ETTN wrapped up the SEMA Show week with two activities on Thursday. The council-sponsored session, “Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Forum: Next-Gen Safety Performance,” examined new business opportunities for passive ADAS products, as well as the challenges member companies encounter as a consequence of ADAS technologies and identified resources, practices and tools required to develop solutions.
The much-anticipated third annual ETTN Vehicle Tech Lunch & Learn offered a welcome respite from the Show. Members had a chance to learn about key network initiatives, member resources as well as volunteer opportunities through conversations with council leadership and SEMA staff. The casual setting, which included food and beverages, also gave technical, engineering and design pros the opportunity to share knowledge and talk about the latest trends in automotive technology.
But the highlight of the Lunch & Learn was the presentation of two awards. The ETTN Techie Award was presented to Ryan Truax, founder of Advanced Fuel Dynamics, which specializes in aftermarket flex-fuel systems.
In acknowledging Truax’s role in advancing automotive technology, SEMA Director of Councils and Networks Bryan Harrison said, “Ryan’s flex-fuel management technology is truly ground-breaking, and ETTN was honored to present him with the Techie Award in recognition of his innovation and significant contribution to reducing harmful emissions.”
The second award, for Ambassador of the Year, was presented to Chris Crecelius of Edelbrock Performance, who was lauded for his many contributions to the industry and the network.
“ETTN was honored to present Chris with our Ambassador of the Year award,” said ETTN Chair Ian Lehn, president of BOOSTane. “A past select committee member and a constant champion for all things automotive and relevant to our initiatives, Chris is a great representation of why our continued success as a network for SEMA’s future is possible.”