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“The hidden dangers” of technology and liability were presented in a panel with some of the industry’s most knowledgeable stakeholders including Todd Tracy, of the Tracy Law Firm which handled the acclaimed John Eagle Collision case which recently reached a $42 million verdict.
The emphasis on hands-on training is part of I-CAR’s mission to get shops qualified to do the repairs they’re tasked with, so that they can do complete, safe and quality work. The demos for repair elements such as riveting directly connect with courses offered by I-CAR.
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.
The E-Charger System is a bolt-on electric hybrid motor. The installation was tested by SEMA and the system showed a 47 percent emissions reduction and at least doubles fuel mileage. It increases power up to 150 feet per lb torque without sacrificing fuel economy and emissions.
Hunter University’s eLearning courses allow students to learn at their own pace and are designed for students at all levels. Courses can also be used as an integral supplement to instructor-led training courses. In-depth information, detailed graphics, video and modular segments assist the participant in expanding their knowledge base at a self-determined level.
ZF Aftermarket launched a giveaway for one lucky winner at this year’s AAPEX and SEMA shows. Attendees of both shows will have the opportunity to enter the ZF Dream Race Contest for a chance to win two VIP, special access tickets to an IMSA, ZF partner race of their choice, airfare for two to the nearest city to the race, a hotel room for up to three nights and spending money.
The partnership involves integrating OPS's advanced technologies in VW dealerships across the country to provide a single electronic pipeline to quickly identify, locate and deliver auto parts for collision repair facilities. The OPS Technology Suite will power VW's "Genuine Advantage Program" that enables dealers to better serve their customers by streamlining repairs and parts delivery, as well as expedite parts sales.
“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.