SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 31, August 6, 2009

SEMA and CAR Report: OEM Powertrain and Platform Changes That Will Impact Your Business

In a multi-phased series of specialty-equipment industry forecasting reports, SEMA and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) will provide insight to help members increase the understanding and awareness of vehicle technology challenges and opportunities to support their business development and planning efforts.

Phase II of the reports, to be presented in a SEMA webinar on August 13, will cover vehicle manufacturer plans for powertrain technologies, platforms and economic forecasts that impact the specialty-equipment and performance aftermarket. The webinar on September 17 will feature Phase III of the report, which outlines the major economic drivers of the U.S. automotive market and their potential impact on SEMA-member companies.

The webinars are moderated by John Waraniak, SEMA vice president of vehicle technology, and presented by CAR’s Brett Smith, assistant director, manufacturing, engineering, technology.

SEMA presented the research findings and released advanced copies of Phase II and Phase III of the multi-phased series of specialty-equipment forecasting reports at the annual State of the Association meeting in Pasadena, California, on August 1. Members who were unable to attend the meeting are encouraged to mark their calendars for the upcoming webinar sessions. Phase II of the report will be covered on August 13 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. (PST); and the session on Phase III will be conducted on September 17, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. (PST).

Register for Phase II of the report, "Powertrain Forecast and Analysis: What is Coming and What are the Implications for the Specialty-Equipment Market"

Register for Phase III of the report, "Major Determinants of U.S. Automotive Demand: Factors Driving the U.S. Automotive Market" 

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All SEMA webinars are conducted live and are open to all employees of SEMA-member companies free of charge. To participate, all you need is a computer with Internet access and a telephone. All previous SEMA webinars are available for download. Learn more about SEMA webinars and view upcoming presentations.