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News   August 16, 2018   by Allan Janssen

AAPEX forum to discuss retrofitting older cars with new technology

A new forum at the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas will show the potential for saving lives by retrofitting advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) on existing vehicles.

The annual show has lined up leading experts to discuss the growing number of technologies and products that can be installed on millions of older vehicles in order to significantly increase safety functionality. Experts will dive deep into what these products are, how many vehicles can be retrofitted, the potential for reducing fatalities, the potential for new business opportunities and how these products can be properly installed on today’s vehicles.

The new ADAS Forum – Saving Lives Through Retrofitting ADAS On Existing Cars will be held Thursday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (PDT), at The Venetian in Las Vegas.

The panel of experts includes Chris Cook, president of Mobile Electronics Association; Jim Warren, executive director of Vision Zero Automotive Network; John Waraniak, vice president of vehicle technology for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA); and Chris Gardner, vice president of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).

In addition to learning about new products and opportunities for saving lives with currently available aftermarket safety technology, attendees also will gain a better understanding of the direction, relevance and importance of ADAS technology to the future of the aftermarket industry.

The ADAS Forum is part of the comprehensive AAPEXedu program at this year’s event. The Forum and all AAPEXedu sessions are included in the AAPEX online registration fee.

AAPEX is a trade-only event, co-owned by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA).