SCRS to offer free vehicle technology RDE seminar at SEMA

Aug. 31, 2012

Aug. 31, 2012—The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) recently announced it will offer a free seminar to all pre-registered attendees of the Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series during the 2012 SEMA Show.

The seminar, called “Is New Vehicle Technology Endangering Your Business?,” will be presented by Kim Hazelbaker, senior vice president of the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI). The seminar will focus on emerging trends in vehicle technology and the possible impact on collision repair businesses. It will address the current state of vehicle advances regarding both safety and crash avoidance, and the pace of technological change repairers can expect to see in the future.

“If you are concerned about how existing and future technologies could potentially decrease the amount of repair work entering into the market, you won't want to miss this update on vehicle technology,” the SCRS said.

The seminar is scheduled for Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. during the SEMA Show, which will be held Oct. 30-Nov. 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

"The dramatic pace at which we are seeing new technology, and understanding the impact that technology has on our businesses, is perhaps one of the most critical pieces of information our members need to ensure the success of their businesses,” said Aaron Schulenburg, executive director of the SCRS. “We are thrilled that we could partner with Mr. Hazelbaker and his well respected organization to develop a customized presentation that spoke to such a critical industry topic."

For more information, or to view a complete listing of this year’s RDE seminars and speakers, visit