ASA Hosts Annual Technology and Telematics Forum
September 17, 2019—The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (the “Alliance”) hosted the sixth annual Technology & Telematics Forum on Sept. 12 in Troy, Mich.
The forum consisted of several segmented discussions focused on new vehicle technologies, data access, and cybersecurity solutions. Attendees heard from experts representing entities from across the automotive industry.
Panel discussions went into detail regarding the latest and future vehicle technologies and, specifically, what impact these technologies will have on the independent automotive repair industry.
Ray Fisher, ASA executive director, was pleased with the overall success of the program.
“I want to thank the Alliance for not only their sponsorship of the program but more importantly, sharing our vision of a productive dialogue with our professionals within the automotive repair industry," said Fisher. “I think this was a prime example of defining the importance of ‘advocacy,’ which is what Bob Redding, ASA’s Washington, D.C., representative does for our members. It’s not just about ‘legislation,’ it is having the ability to have dialogue to avoid government regulation. The panels covered a lot of information and a great number of ideas were shared. It is one of the things that ASA is here for.”