Since January 2015, the SEMA Garage has hosted 184 member manufacturers for 20 different Measuring Sessions, bringing in some of the most highly anticipated vehicles of the year, including the ’16 Nissan Titan XD powered by Cummins.
Find out how the SEMA Garage can help get your products developed and to market faster and more cost effectively.
New products shape the automotive specialty-equipment industry, and companies that get their innovations to market earliest have the best chance for success. Millions of dollars are spent each year to research, design, develop and produce prototypes that are eventually honed into the finished parts that reach consumers’ vehicles. Until recently, that process has been time consuming and expensive—especially for smaller manufacturers that don’t have huge budgets. But technology is changing the R&D process.
The SEMA Garage Opens to Industry Wows
As the saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. In recent months, the new SEMA Garage—Industry Innovations Center has officially thrown its doors wide open to SEMA members, welcoming them to let their creativity flow within the new facility. In return, the initial industry response has been incredible. Clearly, SEMA membership is intrigued with the possibilities.
Ford Motor Co. has made CAD information available for the ’15 Mustang and F-150. The data is accessible to SEMA manufacturing members who are subscribed to the SEMA Technology Transfer program. The program, which was established more than 10 years ago to help manufacturers minimize or eliminate reverse engineering for production, is available for $360 per year. Other OEMs that are part of the program include Chrysler, General Motors and Scion.
SEMA is enhancing customer service and raising awareness of its member benefits by assigning each member company with a single point of contact to assist with all Show-related services and with association programs and services.
Twenty-four manufacturers turned up to measure the completely
redesigned ’13 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe, Civic EX Sedan and all-new
Acura ILX 2.4L during last week's SEMA Measuring Session
at American Honda's headquarters in Torrance, California.
Twenty-one manufacturers showed up to measure the ’13 Cadillac ATS, XTS
and ’13 Chevrolet Spark during the Measuring Sessions at SEMA’s Diamond
Bar, California, headquarters, September 5–6. Measuring Sessions provide manufacturers with hands-on access
to new vehicles in order to gather surface data for
designing, developing and manufacturing specialty equipment.