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Telematics and the Connected Car is the Topic of May 20 CREW Webcast


The Collision Repair Executive Webcast (CREW) will feature David Ferrick, vice president and general manager insurance market for Cross Country Automotive Services, a pioneer in creating technology enabled service solutions for the auto and insurance industries. The presentation is slated for Thursday, May 20 at 11 a.m. PST.

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Ferrick will discuss how telematics and the connected vehicle landscape will continue to impact and influence consumers, insurers and the vehicle repair community. Of particular interest is how onboard technology will connect insurers to vehicle accidents by way of early crash notification capabilities, which will initiate the claim process, potentially reduce injury claims, eliminate unnecessary tows and even determine vehicle reparability at the accident scene.

Other topics will include Pay as You Drive (PAYD) models, which capture driving habits and behaviors and enable insurers to better assess risk, and the evolution of onboard technology from its initial safety and security focus to include “infotainment” and ultimately, productivity enabling features.


CREW is designed to provide collision repair service providers, property and casualty insurance personnel and automobile physical damage industry suppliers, partners and constituents with high-level, current information about the rapidly changing industry.

Each webcast includes topical, high-level industry information, as well as a special guest presenter. The delivery format is a web-based visual presentation of the content, a simultaneous audio conference call and the capability for participants to question the presenters.  

Erick Bickett of Fix Auto, Matthew Ohrnstein of Symphony Advisors, and Vincent Romans of The Romans Group produce and present the semi-monthly, one-hour meeting.  

More information:

There are a limited number of spots available.  Reservations are required.  If you are interested in joining the CREW webcast on Thursday, May 20 at 11 a.m. PST or any future CREW session, contact Liz Stein at (714) 279-2027 or via e-mail at [email protected].

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