Las Vegas, Nevada – Five nominees have been selected to advance in the 2022 SEMA Launch Pad Competition. The best pitch, decided at the SEMA Show, will win a grand prize package valued at $92,000.
Of the five innovators, one is a fellow collision repairer – Frank Terlep, co-founder of Auto Techcelerators LLC and self-described auto industry disruptor. His idea? The Drive CoPilot Technology Platform, designed to help perform, document and invoice ADAS safety system verification testing, dynamic calibrations, seat belt function tests, and more.
Terlep’s work revolves around ADAS repairs, calibrations, and similar technologies that force the auto industry to evolve and adapt to more precise, exacting standards.
Two of the five competitors will go on to the finals at the revamped SEMA Show Industry Awards Banquet, where they will pitch their ideas to judges in front of a live audience on Nov. 3.
“This year’s SEMA Launch Pad competitors were amongst the best that we’ve ever seen,” said Myles Kovacs, Launch Pad judge and president of TIS Wheels.
“I’m constantly amazed at the ingenuity, passion, and drive we see from competitors. It’s going to be difficult to select just one winner from the group.”