By CRM staff
Toronto, Ontario – February 26, 2019 – Solera Holdings, a digital technology company in data and software for the automotive, light and heavy truck fleet hosted the groundbreaking ceremony for its North America research and training centre, CESVI LIV Center of North America.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place in Texas on February 21, where attendees learned about the development, mission, and strategy of the research centre.
According to the executive director of CESVI LIV NA Chris Mullen, the new centre will curate data on reparability, diagnostics, and procedures. The center will also disseminate this research throughout training and deliver expert consultancy on advanced technology trends.
The research will span the automotive insurance, collision repair, vehicle manufacturer and vehicle owner industries. It was announced that CESVI LIV NA will provide insight and deliver tools to reduce repair costs within the North American claim’s environment. The centre will also integrate OEM repair procedures into consultation and training that promotes best practices in vehicle service, maintenance, and repair.
“This center will add value to the automotive insurance industry. Our research, consultation, technology, and training will provide data and insights into the most efficient and effective repair processes; which will then support better residual values and create more cost-efficient automotive repairs ensuring safe vehicles get back on the road," said Mullen.
Once completed, Solera announced that the research-to-action facility, believed to be the first of its kind in North America, will enable mechanics, collision technicians, and assessors of all skill levels, from entry-level to master, to earn additional certifications and gain hands-on training for real-world scenarios on the sophisticated vehicles on the road today.
"Combining research and training makes this center the first of its kind in North America," continued Mullen. "When technicians, students, and other interested parties enroll in CESVI LIV NA, they will be able to participate in industry-leading training that is influencing industry standards through research-driven courses that are continuously being updated and evaluated based on the latest trends."