Hoffman Estate, Illinois -- October 27, 2014 -- The collision repair industry is preparing for a â€œtsunamiâ€ of new and advanced vehicle construction materials and technologies and I-CAR is committed to equipping the industry with training that provides the knowledge needed to perform complete, safe, and quality repairs. At SEMA 2014, I-CAR will premiere its highly anticipated course, Vehicle Technology and Trends 2015 (NEW15).
A statement from I-CAR says this course brings the excitement of the auto show to the classroom and offers students a preview of the latest trends expected to impact the collision repair Inter-Industry.
â€œLightweight vehicle materials like aluminum and high-strength steel are driving major changes in vehicle construction," says Josh McFarlin, Director of Curriculum & Product Development for I-CAR. "For repairers, this can mean major changes to the collision repair process. Understanding these changes before vehicles enter the shop contributes to right first time repairs and associated efficiency gains.â€
Vehicle Technology and Trends 2015 will provide information on upcoming vehicles and technology trends that will impact the repair processes, including structural design innovations, system changes and new materials and electronics throughout new and redesigned vehicles. The course will also give a glimpse into some of the aluminum-intensive vehicles coming to market that will require aluminum repair training.
The 3-credit hour course meets training requirements for all Professional Development Program (PDP) roles. To register for I-CAR training at SEMA, visit semashow.com/education
. Registration is currently open and the course will be open to the industry beginning November 24, 2015.