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Advanced Technology & Diagnostic Repair Forum

Agenda – ATDRF 2017

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration and Check-In

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7:00 AM - 7:30 AM

Private Breakfast & Networking


7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Redefining the Automotive Industry through the Connected Car, Autonomous Vehicle & Mobile Computer

The collision and claims segments are beginning to come to terms with the advances in technology in modern vehicles. Sean will guide us through the current landscape of the technology in today’s vehicles with a look into the future as the mobile computer (vehicle) redefines how the industry (collision and insurance) navigates through the challenges. As customer convenience takes center stage the role of the claims organizations will change as will the complexity of repairs for vehicles with onboard computers, lidar, radar, network communications and accident avoidance, as we hurtle towards the future of autonomous vehicles.

Presenter: Sean Carey, President, SCG Management Consultants

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Technology

ADAS is sweeping the industry by storm! This presentation will cover the different types of RADAR and LIDAR sensors along with the increasing roles smart cameras play in driver assist systems such as lane departure warning, adaptive cruise, and autonomous driving. Get a head start on your future by learning practical repair shop do’s and don’ts along with diagnostic tips and calibration procedures required to service these amazing new systems.

Presenter: Dave Hobbs, Technical Training Team Leader, Delphi Automotive

8:30 AM - 9:10 AM

Will Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Force Salvage and Aftermarket Parts into Extinction?

Collision repairers are replacing, reprogramming, flashing and recalibrating parts and onboard diagnostics at an alarming rate. Body control modules, ABS, windshields, adaptive headlights, cameras and other ADAS technology are redefining the landscape of collision repair and the parts used.

  • Are alternate parts such as aftermarket or salvage an option to complete a safe and proper repair?
  • If OE is the only alternative, what is the impact on the industry?

Moderator: Mark Olson, CEO, Vehicle Collision Experts, LLC
Panelist: Terry Fortner, Vice President of Corporate Accounts, LKQ Corp.
Panelist: Jake Rodenroth, Director of Client Services, Collision Diagnostic Services
Panelist: Vincent Claudio, Senior Vice President, Gerber Collision & Glass
Panelist: Jason Macco, Manager Body / Exterior Aftersales Engineering, GM Customer Care & Aftersales

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

Governance, OE’s and Big Brother are Weighing in at an Astonishing Rate

  • What role will the government play in advanced vehicle technology and the autonomous vehicle at a state and federal level?
  • What rules/ regulations and laws are in effect or proposed that could impact the industry?
  • What is the position of the new administration and the car manufacturers and how will it impact the collision industry and your business?

Moderator: Bob Redding, Washington, D.C. Representative, Automotive Service Association (ASA)
Panelist: Dan Gage, Senior Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Panelist: Gary Ledoux, Assistance National Manager, American Honda
Nat Beuse, Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

Coffee / Networking Break


10:10 AM - 10:50 AM

What Scan Tool Do I Use? OEM or Aftermarket

Bosch manufacturers aftermarket scan tools as well as the OEM scan tool for several car manufacturers. As technology and advanced drive assist systems (ADAS) become more prevalent, understanding which tool to use may be the difference between a safe and proper repair and tragedy.

Collision repairers are conflicted as to which scan tool they should use to scan, flash, reprogram and calibrate a vehicle.

  • Are the tools exactly the same and if they aren’t, what is the difference?
  • If there are differences, what are they and why do they exist?
  • Learn how Bosch and similar companies get their information and understand their biggest challenge? Time

Presenter: Michael Simon, Director, Strategic Accounts (AA-AS) Automotive Service Solutions, Bosch Automotive

10:50 AM - 11:30 AM

Advanced Vehicle Technology Ensures that Pre & Post Scanning is Here to Stay!

Several OE’s have issued position statements alerting the industry that their collision damaged vehicles should be scanned pre & post repair. This has sent shock waves through the industry as repairers are making adjustments in their processes, training and equipment.

  • Learn how repairers and insurers are adapting?
  • Understand what is required to recalibrate a vehicle and what equipment they are using
  • Some repairers have chosen to invest in equipment and others are using 3rd party vendors to meet the requirement.
    • What is the difference?
    • And when did they make the decision to make the investment?
  • What are the biggest challenges repairers and insurers face?
  • What are insurers doing today and in the future to adapt to this significant change in estimating best practices?
  • And how are they handling DTC’s that are not part of the accident but identified in the scanning process?

Moderator: Russell Thrall III, Editor-in-Chief, CollisionWeek
Tim O'Day, President & COO, The Boyd Group Inc.
Chris Evans, Claim Consultant, P & C Claims, State Farm Insurance Companies
Darrell Amberson, President, LaMettry's
Matt DeWalt, Co-Owner, Legacy Autobody Group
Mark Woirol, Senior Manager, Allstate/Tech-Cor