The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced the 2018 Technology & Telematics Forum will take place in conjunction with the 2018 NACE Automechanika Show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The half-day program will begin at 1 pm on Wednesday, August 8th and conclude at 6 pm.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and similar vehicle technologies continue to redefine the repair process and the knowledge to properly repair today's vehicles. In today’s market, the need for ongoing education and information is critical to the success of collision and service repair professionals.
Industry trends clearly point toward expanding accident avoidance technology and the use of telematics data. Sensors, cameras, lidar, radar, and similar developments in vehicle technology effect all industry stakeholders and the need to be prepared.
Attendees can expect to learn about the newest options on today's vehicles and what they need to do to be prepared when that vehicle comes into their shop. The impact on the repair process, claims, service, maintenance, and cybersecurity is still being defined. Stay current and don't be left behind, as the future is here.
All industry stakeholders are encouraged to attend, including but not limited to:
- Collision & Service Repair Facility Owners, Managers, Service Writers, and Estimators
- Executive and Management Staff from MSOs, Networks and Franchisors
- Insurance Professionals
- Technology Providers
- Mechanical and Collision Repair Technicians **
**As vehicle technology continues to evolve, the repair process between mechanical and collision is increasingly becoming connected. The beginning of bridging the gap between those who repair today's automobiles is a goal of this event.
Dan Risley, President of the ASA, states “This event is unique in that it exclusively covers the latest in telematics and other new technology as it relates to the collision and service repair industries. ADAS and telematics is bridging the gap between the two automotive industries and we want to facilitate the cross pollination of knowledge and information. This year's advisory board played a significant role in developing content relative to the needs of the market and attendees of this program.”
For registration, please follow www.naceautomechanika.com/ttf
For more information please visit www.advancedtechrepair.com.
About Automotive Service Association
The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. Headquartered in North Richland Hills, TX, ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry. ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. asashop.org.
About NACE Automechanika
Now held annually, NACE Automechanika was the 14th installation into Automechanika worldwide. NACE Automechanika is the largest U.S. trade show dedicated to high-end technical and management-related training for automotive collision and service repair shops. The co-production between Automechanika and NACE will create a unified stage using NACE’s strong relationships within the collision and OE community combined with Automechanika Chicago’s global strength throughout the automotive aftermarket. Working in collaboration, these entities will create an unprecedented partnership focused on training and product discovery for the automotive technicians, shop owners and distributors. NACEAutomechanika.com.