The emerging role of telematics as a revenue generator for independent auto repair shops will be the focus of educational sessions at the 2015 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), Nov. 3-5 in Las Vegas, Nev.
The AAPEXedu sessions will also examine the challenges the aftermarket faces with “direct to vehicle owner” OE communications, and other issues related to autonomous vehicles and connected cars.
All AAPEXedu sessions are free and begin on Monday, Nov. 2, the day before the official start of AAPEX, and run throughout the event.
AAPEXedu sessions that will spotlight the increased opportunities and added challenges of telematics and the connected car are:
Tuesday, Nov. 3
- “Connected Vehicles: Gearing Up for Security,” 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
- “Telematics Support for Independent Shops,” 11 a.m. - Noon
- “21st Century Vehicles – Keeping Drivers Safe and Connected While Respecting the Environment,” 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 4
- “Telematics and the Independent Vehicle Service Industry,” 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
- “Connected Vehicles: The Future of Transportation,” 11 a.m. - Noon
- “New Safety Technology: Does It Work?” 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Nov. 5
- “Connected Vehicles – Have You Lost Connection with Infotainment?” 11 a.m. - Noon.
With more than 50 sessions, the 2015 AAPEXedu is designed to help automotive service professionals, warehouse distributors (WDs), retailers, parts stores and manufacturers stay ahead of the curve.
All AAPEXedu sessions will take place at the Venetian, Palazzo Congress Center Level 1, Marco Polo Rooms 701-707 and 801-804, and Casanova Rooms 506-507 and 606-607.