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News   October 31, 2011   by CARS Magazine

Alldata to present its vision of the Shop of Tomorrow at AAPEX

For the third year in a row, Alldata says it will show how repair and diagnostic information could significantly impact the future of the automotive repair industry.


Alldata will participate, for the third year in a row, in the AIAA’s Shop of Tomorrow display at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) which starts tomorrow in Las Vegas.

Alldata says it will show how repair and diagnostic information could significantly impact the future of the automotive repair industry.

Leveraging standards developed by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), Alldata will demonstrate how a telematics device can enable communication between the car and the car’s owner via an iPad2, and the car’s preferred shop’s management system.

Notifications can range from simple maintenance reminders to diagnostic trouble codes. The demonstration will show how a driver might be alerted and/or be routed for service.

"For most repair professionals, it is already difficult to keep pace with the technical advances and diagnostic requirements that are now common with each new vehicle release," said Alldata senior product marketing manager Ben Johnson. "We are exploring technologies that will help shops efficiently and effectively diagnose and repair complex problems. Efficiency and marketability of service have evolved as the key to remaining profitable in a highly competitive environment. Using telematics and industry standards, we will show how a shop might begin servicing the vehicle when the problem occurs, instead of when the vehicle shows up in the service bay."

Presentations demonstrating these technologies will be held daily during the show

On Wednesday, Johnson will be a presenter, with Scott Luckett, AAIA’s vice president of information technology, at the AAPEX Learning Forum. The presentation will discuss telematics in the bay.

 

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