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News   July 4, 2018   by Allan Janssen

AAPEX to feature forum on Advanced Driver-Assist Systems

This year’s Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) will feature a special forum highlighting the challenges and opportunities of Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS).

The forum, to be held in Las Vegas on Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., will spotlight the direction, relevance, and importance of ADAS technology to the future of the aftermarket industry.

It is the first time such a forum is being held. According to organizers, the panel will dive deep into the growing number of technologies and products that can be installed on millions of vehicles in the car parc to significantly increase safety functionality. Panelists will consider what the most prominent ADAS products are, how many vehicles can be retrofitted, the potential for reducing fatalities, potential for new business opportunities, and how these products can be properly installed.

Panelist will include Chris Cook, president of the Mobile Electronics Association; Jim Warren, executive director of Vision Zero Automotive Network; and John Waraniak, vice president of vehicle technology for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA).

The session will be moderated by Chris Gardner, vice president of the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Association (AASA).

More than 50 AAPEXedu sessions will be offered at AAPEX 2018. Organizers have partnered with 10 leading organizations to deliver expert-led training on a wide variety of topics, including emerging vehicle technologies, market outlook, mega trends, and telematics.

AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry, and is 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).