ToolTech Dates: April 25-27, 2017  
New Orleans, LA
NASTF Meeting April 24, 2017

Presentations/Speaker Sessions

Monday, April 24, 2017
NASTF General Meeting

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
ETI Market Research White Paper

Keynote Speaker

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.


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.

  Brian Herron, Drew Technologies


Insights from National Accounts, Franchisors, and Distributor Representatives
The 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 correctly. 
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.

Kevin FitzPatrick


Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Industry Trends
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 Effect of Emerging Technologies on the Aftermarket
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 industry.With representatives from diagnostic tool companies, national account service providers and independent service providers, this is a “can’t miss” panel!
derator:  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)

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.
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


The Science Of Silence: Can You Hear Your Body Talking?


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