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The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has announced session II of the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit, which will be held Thursday, Nov. 4 at the 2021 SEMA Show.
Ryan McMahon, vice president of Insurance and Government Affairs at Cambridge Mobile Telematics, will provide insights into the driver behavior and loss analysis telematics provides. McMahon will review the many use cases different industries have to leverage telematics data collected from connected vehicles, smartphones and IoT devices.
For example, telematics provides visibility into crash severity by identifying the vehicle’s change in velocity. This information can benefit collision repair facilities in many ways, such as resolving repair disputes and automatically identifying a total loss — even before ever leaving the scene of the accident.
“Our objective with these summit sessions has always been to give our audience perspective into the innovation and emerging trends in the automotive and collision repair fields,” said Bruce Halcro, chairman of SCRS. “Sessions like this are critical to understand how access to information is going to change both the collision repair and claims environments.”
Mobile telematics, which didn’t exist a decade ago, has seen explosive growth across many industries over the past few years. Analysts forecast it will be a $125 billion industry by 2026.
Cambridge Mobile Telematics is the leading telematics company in the world. Their platform combines sensor fusion, artificial intelligence and behavioral science to provide organizations with driving data that measures driving risk, helps drivers become safer and detects car crashes in real-time.
The data is evolving, and industry segments can better study and leverage the predictive power of speed, braking, cornering and other driving behaviors both on their own and in the context of other factors. Consumers, regulators and government officials also continue to adjust their views on privacy.
McMahon’s session on “Vehicle Research and Trends: Telematics” will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
To register for the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit, visit scrs.com/2021RDE.
Summit sessions can be selected individually or as part of the Full Series Pass at scrs.com/rde.
The OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit will take place in the Upper South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, just down the hall from the Collision Repair & Refinish section of the SEMA Show. It is made possible with support from BASF, CCC, Enterprise, Reliable Automotive Equipment, Toyota Wholesale Parts and SEMA.