director of the Aluminum Association, touched on the some of the biggest trends to prepare for in the collision repair future.
“New Tech for Old Cars; The Billion Dollar Tech Transformation,” an event on the second day of the 2017 SEMA show, addressed a major opportunity in the automotive aftermarket: retrofitting older vehicles with automated technology.
In a panel sponsored by the Emerging Trends and Technology Network (ETTN) at the SEMA Show 2017, the topic of discussion was ADAS (advanced driver-assist systems), lead by John Waraniak, SEMA vice president.
Nexar's app will now be able to provide advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), including unprecedented real-time forward-collision warnings and other life-saving features, to hundreds of millions of vehicles whose drivers own Android phones or have Android-based in-vehicle systems.
Bosch forecasts that sales at its Mobility Solutions division, which makes sophisticated safety systems as well as autonomous car components, would grow around 7 percent this year, benefiting from a broader push to make vehicles more intelligent.
As part of the agreement, Autoliv, Volvo, and Zenuity will use NVIDIA's AI car computing platform as the foundation for their own advanced software development, bringing together two automotive safety companies with one of the world's leading artificial intelligence companies.