March 18, 2020—The role of the automotive repair technician is constantly evolving to keep up with the changes in vehicle technology, vehicle repairs and consumer demands. In fact, some sources say technicians entering the industry will need new skill-sets like software engineering and soft skills. Others predict the role of the technician to become that of a researcher.
Here's a look at this week's ADAPT stories on the role of the technician.
Tim Cook, owner of "A" Auto Body in Midlothian, Va., is under no false impression that the technician's role today is the same as it was 10 years ago.
A worldwide working group that focuses on blockchain technology in the transportation sector released its first standard—and it will affect how repair shops interact with vehicles.
The business world is still awash in paper. The transition to a digital trail shouldn't be tough, though, according to one developer.
A Jaguar Land Rover office in Ireland is recruiting a new set of skills in employees to make cars connected to the outside world.
Ford warns that a recent FCC proposal to use a segment of radio spectrum for WiFi use could make car-to-car communications unsafe and hinder self-driving car advancements.