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News   May 15, 2015   by CARS Magazine

Technology & Telematics Forum returns to CARS

The Congress of Automotive Repair and Service will feature a deep-dive into telematics, offering an overview on this emerging technology for the industry.

1_OEM_Expo_CRD_NACE_CARSThe Congress of Automotive Repair & Service (CARS) will once again feature a “Technology and Telematics Forum” this summer in Detroit.

CARS, which is held in conjunction with the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE), will provide a deep-dive into the future of shops and an overview of emerging technology for the industry.

The event will be held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich., on July 21-26.

The telematics forum is sponsored by Auto Alliance and ASA.

It will include five key discussion areas:

* Telematics Update – The latest information from across the industry on OE and Aftermarket Telematics, as well as Connected Car activity will be provided;

* Connected Car Panel Discussion – The panel, moderated by Bob Redding (Washington representative with ASA), will discuss technical policy related to Connected Car technology from ETI, SAE & OE representatives;

* Driver Assistance Communication and Electronic Stability Control – The functions and service requirements of cameras, GPS’s and other driver assistance technologies that are used in current models will be addressed;

* Here Come the Apps: How Aftermarket Software will Help Drive Telematics Innovation – A panel, moderated by Tony Molla (vice president with ASA), will discuss how 3rd party companies plan to leverage Connected Cars; and

* Future Technology: Serial Edge Nibble Transmission (SENT) – The advantages and challenges of SENT, a new unidirectional communications protocol that is replacing the analog voltage output of automotive sensors, will be discussed by Bernie Porter, an engineer with Mahle. The implications and impact of SENT on the aftermarket repairer will be addressed.

The event will take place in the afternoon of Thursday, July 23 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm, and a reception will follow immediately after, concluding at 6:00pm. Everyone involved in the automotive industry is encouraged to attend.

Donny Seyfer, co-owner of Seyfer Automotive, Inc. and chairman of ASA, said, “We are very excited about this year’s line up. These topics are critical for our members, regardless of discipline, to stay current on emerging technologies, so I encourage our mechanical and collision attendees to add this program to their NACE | CARS schedule.”

NACE / CARS targets business owners, management and technicians.

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