Presentations/Speaker SessionsMonday, April 24, 2017
NASTF General Meeting
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
ETI Market Research White Paper
Aftermarket View of Right to Repair
As we approach model year 2018 vehicles, automakers must meet the Right to Repair requirements regulated in Massachusetts and the national MOU. These requirements include repair information, tools, and pass-thru Diagnostics. This discussion will explore what solutions the automakers are offering and how the aftermarket is responding.
Speaker: Aaron Lowe, Senior Vice President of Regulatory
and Government Affairs, Auto Care Association
OEM Vehicle Technology Panel
Question and answer sessions with OEM Personnel on next-generation technologies, diagnostics, reprogramming, service readiness.
Moderator: Brian Herron, Drew Technologies
Insights from National Accounts, Franchisors, and Distributor Representatives
National Accounts/Franchisor/Distributor panel will focus on the
challenges we all experience on a daily basis and how collaboration and
open dialog will drive future solutions in the aftermarket. With the
rapidly changing technology in today’s vehicles, it is vitally important
that our industry partners anticipate and plan for the future in the
development of products and services to support those advances. As an
association made up of tool and equipment manufacturers and service
providers selling into the automotive aftermarket the insights of these
industry leaders along with participation and engagement can lead to
improving everyone’s bottom line and having better technicians and
training in place to ensure that vehicles are repaired safely and
The questions that will be presented to the panel will be centered on
issues of industry profitability and how ETI member companies can assist
in supplying and improving tools and equipment.
Moderator: Kevin FitzPatrick
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The Effect of Emerging Technologies on the Aftermarket
What are the technologies vehicle manufacturers are
investing in, and what are the key drivers for those technologies? What about the Connected Car? And where is the Autonomous Vehicle? Which technologies are gaining traction, and
which will be forgotten by next year? In
other words, which should I and my company be paying attention to so that we
can deliver the goods needed to support them?
This discussion gives an overview of our industry and related topics as
we explore technologies being developed and released across the globe.
Speaker: Ben Johnson, Mitchell 1
The business of
servicing the modern motor vehicle has changed dramatically in the last
decade. The growing population of “connected vehicles”, ADAS-equipped
vehicles and other new technologies could create more dramatic changes. Following the
industry overview of technologies both in place and near-term, this panel of
experts from various areas within the vehicle service industry will share their
insights about technologies and the impacts those technologies will have on our
representatives from diagnostic tool companies, national account service
providers and independent service providers, this is a “can’t miss” panel!
Moderator: Ben Johnson, Mitchell 1
Heavy Duty Manufacturer Panel Discussion
ELD’s – (Electronic Logging Devices) – Mandatory December 18, 2017 (an onboard device to electronically capture Driver Logs)
Moderator: Tom Kotenko, Snap-on
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Panel
With the continued evolution of electronic integration into what were once purely mechanical components and/or systems, the awareness of inspection, communication, diagnosis and even self-diagnosis becomes more relevant to equipment and tool manufacturers, as well as to the aftermarket shops and technicians investing in and using those products. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are important gateways to the autonomous vehicle development that propels our industry forward. Please join us with your thoughts and questions for an informative discussion of ADAS technology that is changing the manner in which service, diagnostics and repair procedures are executed.
Moderator: John Heist, StarEnvirotech
Collision Technology Update and Pre and Post Repair Scanning Panel
With the increased use of electronic driver safety systems such as lane departure warning systems, blind spot detection, and forward looking cameras for crash avoidance, and automatic cruise control not only is a pre and post scan needed to make sure they are operational and communicating properly, but also recalibration and/or aiming and reinitializing these systems are critical to an effective and safe repair. We will discuss OBDII Scanning and the explore the best path forward.
Moderator: Bob Holland, Chief Automotive Technologies
Connected Car/Telematics/Cybersecurity Panel
Moderator: Greg Potter, The Equipment and Tool Institute