I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, has announced that it will introduce a new course on November 2 during the SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. I-CAR’s new course provides training on the latest vehicle technology and its implications during the repair process. Vehicle Technology and Trends 2011 (NEW11) is an instructor-led course that offers students information on the many features surrounding new vehicle designs and innovations. Students will learn about new materials and equipment, changes in vehicle makers’ procedures, and government regulations. Jeff Peevy, I-CAR director of field operations said, “The ability to recognize new technology and its implications during the repair process can be key to achieving a safer, more complete repair, and improved operational efficiencies. This course will be beneficial to anyone involved in the repair process.” Peevy continued, “This course provides detail on new features such as electric vehicles, fuel-saving tires, stronger aluminum, and side airbag pressure-based sensors. The course also touches on what might be expected in future innovations, including – new steel vehicles, new U.S. fuel economy standards, expandable metal, metal that straightens itself, electric and plug-in plans, and smarter headlamps.”
I-CAR’s new course, Vehicle Technology and Trends 2011 (NEW11) will help students: •Recognize new vehicle materials and designs, safety features, park-assist systems, collision-warning systems, and alternative fuel systems •Distinguish newer model vehicle features and technologies from their predecessors •Determine repair procedures for plug-in electrics, hybrid high-voltage batteries, and pressure-based sensors •Understand how the economic climate, new efficiency practices, and government mandates are contributing to rapid changes in vehicle technology •Identify the newest technologies on North American, Asian, and European vehicles •Identify the trends that will become tomorrow’s standard features
Registration for Vehicle Technology and Trends 2011 (NEW11) is currently open and new classes are being added to I-CAR’s class schedule on a continual basis. Information on scheduled instructor-led classes can be found on the I-CAR website at www.i-car.com or by contacting I-CAR Customer Care at 800-422-7872.