Complete schedule for Advance Technology & Diagnostic Repair Forum unveiled

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North Richland Hills, Texas — June 19, 2017 — The complete list of speakers and panelists has been revealed for the Advance Technology & Diagnostic Repair (ATDR) Forum. This inaugural event will take place Wednesday, July 26, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, and is one of many events being put on by NACE Automechanika 2017. Collision Repair magazine is the exclusive Canadian media partner for NACE Automechanika 2017. 

The ATDR Forum will focus on the automated driver assistance systems (ADAS) and the connected car systems that are redefining the scope of proper repairs after the vehicle was involved in an accident. Sensors, cameras, accident avoidance systems, and wireless communications are just some examples of new technology that affects repairs. Car manufacturers, insurers, repairers, and technology companies are driving the content for the Advance Technology & Diagnostic Repair Forum, which the organizers say makes this the most comprehensive and relevant program of its kind. A statement from the Forum’s organizers says the business is changing rapidly, forcing everyone to reevaluate training, equipment, operational and repair best practices as well as their interactions with vehicle owners.

All industry stakeholders involved in the collision repair and service repair industries are welcome, including but not limited to the following:

  • Collision repairers
  • Executive and management staff from MSOs, networks and franchisors
  • Insurance professionals
  • Technology providers
  • Service writers
  • Repair Technicians

Some of the topics that will be covered in the ATDR Forum include autonomous vehicles, the use of OEM parts vs. aftermarket and salvage parts, government regulation and legislation, cars as mobile computers, a panel discussion with insurers, and more. The schedule is available for review below.

Advanced Technology & Diagnostic Repair Forum Agenda

7:00 a.m. — Registration, Private Breakfast and Networking

7:30 a.m. — Governance, OE’s and Big Brother are Weighing in at an Astonishing Rate: Bob Redding, Automotive Service Association and Wayne Weikel, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

8:00 a.m. — Redefining the Automotive Industry Through the Connected Car, Autonomous Vehicle & Mobile Computer: Sean Carey, SCG Management Consultants

8:30 a.m. — Will Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Force Salvage and Aftermarket Parts Into Extinction?: Terry Fortner, LKQ Corp.; Jake Rodenroth, Collision Diagnostic Services; Mark Olson, Vehicle Collision Experts, LLC (Moderator)

9:10 a.m. — Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Technology: David Hobbs, Delphi Automotive

9:40 a.m. — Coffee / Networking Break

10:10 a.m. — What Scan Tool Do I Use? OEM or Aftermarket: Mike Simon, Bosch US

10:50 a.m. — Advanced Vehicle Technology Ensures that Pre- and Post- Scanning is Here to Stay: Tim O’Day, Boyd Group; Chris Evans, State Farm Insurance Companies; Darrell Amberson, LaMettry’s; Matt Dewalt, Legacy Autobody Group; Mark Woirol, Allstate/Tech-Cor; Russell Thrall III, CollisionWeek(Moderator)

Dan Risley, President and Executive Director, ASA stated, “This is the largest forum that exclusively covers the latest in ADAS, telematics and other new technology as it relates to the collision repair industry. The new advisory board made a huge impact in developing content relative to the needs of the market and attendees of this program will gain significant insight necessary for success in their businesses.”

For more information and to register, please visit stonefortgroup.com/atdrf-2017/register.

Remember, you can access free mechanical training when you register for NACE Automechanika 2017 through Collision Repair magazine! Register using the form below to access your free coupon code!


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