Monday, 27 October 2014 00:00

I-Car Premieres 2015 Technology and Trends Course at SEMA

Written by I-Car Press Release

The collision repair Inter-Industry is preparing for a “tsunami” of new and advanced vehicle construction materials and technologies and I-CAR® is committed to equipping the industry with training that provides the knowledge needed to perform complete, safe, and quality repairs.

At SEMA 2014, I-CAR will premiere its course, Vehicle Technology and Trends 2015 (NEW15).

This course brings the auto show to the classroom and offers students a preview of the latest trends expected to impact the collision repair Inter-Industry.

Josh McFarlin, Director of Curriculum & Product Development for I-CAR explained, “Lightweight vehicle materials like aluminum and high-strength steel are driving major changes in vehicle construction. For repairers, this can mean major changes to the collision repair process. Understanding these changes before vehicles enter the shop contributes to right first time repairs and associated efficiency gains.”

Vehicle Technology and Trends 2015 will provide information on upcoming vehicles and technology trends that will impact the repair processes, including structural design innovations, system changes and new materials and electronics throughout new and redesigned vehicles. The course will also give a glimpse into some of the aluminum-intensive vehicles coming to market that will require aluminum repair training.

The 3-credit hour course meets training requirements for all Professional Development Program™ (PDP) roles. To register for I-CAR training at SEMA, visit To learn more about Vehicle Technology and Trends 2015, visit Registration is open and the course will be open to the industry beginning November 24, 2015.

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