The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) recently held a panel on connected cars and the aftermarket during its annual Vision Conference. The panel discussed the future of vehicle-to-vehicle communications, the independent aftermarket supplier’s role with advanced vehicles and how the diagnostics community can better prepare for these advances. Panelists included:
- Nat Beuse, associate administrator, Vehicle Safety Research, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
- Donny Seyfer, AAM, chairman, Automotive Service Association (ASA) and co-owner of Seyfer Automotive Inc.
- Xavier Mosquet, senior partner and managing director, Boston Consulting Group
- David Williams, senior planning manager, Marketing & Strategic Planning, DENSO
“Emerging vehicle technologies continue to generate a high level of interest from industry leaders and policymakers alike,” said Seyfer, following the panel discussion. “I’m encouraged by the cooperation exemplified during today’s discussion and look forward to continuing to work with these organizations in the future.”