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Technology & Telematics Forum to Return to 2015 CARS

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May 14, 2015—The 2015 NACE/CARS Expo & Conference has announced that the Technology & Telematics Forum (TTF) will be returning this year. This will be the second year for the forum, which will provide information for the future of shops and an overview of emerging technology for the industry.

The event will take place Thursday, July 23 from 2:00-4:00 pm at the COBO Center in Detroit, with a reception to follow immediately after.

“We are very excited about this year's line up. These topics are critical for our members, regardless of discipline, to stay current on emerging technologies, so I encourage our mechanical and collision attendees to add this program to their NACE/CARS schedule," said Donny Seyfer, co-owner of Seyfer Automotive and chairman of ASA

The forum will include the following discussion areas:

  • Telematics Update - The latest information from across the industry on OE and Aftermarket Telematics, as well as Connected Car activity will be provided
  • Connected Car Panel Discussion - The panel, moderated by Bob Redding (Washington Representative with ASA), will discuss technical policy related to Connected Car technology from ETI, SAE & OE representatives
  • Driver Assistance Communication and Electronic Stability Control - The functions and service requirements of cameras, GPS’s and other driver assistance technologies that are used in current models will be addressed
  • Here Come the Apps: How Aftermarket Software will Help Drive Telematics Innovation - A panel, moderated by Tony Molla (Vice President with ASA), will discuss how 3rd party companies plan to leverage Connected Cars
  • Future Technology: Serial Edge Nibble Transmission (SENT) - The advantages and challenges of SENT, a new unidirectional communications protocol that is replacing the analog voltage output of automotive sensors, will be discussed by Bernie Porter, an Engineer with Mahle. The implications and impact of SENT on the aftermarket repairer will be addressed.

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