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NACE | CARS Announces Return of Technology & Telematics Forum

In its second year, the forum will provide a deep-dive into the future of shops and an overview of emerging technology for the industry.


NACE | CARS announced the return of the Technology & Telematics Forum (TTF). In its second year, TTF will provide a deep-dive into the future of shops and an overview of emerging technology for the industry. Sponsored by Auto Alliance and ASA, the 2015 program will feature an enhanced agenda with relevant topics for both CARS and NACE attendees.

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The 2015 Technology & Telematics Forum will include five key discussion areas:

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

The event will take place Thursday, July 23 from 2 to 4 p.m., and a reception will follow immediately after, concluding at 6. Everyone involved in the automotive industry is encouraged to attend.


“We are very excited about this year’s lineup,” said Donny Seyfer, co-owner of Seyfer Automotive, Inc. and chairman of ASA. “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.”

More information about NACE | CARS 2015 can be found at or Those interested in attending TTF can register by clicking HERE.

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