Auto Service World
News   September 25, 2015   by Steve Pawlett

AAPEXedu To Spotlight Telematics And The Connected Car


The 2015 AAPEXedu will take a close up look at the emerging role of telematics as a revenue generator for independent auto repair shops, the challenges the aftermarket faces with “direct to vehicle owner” OE communications, and many additional issues related to autonomous vehicles and connected cars. All AAPEXedu sessions are free and begin on Monday, Nov. 2, the day before the official start of AAPEX, and run throughout the event.

AAPEXedu sessions that will spotlight the increased opportunities and added challenges of telematics and the connected car include:

Tuesday, Nov. 3

“Connected Vehicles: Gearing Up for Security,”  7:30 a.m. – 8:30          a.m.

“Telematics Support for Independent Shops,” 11 a.m. – Noon

“21st Century Vehicles – Keeping Drivers Safe and Connected             While Respecting the Environment,” 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


Wednesday, Nov. 4

“Telematics and the Independent Vehicle Service Industry,” 9              a.m. – 10 a.m.

“Connected Vehicles: The Future of Transportation,” 11 a.m. –              Noon

“New Safety Technology: Does It Work?” 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Thursday, Nov. 5

“Connected Vehicles – Have You Lost Connection with           Infotainment?”

11 a.m. – Noon.


With more than 50 sessions, the 2015 AAPEXedu is designed to help automotive service professionals, warehouse distributors (WDs), retailers, parts stores and manufacturers stay ahead of the curve.


For a complete schedule of sessions, visit AAPEXedu,