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Scan Tool Group (STG) - Involved in all aspects of scan tools and reprogramming tools. The Scan Tool Groups had one subcommittee under it: Telematics SubCommittee
Underhood Technology Group (UTG) - Involved in engine, transmission and air conditioning equipment issues. The UTG group currently has three subcommittees under it: I/M Subcommittee - specifically involved in regulated I/M equipment issues; Hybrid Vehicle Subcommittee; Air Conditioning Subcommittee
Collision Repair Group (CRG) - Collision Repair equipment including frame straightening, welding and painting equipment
Under Car Group (UCG) - Involved in steering, alignment, brakes, suspension, wheel and tire
Shop Management and Information Software Group (SMG) - Electronic repair manuals and electronic shop management software.
Vertical groups are the heart of the Equipment and Tool Institute. ETI vertical groups represent all aspects of automotive repair. Vertical Groups to allow members to discuss common problems and to examine the most current and pertinent technical information in specific areas of interest.
ETI recognized members’ need to address areas of common interest and formed its first Vertical Group, the Performance Test Equipment Group (PTEG) in 1973. Several more groups were added in time, and in 1997, the groups were reorganized, broadening their focus from specific types of tools and equipment to the intended applications of those tools and equipment. The Vertical Groups continue to evolve today to meet the changing needs of ETI members.
ETI’s Mission is to advance the vehicle service industry by providing technical data and open dialog between the manufacturers of transportation products, government regulators and the providers of tools, equipment and service information.