With the 2013 Auto Show season approaching and soon-to-be-released vehicle technologies entering the marketplace, consumers are making decisions on which vehicles they might choose as their “next new car.” According to Automotive News, there will be over 200 new or significantly changed vehicle models announced through 2015, thus making the need for advanced training on vehicle-specific repair techniques essential. In today’s ever-changing environment, awareness and understanding of vehicle technology are mission critical to the performance of complete and safe repairs.
I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, has premiered its newest Live training course, Vehicle Technology and Trends 2013 (NEW13). This course provides an auto show insider look at what’s coming mainstream, as well as important “must know” information for correctly repairing these new technologies. During the course, collision repair industry professionals will learn about the latest vehicles and technology trends that impact the repair process, including structural design changes, and new materials, electronics, and systems throughout the vehicle. Interactive elements throughout the course with a subject matter expert instructor provide even more value to the students by allowing them to engage and receive answers to questions that impact their day-to-day jobs.
Jason Bartanen, I-CAR technical director, says, “The Vehicle Technology and Trends 2013 course is a unique training experience for students. In addition to focusing on new vehicles and technologies, NEW13 builds an understanding of how the economy, government mandates, and vehicle design principles are working together to rapidly change vehicles of the future.”
He continues, “Ultimately, being able to identify the new technologies found on North American, Asian, and European vehicles for model year 2013 makes this course extremely useful for the inter-industry.” Vehicle Technology and Trends 2013 (NEW13) is a training course within the I-CAR Professional Development Program, I-CAR’s flagship training program for collision industry professionals. More information and registration is available on the I-CAR Canada website at www.i-car.ca, or by calling Customer Care at 800.808-2920.