By Zane Clark
Connected and automated vehicle technologies, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and other mobility options will significantly improve safety. The automotive aftermarket industry is playing an increasingly important role in retrofitting and installing many of these systems and technologies on the 250-million vehicles already on U.S. roads.
Join SEMA in Detroit, Wednesday, June 14, for an exclusive educational and networking event, where a panel of experts will discuss how advanced-vehicle technology is transforming the automotive and aftermarket industries, and explore the challenges and opportunities posed by evolving vehicle technologies and mobility options.
Attendees will also hear from special guests from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Michigan District Office. The SBA will share insights on business financing programs that support infrastructure improvements needed to assure business sustainability into the future.
- John Waraniak, vice president of vehicle technology, SEMA
- Jeff Varick, president, Brandmotion
- Scott Wolin, district sales manager—restyling, Chicago Parts & Sound LLC
The educational programs will be immediately followed by a networking reception.
As an added bonus, on the following morning, attendees will be invited to tour both the American Center for Mobility and the innovative Mobility Transformation Facility, more commonly known as Mcity, at the University of Michigan. The 32-acre facility is located on campus, and is the first of its kind in testing new automated vehicle technologies and their capabilities to safely maneuver actual roadways. Hosted by SEMA’s Professional Restylers Organization (PRO), attendees will enjoy a guided private tour of the facility.
When: Wednesday, June 14, from 3:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. (EDT)
Where: Detroit Metro Airport Marriott, 30559 Flynn Dr., Romulus, MI 48174
Cost: $25 SEMA members/$35 non-members. Fees include the education program, networking mixer and optional tour (June 15).
Space is limited, so register now!
For more information, contact SEMA’s Senior Director of Education Zane Clark.